Media Releases Archives: June 2013

Western researcher to preview documentary chronicling threats to Indigenous health in Northern Ontario

June 7, 2013

A powerful new documentary by Western Indigenous health researcher Chantelle Richmond and Emmy Award-winning Ojibway filmmaker James M. Fortier detailing the consequences of industrial activity on indigenous communities in Northern Ontario will be pre-screened in London.

Cardiac surgeon named to new Chair in Surgical Innovation at Western University

June 7, 2013

Dr. Bob Kiaii has been appointed as the inaugural Raymond and Margaret Elliott Chair in Surgical Innovation, effective July 1, 2013.

Western University entrepreneur aims to commercialize new tremor treatment

June 6, 2013

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) have awarded Jack Lee, who holds a Master of Science degree (Physiology and Pharmacology) from Western University, with an OCE-OBI Entrepreneurship Fellowship to help commercialize technology that will assist in the treatment of tremors, the most common of all movement disorders.

New laboratory highlights $1.4 million in new funding

June 5, 2013

Researchers at Western University have secured funding to establish a new laboratory to improve services for newcomers to Canada and to conduct gender analysis of international development policy and practice.

Students simulate Mars Rover mission at Canadian Space Agency

June 4, 2013

Media representatives are invited to attend a simulation of a robotic mission to Mars, conducted by a team of 30 university students and researchers in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), on Thursday, June 6.

$3-million gift prepares Western Engineering students for future in leadership and innovation

June 3, 2013

Western University’s Faculty of Engineering and Ivey Business School will now offer engineering students an education like no other in Canada, thanks to a generous $3-million gift from John M. and Melinda Thompson.