Media Releases Archives: November 2012
Polar Stick competition builds bridges – literally and figuratively
November 29, 2012
Western University hosts its annual Polar Stick Bridge Competition tomorrow (Friday, November 30) in the Spencer Engineering Building, Room 1200. The building competition begins at 2:45 p.m.
Western Arts and Humanities launches new flagship program
November 27, 2012
Western University is catapulting its liberal arts education into the twenty-first century. Western’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities is set to launch a new flagship program, which offers an educational experience unlike any other university in Canada.
Cold cricket case could defrost mysteries of changing climate
November 26, 2012
Biologists from Western University have discovered that insects recover from chill-coma by getting water and salt back where it belongs.
Amit Chakma re-appointed to second term
November 23, 2012
Western University’s Board of Governors has re-appointed President and Vice-Chancellor Amit Chakma to a second five-year term, ending on June 30, 2019. The unanimous action comes a year and a half before the current term’s expiration on June 30, 2014.
Western-led team delivers world-first ethics guidelines for cluster randomized trials
November 21, 2012
The Ottawa Statement on the Ethical Design and Conduct of Cluster Randomized Trials provides researchers and research ethics committees with…
Science meets Hollywood: Spinal cord research shares the spotlightwith Alec Baldwin
November 16, 2012
Western University’s Robarts Research Institute presents the latest in spinal cord injury research in a symposium and public forum, culminating in the presentation of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine at the Leaders in Innovation Dinner featuring actor Alec Baldwin.
Classes Without Quizzes features Parkinson’s disease expert
November 9, 2012
A neurologist at Western and the Lawson Health Research Institute, Dr. Mandar Jog delivers the latest installment of the popular, complimentary lecture series.
Canadian Space Summit and Apollo 17 astronaut descend on Western
November 8, 2012
Planetary scientists, researchers, industry partners and government officials will meet at Western University for the 2012 Canadian Space Summit (CSS 2012) to address these topics and billions and billions of other cosmic queries.
Michael Ignatieff discusses Canada’s political relationship with the U.S. at Western
November 7, 2012
Michael Ignatieff visits Western University to dissect the political landscape between Canada and the United States in a talk titled, “Us and Them: Opponents and Enemies in Politics.”
Human clinical trials of HIV/AIDS vaccine making steady progress
November 6, 2012
The first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus, developed by Dr. Chil-Yong Kang and his team at The University of Western Ontario, has received approval by the FDA to start human clinical trials.