Media Releases Archives: August 2012

Queuing theorists tackle randomness of wait times at CanQueue 2012

August 31, 2012

Next week, many of Canada’s leading health care decision makers will team with cutting-edge queuing theorists (mathematicians studying waiting lines, or queues) at Western University in an effort to address this debilitating dilemma and reinvigorate the ascent to better health care service.

Ontario Shelter Research Project to deliver first findings

August 29, 2012

The first findings of a massive collaborative study into the role shelters truly play in the lives of abused women and their children will be released Thursday, August 30th at Western University.

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomes 172 first year medical students

August 27, 2012

Western University welcomes 172 first year medical students to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with a White Coat Ceremony on Wednesday, August 29 in Room 145 of the Natural Sciences Building.

Expert available to discuss Republican convention and upcoming U.S. presidential election

August 27, 2012

As Republicans gather in Tampa, Florida to formally nominate Mitt Romney as the key opponent to Barack Obama’s presidential re-election efforts, Western University’s Don Abelson is available for media interviews.

Potential new treatment target identified for melanoma skin cancer

August 16, 2012

New research from Western University has identified a potential new target for the treatment of melanoma, the deadliest of all skin cancers.

North American Surgical Robotics Summer School

August 16, 2012

The North American Surgical Robotics Summer School is taking place this week at CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics).

Canada needs (international) talent

August 14, 2012

The 122-page report, commissioned by the government in 2011, titled International Education, a Key Driver of Canada’s Future Prosperity, outlines a vision for Canada to successfully attract top talent from around the world to study, conduct research and increase collaboration between Canadian and international academic institutions.

Egg yolk consumption almost as bad as smoking when it comes to atherosclerosis

August 13, 2012

Newly published research led by Dr. David Spence of Western University shows that eating egg yolks accelerates atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes.

Western researchers explore secret origin of déjà vu

August 10, 2012

Most people have been in a situation that suddenly feels strangely familiar, while also realizing that they have never been in that specific place before. These experiences are called ‘déjà vu’ and the phenomenon has inspired countless books, songs and movies.

Back to the Future: Students digitize archeological artifacts in 3-D

August 9, 2012

What’s (really) old is new again. Thanks to cutting-edge equipment and techniques, researchers and the public alike will soon have access to an ever-expanding database of virtual, 3-D archeological artifacts that tell the story of southern Ontario.