Media Releases

Western on cloud nine with IBM, government partnership

April 10, 2012

Western University announced the formation of a new Ontario-based multi-million dollar research and development computing network today with its partners, the Governments of Canada and Ontario, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of Toronto.

More children’s deaths reported from codeine aftertonsillectomy

April 9, 2012

Researchers at Western University are sounding an alarm over the danger of giving children pain-killers containing codeine following a tonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).

Western Alumni, family and friends set to ‘scramble’ for eggs

April 5, 2012

Western’s University College Hill will transform from a beautifully manicured lawn to a sea of colourful eggs, chocolate and candy on Saturday, April 7th for the first annual Easter Eggstravaganza.

CIBC Centre targets skill transferability for displaced workers

April 4, 2012

According to new research from the CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity at Western University, productivity and wage losses during recessions are directly linked to the ease in which displaced workers can find new employment where their skills are best utilized.

Western-led Canadian Astrobiology Network officially partners with NASA

April 4, 2012

One of the main drivers of planetary exploration is the search for life beyond Earth. A number of extraterrestrial targets, including Mars and the moons Europa and Titan, have been identified by NASA as having the potential to host life or to provide valuable insight for researchers and scientists into the conditions that may have been present on Earth when life started.

Western Engineering students unveil new designs at annual showcase

April 4, 2012

Novel technologies designed and developed from start to finish by first-year Western Engineering students will be on display at the annual Design Showcase.

Stroke experts write a doctor’s guide for minimizing the risk of stroke

April 3, 2012

Two leading authorities on stroke, Dr. David Spence and Dr. Henry Barnett have teamed up to write and edit Stroke Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation (McGraw Hill Medical), a comprehensive guide for doctors to help their patients minimize the risk of stroke.

Special Olympics Ontario to honour Frank Hayden at Western ceremony

April 3, 2012

Frank Hayden, credited with the conception and creation of the Special Olympics, will be feted by his family, friends and colleagues at a ceremonial plaque unveiling.

Warm winters may be nice for humans but not so much for butterflies

March 30, 2012

It was a relatively inexpensive winter for heating in central North America, with mild temperatures reducing the need to warm our houses, but the mild, fluctuating temperatures will cause butterflies to suffer severe energy shortages this spring.

Margaret Trudeau lecture postponed

March 29, 2012

Western University has postponed today’s Faculty of Health Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture with Margaret Trudeau due to a sudden and unexpected death in her extended family.