Media Releases

Amit Chakma re-appointed to second term

November 23, 2012

Western University’s Board of Governors has re-appointed President and Vice-Chancellor Amit Chakma to a second five-year term, ending on June 30, 2019. The unanimous action comes a year and a half before the current term’s expiration on June 30, 2014.

Western-led team delivers world-first ethics guidelines for cluster randomized trials

November 21, 2012

The Ottawa Statement on the Ethical Design and Conduct of Cluster Randomized Trials provides researchers and research ethics committees with detailed guidance on the ethical design, conduct, and review of…

Science meets Hollywood: Spinal cord research shares the spotlightwith Alec Baldwin

November 16, 2012

Western University’s Robarts Research Institute presents the latest in spinal cord injury research in a symposium and public forum, culminating in the presentation of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine at the Leaders in Innovation Dinner featuring actor Alec Baldwin.

Classes Without Quizzes features Parkinson’s disease expert

November 9, 2012

A neurologist at Western and the Lawson Health Research Institute, Dr. Mandar Jog delivers the latest installment of the popular, complimentary lecture series.

Canadian Space Summit and Apollo 17 astronaut descend on Western

November 8, 2012

Planetary scientists, researchers, industry partners and government officials will meet at Western University for the 2012 Canadian Space Summit (CSS 2012) to address these topics and billions and billions of other cosmic queries.

Michael Ignatieff discusses Canada’s political relationship with the U.S. at Western

November 7, 2012

Michael Ignatieff visits Western University to dissect the political landscape between Canada and the United States in a talk titled, “Us and Them: Opponents and Enemies in Politics.”

Human clinical trials of HIV/AIDS vaccine making steady progress

November 6, 2012

The first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus, developed by Dr. Chil-Yong Kang and his team at The University of Western Ontario, has received approval by the FDA to start human clinical trials.

Western and Sumagen to release preliminary results from HIV/AIDS vaccine trials

November 5, 2012

Western University and Sumagen Canada will hold a briefing for media and London’s research community regarding preliminary results for the first-ever human applied clinical study (SAV CT 01) of the world’s only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus (SAV001-H), which was initiated in March 2012.

Climate change causes unusual tree growth patterns in the Southern Hemisphere

November 1, 2012

New findings from an international research team led by Western University geography professor Brian Luckman, based on tree-ring patterns, show unusual patterns of tree growth in the Southern Hemisphere relating to recent changes in the atmospheric circulation.

New Fraunhofer Project Centre @ Western opens as unique Canadian research facility

November 1, 2012

At the centre of the brand new Fraunhofer Project Centre @ Western stands a larger-than-life materials press with a maximum clamping force of 2,500 tonnes.