Media Releases Archives: March 2012

Warm winters may be nice for humans but not so much for butterflies

March 30, 2012

It was a relatively inexpensive winter for heating in central North America, with mild temperatures reducing the need to warm our houses, but the mild, fluctuating temperatures will cause butterflies to suffer severe energy shortages this spring.

Margaret Trudeau lecture postponed

March 29, 2012

Western University has postponed today’s Faculty of Health Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture with Margaret Trudeau due to a sudden and unexpected death in her extended family.

Western University applauds post-secondary education support infederal budget

March 29, 2012

Western University President Amit Chakma applauded the Canadian government for its ongoing commitment and support for university research through its granting councils as detailed in today’s federal budget.

Roméo Dallaire lecture postponed

March 23, 2012

Senator Roméo Dallaire’s 2012 Claude and Elaine Pensa Lecture in Human Rights has been cancelled.

Ambassador visits Western for French celebration

March 23, 2012

Western University will celebrate its academic partnerships with France next week during a two-day visit by the Ambassador of France to Canada Philippe Zeller.

Mayo Clinic president and garment industry giant to receive honorary degrees from Western

March 22, 2012

Dr. John Noseworthy, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mayo Clinic, and Dr. John Cheh, Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer of “the world’s biggest shirt maker” Esquel, will receive honorary degrees from Western University at the 2012 convocations.

Exercise has benefits, even when it’s done in space

March 22, 2012

In a new study, a research team, which includes Western University kinesiology professor Kevin Shoemaker, has tested various cardiovascular measures in six astronauts on long-term missions aboard the International Space Station.

Roméo Dallaire to deliver Pensa lecture in human rights

March 21, 2012

Senator Roméo Dallaire has seen the worst of humanity. Informed by experience, however, Dallaire brings lessons of hope as he delivers the 2012 Claude and Elaine Pensa Lecture in Human Rights at Western University.

Are communities partly to blame for our children’s health problems?

March 20, 2012

Research from Western University suggests that the way we have built communities in Canada the past few decades is partly to blame for rising rates of childhood obesity, respiratory problems and mental health issues.

Promoting the oil sands and advancing women in engineering

March 20, 2012

The following events in Western University’s Faculty of Engineering may be Of Interest.