Media Releases Archives: October 2012

Engineers Without Borders is smashing pumpkins to help smash poverty

October 31, 2012

Western University’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student club will host its 8th annual Pumpkin Drop on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. on UC Hill.

Trudeau visits Western to raise mental health issue awareness

October 24, 2012

Margaret Trudeau, Canada’s former First Lady and renowned advocate for mental health awareness, will speak at Western University on Thursday, November 1 as part of the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture Series.

2012 Canada Gairdner Award winner to discuss how our biological clock ticks

October 19, 2012

Throughout October, the Gairdner Foundation welcomes the 2012 Canada Gairdner Award recipients to schools across Canada through its National Program lecture series celebrating biomedical science.

Western-led initiative unites scientists studying the future of Great Lakes Basin

October 15, 2012

A new initiative led by Western University scientist Irena Creed unites Canadian and American researchers and educators invested in bettering the future of water in the Great Lakes Basin.

Risk assessment and management explored at domestic violence and workplace conference

October 15, 2012

Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children is hosting a two-day conference this week, which features internationally recognized experts, authors and engaging speakers, who are passionate about providing essential knowledge and skills about domestic violence risk assessment and management that professionals can apply in workplaces.

Two new Canada Research Chairs named at Western – eight renewed

October 12, 2012

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced two new and eight renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC) at Western University this morning at a special event in Toronto marking the kickoff to National Science and Technology Week.

Western’s 8th annual Go ENG Girl event to be a hair-raising experience

October 11, 2012

Female students in Grades 7-10 are invited to explore the exciting world of engineering at Go ENG Girl, a province-wide, free one-day workshop full of fun hands-on activities for the girls and information sessions for parents.

Western’s Africa Institute explores partnership and PrimeMinister’s visit at symposium

October 11, 2012

The Africa Institute at Western University is preparing for a one-day symposium scheduled for next week, which will explore many of these very issues.

Research reveals more about spatial memory problems associated with Alzheimer’s

October 10, 2012

Researchers at Western University have created a mouse model that reproduces some of the chemical changes in the brain that occur with Alzheimers.

Classes Without Quizzes kicks off with analysis of 2012 U.S. presidential race

October 9, 2012

Western University launches its popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, for the 2012-13 academic year this evening with a timely talk about the 2012 U.S. presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.