Media Releases

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.

Western University researchers breakthrough with minimally conscious state patients

February 29, 2012

Researchers from Western University have utilized their own game-changing technology – previously developed for use with patients in a vegetative state – to assess a more prevalent group of brain-injured patients, those in the minimally conscious state (MCS).

Cardiac MRI shown to improve diagnosis in patients withlife-threatening arrhythmias

February 16, 2012

New research from Western University has demonstrated the benefits of performing Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) in cases where patients have been resuscitated after Sudden Cardiac Death or enter hospital suffering from ventricular arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat rhythm).

Students at Western University develop a novel way to teach interdisciplinary care

February 16, 2012

A unique board game developed by a group of students at Western University will help bridge gaps between various health disciplines to better educate students about their roles in interdisciplinary health teams.