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Western rocks the crater in unique Sudbury field course

September 22, 2017

  Thirty-two students from Western and around the world will be journeying almost two billion years back in time in a unique, intensive one-week field course to study the planet’s…

Western undergrads named global award-winners

September 21, 2017

Thirty-eight Western University undergraduates— whose research ranges from mental health care to the effects of climate change — have received international recognition for excellence in scholarship. The Undergraduate Awards is…

Rare case of stroke recovery after 23 years, noted by researchers at Western and Lawson Health Research Institute

September 21, 2017

A Windsor man who regained use of his hand 23 years after having had a stroke is being described as a “remarkable” case by researchers who have tracked his recovery….

Time for Spaced-Out (real) science at Western on Saturday

September 19, 2017

Planet Nibiru doesn’t exist — and there is zero scientific basis to support a viral “prophecy” that a secret planet will somehow appear on Saturday to mark the start of…

Western researchers reverse the negative effects of adolescent marijuana use

September 12, 2017

Researchers at Western University have found a way to use pharmaceuticals to reverse the negative psychiatric effects of THC, the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana. Chronic adolescent marijuana use has…

Helping hands and quirky courses: a buffet of back-to-school stories for media

August 31, 2017

Thousands of university students are set to unpack their suitcases on campus this weekend — and then get to work helping Londoners before they buckle down to their studies. For…

Western welcomes Ann and Mitt Romney to Robarts’ Leaders in Innovation Dinner

August 23, 2017

When Ann Romney was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1998, she described it like facing a monster – one that she was determined to fight. The former First Lady…

Enjoy eclipse — and stay safe while viewing it — at Western University campus

August 17, 2017

A much-anticipated solar eclipse will sweep through North America and will also grace the skies over London on Monday, August 21 — and the best gathering place to watch it…

Young entrepreneurs highlight their start-ups during Propel Demo Day at Western

August 15, 2017

What vaults an entrepreneurial idea from great concept to viable business? Often, it’s a potent mix of mentorship, marketing and money. For four months, 17 entrepreneurs with 11 nascent businesses…

Western University hosts See the Line concussion symposium August 16

August 14, 2017

Five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser will join an all-star lineup of athletes including Honorary Chair Eric Lindros, San Jose Sharks Centre Logan Couture and Western’s Women’s hockey assistant coach Kalley…

New scanning process allows unprecedented look inside live insects

August 8, 2017

Until now, insects have been too wriggly to make good subjects for scientists wanting to understand more about insect innards. But an interdisciplinary team of biologists and imaging specialists from…

Hockey FIT program shows significant improvements for men’s health

August 3, 2017

When Andrew Gill decided to join Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) pilot program he was struggling with chronic back pain, was having difficulty sleeping and was frustrated with trying…

Mistaken-identity mushrooms: Western researchers re-classify common chanterelle

July 28, 2017

Some discoveries come from the stars —and some grow beneath our feet. Western University professor Greg Thorn has shaken the mycological world with not one but three discoveries about prized…

Western names Schulich Leader Scholars

July 24, 2017

Luke Ingratta and Joy Shah, two of the nation’s highest achieving secondary students, will begin their undergraduate studies at Western this fall as recipients of prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Launched…

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