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UPDATED: New tech allows Western neuroscientists to study virtual reality through sound

December 2, 2019

When exploring virtual reality, most consider the simulation as a visual experience. New technology at Western University will allow neuroscientists and audiologists to investigate simulated spaces through sound. Ingrid Johnsrude,…

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The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry establishes new Office of Military Academic Medicine

December 2, 2019

With the aim of becoming a world leader in military medicine, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University today announced the establishment of the Office of Military…

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Patrick Hickey named 24th Rhodes Scholar in Western University history

November 27, 2019

Western University alumnus Patrick Hickey has been named a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, one of only 11 Canadian students to earn the esteemed award this year, Rhodes Trust officials…

Big brass sets festive tone for launch of 20th Business Cares Food Drive

November 27, 2019

Celebrating the launch of London’s 20th annual Business Cares Food Drive, tuba players from Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music will kick things off with a festive performance at…

Major gift to transform emerging field at Western

November 20, 2019

A major gift by a long-time Western University supporter will be announced Thursday, November 21. The donor will be in attendance and available for interviews, as will university officials, researchers…

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Western-led research team extends life of rechargeable batteries


November 18, 2019

London, ON – Researchers from Western University, using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan, found that adding a carbon-based layer to lithium-ion rechargeable batteries extends their…

Western’s 2019 International Week to highlight climate change, immigration, and global partnerships

November 12, 2019

International Week at Western in November 11 to 15 – a chance to celebrate diversity, highlight international learning opportunities, explore global partnerships, and learn about international research. The annual themed…

Common muscle relaxant linked to severe confusion in patients with kidney disease

November 9, 2019

One in 25 patients with very low kidney function were admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms a few days after being prescribed a common muscle relaxant….

New study shows menstrual cycles have no effect on cognitive benefits of exercise

November 5, 2019

The majority of exercise neuroscience studies (64 per cent) have not included female participants due to the frequently held belief that hormonal fluctuations – linked to menstrual cycles – may…

Community-driven project improves patient outcomes for diabetes in Indigenous communities

November 4, 2019

A Western University based project has led to significant improvements in health outcomes for people living with diabetes in Indigenous communities across Canada. The FORGE AHEAD project was launched in…

Physician opioid prescribing significantly increases risk of addiction

October 31, 2019

Researchers at Western University and ICES Western have shown that men who filled a prescription for opioids after minor surgery were at significantly higher risk of persistent long-term opioid use…

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Using probiotics to protect honey bees against fatal disease

October 30, 2019

Probiotics, beneficial microorganisms best known for promoting gut health in humans, are now being used by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute scientists to save honey bee colonies from…

UWOFA and Western University reach new tentative agreement

October 28, 2019

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) Librarians and Archivists Bargaining Unit and Western University are pleased to announce they have reached a new tentative agreement. “This positive outcome…

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John and Melinda Thompson help Western advance the future of engineering leadership and innovation

October 28, 2019

Western University is poised to help revolutionize engineering education, thanks to the launch of the John M. Thompson Centre for Engineering Leadership and Innovation. The Thompson Centre will help engineering…

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