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New online tool provides support for Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence

February 26, 2020

Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects 1 in 3 Canadian women and is linked to increased risk of injury, physical and mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder,…

Western names Baron new Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International)

February 20, 2020

Britta Baron has been named Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International), effective July 1, through June 30, 2025, Western University announced today. Baron currently serves as the Director of the International…

Althea Blackburn-Evans

Western names Althea Blackburn-Evans Chief Communications Officer

February 19, 2020

Althea Blackburn-Evans has been named Western University’s first-ever Chief Communications Officer in a reorganized communications portfolio, President Alan Shepard announced today. Reporting to the president, Blackburn-Evans will lead Western’s Communications…

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Online tool aims to improve experiences of young people in the mental health care system

February 13, 2020

A new online project launching today aims to improve the experiences of young people entering the mental health care system. A joint venture between Western University researcher Dr. Javeed Sukhera…

Western to inspire next generation of ‘stars’ with Girls and Women in Space Night

February 10, 2020

As part of the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Western University is hosting a very special event on Tuesday, Feb 11 from 5 to 9…

Western Shows Its Local Love with Contribution to United Way

February 5, 2020

Western University today announced a contribution of $619,475 from its 2019 campaign in support of United Way Elgin Middlesex. Western’s contribution came from faculty, staff, students and retirees and will…

Statement regarding confirmed Novel Coronavirus case in London

January 31, 2020

WESTERN UNIVERSITY | MIDDLESEX-LONDON HEALTH UNIT   Statement regarding confirmed Novel Coronavirus case in London   This afternoon, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced the Province’s third confirmed case of…

International study investigates near death experiences using data from text mining

January 30, 2020

A new study using text mining and artificial intelligence from Western University and University of Liège (Belgium) provides quantitative scientific proof that most people respond positively to near death experiences…

Local exhibition Marks 100 Years of Nursing Education in London

January 30, 2020

This year, Western University is celebrating a century of nursing education. To mark the milestone, Museum London has pulled from its extensive artifact collection, borrowed from other community archives and…

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Controlled-release opioid may be leading to heart infections in persons who inject drugs

January 23, 2020

A new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University suggests that injection drug users prescribed controlled-release hydromorphone are three times more likely to develop endocarditis, a serious…

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Research points to early detection for Alzheimer’s disease

January 20, 2020

Researchers at Western University are looking at both brain metabolism and brain structure to pinpoint early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. By looking specifically at an area of the brain responsible…

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Research shows real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

January 17, 2020

A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen’s University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on…

Dr. Luciano Sposato

After stroke, both women and men are significantly more likely to suffer dangerous heart complications

January 15, 2020

**La versión en español sigue** New research from Western University has shown that both women and men are significantly more likely to have a heart attack or another major cardiovascular…

Memorial set to honour Flight PS752 victims

January 14, 2020

Western President Alan Shepard sent the following invitation to the community today regarding a memorial service honouring the four Western students aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752. *   *   * Following…

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