Media Releases Archives: June 2013

Brain and Mind Institute-led research team wins coveted Human Brain Mapping Hackathon

June 28, 2013

A team of researchers fueled predominantly by Western’s Brain and Mind Institute won a top prize in the Hackathon this past week at the 19th annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in Seattle, Washington.

Western University receives $20 million as member of Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Leadership Circle

June 25, 2013

Western University researchers will receive $20 million dollars as members of the newly formed Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Leadership Circle.

Western names Executive Director of Government Relations

June 20, 2013

Peter White has been appointed Executive Director, Government Relations and Strategic Partnerships for Western University, effective August 19th.

“Forrest Gump” mice show too much of a good thing, can be bad

June 20, 2013

A line of genetically modified mice is furthering the understanding of a key neurotransmitter called acetylcholine (ACh).

Who Was Franz Boas? Research Program Receives $2.5 Million to Find Out

June 19, 2013

A multidisciplinary team is currently editing, reassessing and re-contextualizing personal and professional papers of Franz Boas, widely considered a founding figure of North American anthropology, and a distinguished public intellectual.

Western alumni donate $4-million to support coaching and academic exchanges

June 14, 2013

Western University students and varsity student-athletes will benefit from a $4-million gift from alumni Jack and Sharon Cowin.

Leadership in Aboriginal Education cohort graduates, launches book

June 13, 2013

An exceptional cohort of new Western University alumni graduate tomorrow (Friday, June 14) from the Faculty of Education, having successfully completed Master of Education degrees with a special focus on Leadership in Aboriginal Education.

Western University to announce significant donation

June 13, 2013

Western University President and Vice-Chancellor Amit Chakma and Jack and Sharon Cowin will announce details of a significant donation to Western.

Western University receives Fire Safety Award

June 13, 2013

Western University was recognized by the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council with a Fire Safety Award for outstanding contributions to fire protection and prevention, presented at a ceremony on June 12, 2013 in Toronto.

Western hosts national workshop to help boost oral health research

June 7, 2013

A two-day national student workshop at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry starts on Monday, June 10.