Media Releases Archives: August 2013

Western University to test emergency weather siren

August 30, 2013

Western University will be conducting two tests of its emergency weather siren.

Western University O-Week to welcome class of 2017

August 29, 2013

Western University, and its affiliated university colleges, will welcome back some 38,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students for the 2013 fall term with a full schedule of activities.

Western’s English Language Centre welcomes first cohort of 85 international students

August 28, 2013

Western University is committed to growing its number of academically qualified international students and its newly formed English Language Centre (ELC) will create such an opportunity for its first-ever class, which is set to arrive on campus this weekend.

President’s statement on Dr. Tarek Loubani

August 27, 2013

On behalf of Western, I want to reiterate my ongoing concern for the plight of Dr. Tarek Loubani, an assistant professor in our Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, who is currently being detained in Egypt.

Western University and TD announce new name for stadium

August 27, 2013

Western University’s state-of-the-art athletics stadium has a new name. TD Stadium, formerly known as TD Waterhouse Stadium, will be home to a new season of Western Mustangs varsity athletics.

Studies show vedolizumab is an effective treatment for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

August 21, 2013

An international clinical trial led by Dr. Brian Feagan of Western University has found that the investigational antibody vedolizumab is an effective treatment for those suffering from ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) when other treatments have failed.

Western University monitoring situation in Egypt

August 19, 2013

Western University is attempting to gather more information regarding the well-being of Dr. Tarek Loubani, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, following his recent detainment in Cairo, Egypt.

Western neuroscientists communicate with unresponsive patient after 12 years of “silence”

August 12, 2013

Researchers at Western University have furthered their game-changing neuroimaging techniques in communicating with patients believed to be in a vegetative state by connecting with an individual that has proved otherwise unresponsive for the past 12 years.

International conference explores effect of climate change on coldblooded insects

August 12, 2013

More than 80 researchers from around the world will visit London, Ontario as Western University hosts the fifth International Symposium on the Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants (ISEPEP5).

Eric Lindros named Honorary Chair of collaborative initiative tackling concussions

August 1, 2013

Retired NHL great and former Canadian National Hockey Team member Eric Lindros is the 2013 Honorary Chair for “See the Line”, a new, collaborative initiative focused on concussion research, care and awareness.