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Potential risk of Taurid meteor swarm best observed this summer says new Western study

May 21, 2019

A new study from Western University posits proof to the possibility that an oncoming swarm of meteors – likened to the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot by some extraterrestrial experts…

Coley named Western Engineering Dean

May 17, 2019

Nationally renowned researcher, educator and administrator Ken Coley has been named the next Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, effective July 1, Andrew Hrymak, Western Provost and Vice-President (Academic), announced…

Researchers find a way to stop stress-induced seizures after traumatic brain injury

May 16, 2019

For the over one million Canadians who are living with traumatic brain injury, the likelihood of developing epilepsy increases significantly because of their injury. When faced with stress or anxiety,…

Study shows financial incentives in short doses can lead to increased and sustained physical activity

May 15, 2019

A new study led by Western University shows that modest financial incentives administered as a short ‘dose’ may drive sustained physical activity. The results are published in the British Journal…

New Western-led study explains why adoptive parents need more “Time to Attach”

May 15, 2019

The child welfare system in Canada is in “a state of crisis,” according to a new report from Western University. There are too many children and youth flowing into the…

Discovery Week brings rural and regional medicine front and centre

May 14, 2019

Six million Canadians live in rural and remote communities, making up almost 20 per cent of the population. The Canadian Institute for Health Information reports that less than ten per…

STEAM big with Science Rendezvous @WesternU

May 7, 2019

Western University faculty, staff and students host the third annual Science Rendezvous @WesternU this weekend at TD Stadium. A national science festival taking place in 25 cities across Canada, Science…

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Western Education announces major domestic violence training program for federally regulated workers

May 1, 2019

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) at the Faculty of Education has received $2.088 million to develop training for federally regulated workers to…

London Health Research Day highlights science communication

April 26, 2019

Can a urine test one day help diagnose prostate cancer? What role does estrogen play in severe asthma in women? These questions, along with hundreds more are being investigated by…

More than half of mothers of children with epilepsy at risk for depression

April 26, 2019

Mothers of children with epilepsy are at risk of having poor mental health and wellbeing, according to a new study by researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University….

Extraordinary stories from ordinary Londoners: 
‘Hear, Here’ officially launches 

April 26, 2019

Western University public history students, researchers and the City of London Culture Office are pleased to officially launch the community auditory tour, called ‘Hear, Here’ on Saturday. Three London neighbourhoods…

Western’s Board approves changes to Code of Student Conduct to address illegal street party

April 25, 2019

Western University’s Board of Governors approved an amendment to the university’s Code of Student Conduct today in an effort to curb extreme behaviour at the Broughdale Avenue street party. Western’s…

“Cook your Wash” campaign reduces risk of HIV transmission

April 25, 2019

New studies from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have found for the first time that HIV can be transmitted through the sharing of equipment used to prepare drugs…

ICU patients with non-brain-related injuries may suffer undetected cognitive dysfunction

April 12, 2019

A new study led by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has found that most patients entering hospital intensive care units (ICU) for non-brain-related injuries or ailments also suffer…

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