Media Releases

Promoting the oil sands and advancing women in engineering

March 20, 2012

The following events in Western University’s Faculty of Engineering may be Of Interest.

Translating classroom knowledge into lifelong wellness

March 16, 2012

Watch Britney Spears perform and you can see how she developed musculoskeletal injuries. But how did her acrobatics affect her vocal performance? It is well known that participation in sports…

Western hosts international scholars and speakers at Islam and Democracy conference

March 15, 2012

Outspoken journalist and author Hadani Ditmars and Chair of Huron University College’s Islamic Studies Program Ingrid Mattson headline an internationally renowned collection of keynote speakers scheduled to appear at the Islam and Democracy Conference, hosted by Western University

Western research showcase asks is Justin Bieber a more significant Canadian than David Suzuki?

March 15, 2012

Dozens of Western’s internationally recognized faculty members alongside post-doctoral fellows and graduate students will be on hand in the Great Hall (Somerville House) to discuss their findings with university colleagues, the media and the general public.

Western launches new digital communication certificate program

March 14, 2012

Western University’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) is launching a new program.

New Canada Research Chair looks back 15,000 years to understandfuture climate change

March 13, 2012

A new Canada Research Chair (CRC) at Western University, Fred Longstaffe, hopes to find a key that opens the time capsule of climatic change in North America.

Western’s Brain and Mind Institute advances understanding of size perception

March 12, 2012

Neuroscientists from Western University have taken the all-important first step towards understanding the neural basis of size constancy or the ability to see an object as having the same size.

Western welcomes prospective students to campus open house

March 8, 2012

Western University will host an open house Saturday, March 10 to provide an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the university and tour the campus.

Western hosts prominent U.S. gender equality and civil rights activist

March 7, 2012

Anita Hill, Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University will speak about “The Value of Belonging: Reimagining Equality in the 21st Century” as part of Western University’s Canada-U.S. Institute and its Visiting Fellows Program.

Spider mite genome sequence establishes tools to tackle pest resistance

March 6, 2012

Western biology professor Miodrag Grbic and an international research team have exploited this genomic resource to identify both the mode of action of a major mite pesticide, as well as how mites have evolved resistance to the pesticide in field populations.