Media Releases Archives: March 2012
Translating classroom knowledge into lifelong wellness
March 16, 2012
Watch Britney Spears perform and you can see how she developed musculoskeletal injuries. But how did her acrobatics affect her…
Western hosts international scholars and speakers at Islam and Democracy conference
March 15, 2012
Outspoken journalist and author Hadani Ditmars and Chair of Huron University College’s Islamic Studies Program Ingrid Mattson headline an internationally renowned collection of keynote speakers scheduled to appear at the Islam and Democracy Conference, hosted by Western University
Western research showcase asks is Justin Bieber a more significant Canadian than David Suzuki?
March 15, 2012
Dozens of Western’s internationally recognized faculty members alongside post-doctoral fellows and graduate students will be on hand in the Great Hall (Somerville House) to discuss their findings with university colleagues, the media and the general public.
Western launches new digital communication certificate program
March 14, 2012
Western University’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) is launching a new program.
New Canada Research Chair looks back 15,000 years to understandfuture climate change
March 13, 2012
A new Canada Research Chair (CRC) at Western University, Fred Longstaffe, hopes to find a key that opens the time capsule of climatic change in North America.
Western’s Brain and Mind Institute advances understanding of size perception
March 12, 2012
Neuroscientists from Western University have taken the all-important first step towards understanding the neural basis of size constancy or the ability to see an object as having the same size.
Western welcomes prospective students to campus open house
March 8, 2012
Western University will host an open house Saturday, March 10 to provide an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the university and tour the campus.
Western hosts prominent U.S. gender equality and civil rights activist
March 7, 2012
Anita Hill, Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University will speak about “The Value of Belonging: Reimagining Equality in the 21st Century” as part of Western University’s Canada-U.S. Institute and its Visiting Fellows Program.
Spider mite genome sequence establishes tools to tackle pest resistance
March 6, 2012
Western biology professor Miodrag Grbic and an international research team have exploited this genomic resource to identify both the mode of action of a major mite pesticide, as well as how mites have evolved resistance to the pesticide in field populations.