Media Releases

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.

Prem Watsa to receive honorary degree from Western University

February 16, 2012

Prem Watsa, known as the Warren Buffet of the North, will receive an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), as Western University celebrates its annual Richard Ivey School of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) convocation on Wednesday, April 4.

Student elections at Western deemed invalid

February 15, 2012

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Western launches new mental health resource website

February 10, 2012

In an effort to assist students experiencing distress and better prepare faculty and staff encountering those feeling overwhelmed, Western has launched a new website, Mental Health @ Western.

Exploring space, reimagining Red Hiding Hood and understanding language without words

February 8, 2012

The following stories from The University of Western Ontario may be Of Interest.