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Western’s 2018 International Week to highlight environment, global health and migration

November 12, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY WESTERN UNIVERSITY NOVEMBER 12, 2018 Western’s 2018 International Week to highlight environment, global health and migration Western University’s annual International Week kicks off today, with a focus on…

Western University and faculty union reach tentative agreement

November 9, 2018

Western University and its Faculty Association (UWOFA) have reached a tentative agreement which the negotiating teams have jointly agreed to recommend to their respective parties. The tentative deal means there…

Researchers uncover gene that regulates fat accumulation and obesity

November 5, 2018

As obesity continues to be the leading cause of deaths world-wide, researchers are working to understand what role genetics play in a person’s predisposition for obesity. New research is shedding…

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Severe breastfeeding pain experienced by new mothers can impact infant health

October 30, 2018

Breastfeeding pain is not often recognized as a problem, but a majority of first-time mothers experience this type of pain, which may lead some to stop breastfeeding altogether. A new…

New clinical protocol after general surgery cuts opioid prescribing in half

October 24, 2018

In recent years deaths from opioid overdoses have become one of the most common injury-related deaths in North America. The continent also has the highest per capita rate of opioid…

New Western Chair in Sport and Social Impact honours Special Olympics pioneer

October 22, 2018

Western University is poised to lead research on the role sport plays in benefiting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, thanks to a generous $1.5 million donation.   The gift,…

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…

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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…

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