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Western University to celebrate close of Be Extraordinary fundraising campaign

October 18, 2018

Media is invited to an announcement, which celebrates the close of Western University’s Be Extraordinary campaign, on Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m. in Conron Hall, University College. Donors, volunteers,…

Opioids: A Country in Crisis – a panel discussion at Western University

October 18, 2018

More than three people in Ontario died every day as a result of an opioid overdose last year. While Canada continues to face a national opioid crisis, London is far…

Physical activity throughout pregnancy enhances physical and mental health and reduces risk of pregnancy complications

October 18, 2018

Physical activity is a critical component of achieving a healthy pregnancy according to a new evidence-based pregnancy & physical activity guideline, co-led by Western University professor Michelle Mottola and launched…

Western to unveil new building for Engineering

October 11, 2018

Media are invited to attend as Western University officially opens the newly constructed, Three C+ Engineering building on Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m. The new building addresses the critical…

Western to close University Drive Bridge on October 18

October 10, 2018

Western University will close University Drive Bridge to all motorized vehicles effective October 18, 2018 for the next few months. It will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. “Safety is…

Olympians and Paralympians headline human rights in sport conference

October 10, 2018

Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau, Bruce Kidd, Beckie Scott and Josh Vander Vies have all represented Canada at the world’s biggest sporting event: The Olympic and Paralympic Games. These four superstar athletes will…

Genetic mutation may increase risk of pancreatic cancer in females

October 4, 2018

In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, researchers have found that mutation of a gene called ATRX may lead…

Statement Regarding September 29 Street Party

October 2, 2018

Western University is extremely disappointed in the actions and behaviour of those who attended the street party on Broughdale Avenue on Sept. 29. This illegal gathering is dangerous for those…

International expert examines the corporate costs of domestic violence

October 2, 2018

An internationally renowned expert who specializes in the business costs of domestic violence will deliver two talks locally on Wednesday, October 3. Aristides Vara-Horna is the Director of the Research…

Why does being familiar with someone’s voice help us understand what they’re saying?

October 1, 2018

A new study from Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative shows that familiar voices are easier to understand even if a person doesn’t recognize them as familiar. The findings were published in…

Western to welcome the world for global conference of international guidance counsellors and admissions professionals

September 27, 2018

Western University announced today it will host more than 1,600 delegates from over 80 countries at the global conference of the International Association for College Admission Counseling (International ACAC) July…

Western hosts SPACE OUT! as part of nation-wide Science Literacy Week celebration

September 21, 2018

Science Literacy Week is a nation-wide effort to showcase the excellence and diversity of science outreach institutions around the country. This year’s theme is Space, in large part, to celebrate…

Study shows wellness app and ‘loyalty points’ fuel physical activity

September 20, 2018

A new study led by Western University shows that relatively small financial incentives – as little as pennies a day – and goal setting can increase physical activity. The findings…

Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration wins PromoScience Award for Space Matters

September 17, 2018

Although many people are fascinated by space, most Canadians are relatively unaware of how space technologies pervade their everyday life. From GPS and satellite communications to weather forecasting and monitoring…

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