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New report on domestic violence documents 418 cases of domestic homicide involving 476 victims in Canada from 2010-2015

December 6, 2018

A new report from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a painful reminder that domestic violence is a major social, criminal and public health issue…

High school students learn about missing Indigenous women at ‘A Room of Your Own’ book club event

December 5, 2018

More than 90 female high school students from the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board will learn about truth and reconciliation and how it…

Board ratifies UWOFA collective agreement

November 29, 2018

Today, Western’s Board of Governors ratified a new four-year collective agreement with the University’s Faculty Association (UWOFA) – which represents about 1,564 faculty members, of whom 1,001 are full-time probationary or…

High School Project launches Business Cares Food Drive showing we are ‘stronger together’

November 27, 2018

Members of the Grand Theatre’s ‘The High School Project’ will gather at Western University and musically demonstrate that the louder our collective voices are, the better we are to support…

Researchers create tool to examine cost-effectiveness of naloxone programs in high schools

November 26, 2018

In the midst of a national opioid crisis, some Canadian school boards have implemented school-based naloxone programs in order to provide secondary school administrators, teachers and students with access to…

Two brains prove better than one for inaugural round of McGill-Western Collaboration Grant program

November 22, 2018

The first round of the McGill-Western Collaboration Grant awards were announced today, showcasing the unique research partnership between Western University’s BrainsCAN and McGill University’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL)…

Rapid test for E.coli keeps contaminated food off grocery store shelves

November 22, 2018

The goal is to identify E. coli in your food before it ever leaves the processing plant, ensuring that it never makes it to the shelves of your neighbourhood grocery…

Cardiac surgery and addictions counselling linked to significantly reduced mortality in injection drug users with heart valve infection

November 21, 2018

Cases of endocarditis – infection of the heart valves – have risen dramatically in recent years as a result of the opioid crisis. In London, Ontario 55 per cent of…

Pollen DNA provides potential new window for forensic information

November 15, 2018

For one Western University researcher, DNA found in pollen grains can provide a fingerprint to determine their precise origin. Bogumil Karas, PhD, an assistant professor at Western’s Schulich School of…

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…

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