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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…

Western tells Richmond Row Stories as part of Doors Open London

September 14, 2018

This weekend, Londoners will travel back in time for a stroll in one of the Forest City’s foundational neighbourhoods – guided (virtually) by its residents as they share stories of…

Robarts Research Institute will be home to Canada’s first Magnetic Particle Imaging system

September 13, 2018

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) – considered the most promising and emerging imaging technology of the past 20 years – is coming to Western University. The MPI system will be housed…

Academic, artistic and business leaders to be honoured at Western’s 312th convocation

September 13, 2018

Film, philanthropy, medicine and math will be celebrated this fall when Western University bestows honorary degrees on seven Canadian luminaries at the 312th . The ceremonies are scheduled for the…

Seniors’ simple falls prompt costly paramedic visits

September 7, 2018

A newly published study shows London-area paramedics are spending at least a month’s worth of time each year literally picking up seniors who have called emergency services for help in…

Commentary: Western researchers explore implications of MAID for organ donation in Canada

September 6, 2018

A newly published article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine raises ethical questions and challenges for organ donation in cases where a patient has elected Medical Assistance in…

Researchers date ‘hibernating’ HIV strains

September 4, 2018

Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Simon Fraser University (SFU), in partnership with University of British Columbia (UBC) and Western University, have developed a novel…

Western campus traffic disruptions first week of September

August 31, 2018

As the fall term begins, drivers using roads on Western’s campus throughout the first week of September are being asked to take note of traffic disruptions and to expect delays….

Western welcomes back 33,000 students

August 31, 2018

Western University is set to welcome approximately 33,000 students to London as Orientation Week and the 2018 fall term begins. A full schedule of O-Week activities has been designed for…

Research shows point-of-purchase labels and reward cards improve the consumption of healthy foods in university dining halls

August 30, 2018

A recently published research paper by a team of professors, graduate students, and the Nutrition Manager at Western University shows that point-of-purchase labels and reward cards improve the consumption of…

Western welcomes Susan and David Axelrod to Robarts’ Leaders in Innovation Dinner

August 27, 2018

Frustrated with the inability to protect her child from the devastation of uncontrollable seizures and the side effects of medications, Susan Axelrod joined forces with two other concerned parents to…

Researchers shed new insights into fate of Franklin Expedition

August 23, 2018

A team of academic researchers from MacEwan University in Edmonton, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Western University in London, University of Saskatchewan, Trent University in Peterborough, University of Waterloo and…

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