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Western Education to launch major training program on sexual violence disclosure

February 20, 2019

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) at Western University’s Faculty of Education has co-developed a free and accessible online training program that helps…

University Drive Bridge opening now scheduled for March 8

February 20, 2019

The opening of University Drive Bridge to motorists is now scheduled to take place on Friday, March 8. “Early February’s severe weather — including freezing rain, snow and extreme cold…

Western University, City of London and London Police attend multi-city meeting on illegal street parties

February 15, 2019

Representatives from Western University, the City of London and London Police Service attended a meeting today of nine Ontario university communities focused on finding solutions to the growing problem of…

Research confirms Canadian financial advisors are reliable barometers for broader economy

February 13, 2019

Canadian financial advisors are remarkably attuned to changes across a wide range of broad economic indicators – from GDP and inflation to employment and housing prices – according to five…

Study shows London’s vulnerable populations live near primary care, but language remains a challenge

February 13, 2019

Researchers at Western University are using geography to better understand access to primary care in London, Ontario, and have shown that accessibility for vulnerable populations is quite good in the…

Your spinal cord is ‘smarter’ than previously thought: research shows our spinal cords contribute to sophisticated hand function

February 11, 2019

We often think of our brains as being at the centre of complex motor function and control, but how ‘smart’ is your spinal cord? Turns out it is smarter than…

Interstellar stars to inspire future scientists at Girls and Women in Astronomy Night

February 8, 2019

Stats don’t lie. Canada – and the world – needs more women in STEM, specifically those exploring the heavens. At Canadian universities, only 21 per cent of astronomy professors are…

Organ donor registration rates in 2016 range from 20 to 46 per cent across the province

February 6, 2019

Organ donor registration increased by 62 per cent across the province from 2011 to 2016, but where you live has a lot to do with whether you have signed up…

Western Education spotlights inclusive education with film screening and Q&A

February 5, 2019

Every day 40,000 children spend most or all of their day outside the traditional classroom in Ontario. The reason – their intellectual ability. February is Inclusive Education Month in Canada….

More people die after surgery worldwide than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined

January 31, 2019

Around the world, 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days of surgery, and this translates to the third leading cause of death worldwide, a new study reveals. Since…

Injection of opioids linked to significant increase in bacterial heart infections

January 28, 2019

People who inject drugs are at a high risk for a number of health issues. In a new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers discovered…

Western’s CPSX supports new space mission led by CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques

January 22, 2019

While in space, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques is using his vantage point from aboard the International Space Station to explore Earth. Saint-Jacques is observing our planet to…

Leveraging technology to diagnose psychiatric disorders

January 15, 2019

Psychiatric disorders are often difficult to diagnose. As research advances, we are learning there are multiple subtypes of illness that differ in symptoms and treatment needs, making classification even harder….

Expert available to comment on formal investigation of head of Japan’s Olympic Committee

January 11, 2019

With news breaking that the head of Japan’s Olympic Committee is being formally investigated in France for alleged corruption in the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo, Michael Heine,…

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