Media Releases

Supporting settlement and integration of immigrants across Canada

May 28, 2012

In 2001, more than three quarters of immigrants to Canada settled in one of only three cities: Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal. A decade later, an ever-increasing number of newcomers are finding homes in smaller communities across the country.

Western Engineering hosts first-ever Girl Guide Badge Day

May 25, 2012

More than 65 Girl Guides from across London will be participating in Western University’s first-ever Girl Guide Badge Day.

Western aviation professor launches new safety training mobile app

May 17, 2012

In general aviation, studies reveal 97 per cent of all accidents are caused by pilot error. To prevent these accidents, some pilots complete safety training courses in a classroom once…

Community sport researcher receives international awards

May 17, 2012

In recognition of nearly 25 years of research in the field of sport management, particularly in the area of community sport organizations (CSOs), Western University kinesiology professor Alison Doherty will be receiving two awards from the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) at its annual conference.

Western graduates 147 new doctors including Operation Greenfounders

May 16, 2012

One hundred and forty-seven graduates will receive their Doctor of Medicine degree from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

McMullin named Western’s first-ever Vice-Provost, International

May 16, 2012

Award-winning researcher Julie McMullin has been appointed to a five-year term as Western University’s first-ever Vice-Provost, International, commencing June 1, 2012.

Significant new gift advances mining law and finance

May 15, 2012

A significant new gift from Stephen Dattels (LLB’72) in the area of mining law and finance will help prepare Western University law students to play a role in one of Canada’s most vital economic engines.

Research exchange between Canada and Brazil strengthened

May 11, 2012

Five research projects have been chosen to receive joint funding under an innovative research exchange agreement between the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Western University and the University of Toronto, the partners announced today.

A toast to anatomical training

May 7, 2012

A student-run extra-curricular club is providing first and second year medical students at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, with an opportunity to learn anatomy in a relaxed environment, combining education and recreation.

London’s most unusual prom bridges the generation gap

May 4, 2012

The 8th annual Spring Intergenerational Gala will be held on Sunday, May 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn.