Media Releases

Western astronomers (and the world) set to observe the Moon

September 20, 2012

In celebration of International Observe the Moon Night (, CPSX, Western’s Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada are hosting a free public event on Saturday, September 22nd from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory.

Western Education leads radical restructuring of children’s mental health services

September 17, 2012

A Forum on School Based Mental Health, featuring keynote speaker Senator Michael Kirby, will convene at Windermere Manor on September 18th to discuss and advance this industry-changing initiative led by Western Education Dean Vicki Schwean.

Think earnings inequality is higher in North America than Europe? Think again

September 17, 2012

One year ago today, the Occupy Wall Street movement pushed earnings inequality to the forefront of global politics. With the protest still roaring, most studies suggest that earnings inequality is far greater in North America than in Europe, but is this really the case?

Major gift pushes Western Law to forefront of Canadian corporate law

September 12, 2012

The generous gift of $1.5 million from W. Geoff Beattie and Torys LLP has been matched by Western to create a $3-million fund to establish the W. Geoff Beattie Chair in Corporate Law and support the Torys LLP Corporate & Securities Law Forum.

CIDA backs Western graduate students’ research to improve infant health in Africa

September 10, 2012

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has backed research projects at Western University aimed at improving maternal and infant health in east Africa.

Western Law to announce major gift to enhance corporate law program

September 10, 2012

Western University will announce a major gift to Western Law, which will further enhance the faculty’s renowned research and teaching of corporate law, on Wednesday, September 12th.

Western heightens emergency preparedness with new weather siren

September 3, 2012

Western University has implemented a new preparedness tool to ensure students, staff, faculty and members of its greater community receive the earliest possible warning in case of an imminent weather emergency.

Queuing theorists tackle randomness of wait times at CanQueue 2012

August 31, 2012

Next week, many of Canada’s leading health care decision makers will team with cutting-edge queuing theorists (mathematicians studying waiting lines, or queues) at Western University in an effort to address this debilitating dilemma and reinvigorate the ascent to better health care service.

Ontario Shelter Research Project to deliver first findings

August 29, 2012

The first findings of a massive collaborative study into the role shelters truly play in the lives of abused women and their children will be released Thursday, August 30th at Western University.

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomes 172 first year medical students

August 27, 2012

Western University welcomes 172 first year medical students to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with a White Coat Ceremony on Wednesday, August 29 in Room 145 of the Natural Sciences Building.