Media Releases Archives: May 2013

Western University to announce extraordinary gift

May 31, 2013

Western University President and Vice-Chancellor Amit Chakma and Chancellor Emeritus John M. Thompson and Melinda Thompson will announce details of a significant gift to Western.

Western Engineering students win Ontario Centres of Excellence Connections Competition

May 31, 2013

Western Engineering students placed first overall in the University category of the Connections Competition at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Conference in Toronto.

Western Classical Studies students unearth Roman history at Vindolanda

May 30, 2013

For the next six weeks, Greene and Meyer will lead students in an archaeological dig at Western’s Field School at Vindolanda – the only field school at the site.

New brain imaging study advances understanding of how humans use tools

May 30, 2013

Using brain imaging, researchers at Western University and Queen’s University have revealed new insights into how the human brain supports the use of everyday tools like plastic tongs.

Humans answer “yes” or “no” to Western neuroscientists via brain activity

May 29, 2013

Researchers at Western University have used neuroimaging to read human thought via brain activity when they are conveying specific “yes” or “no” answers.

Research identifies a way to make cancer cells more responsive to chemotherapy

May 24, 2013

New research from Western University explains why some cancer cells don’t respond to chemotherapy, and identifies a mechanism to rectify that.

Discovery Week: Learning about rural medicine from those living it

May 24, 2013

168 year one students will fan out to communities across Southwestern Ontario (SWO) stretching from Tobermory to Point Pelee and Sarnia to Woodstock to experience “Discovery Week.”

Western led research strips down platinum to nanosized fuel cell catalysts

May 23, 2013

Dividing highly expensive platinum isotopes into nanosized particles (or even single atoms) has triggered the discovery of less expensive way to create fuel cells for use in everything from automobiles to computers.

Western University researcher identifies breast cancer fighting hormone

May 22, 2013

Transformative research from Western University has identified new hormones in the body which may suppress breast cancer and stimulate the regression of breast tumors.

Bill Tucker to join Western’s Faculty of Education

May 21, 2013

Bill Tucker, the retiring Director of the Thames Valley District School Board, has joined Western University’s Faculty of Education as a Visiting Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.