Media Releases Archives: 2013

Birds predict weather change and adjust behaviour by reading barometric pressure

November 18, 2013

A new study from Western University’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) proves through experimentation that birds can predict changes in the weather by reading the rise and fall of barometric pressure.

Legal expert available to comment on Supreme Court ruling in union picket-line case

November 15, 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada released a unanimous decision today holding that restrictions on a union’s expression rights on a picket-line imposed under Alberta’s privacy law were invalid.

Western welcomes 11,000 visitors for annual Fall Preview Day

November 15, 2013

Western University’s Fall Preview Day takes place on Saturday, November 16th.

Taking a philosophical approach to better understand science

November 14, 2013

Recruited from the University of Athens, Stathis Psillos was named Rotman Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Science at Western’s world-renowned Rotman Institute of Philosophy.

Research identifies potential new treatment for sepsis

November 14, 2013

Research led by Dr. Qingping Feng of Western University suggests a protein called recombinant human annexin A5 may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of sepsis.

CPSX teams with NASA for virtual institute

November 12, 2013

Researchers from Western University’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) and the Canadian Lunar Research Network (CLRN) will play a major role in NASA’s recently announced Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

Actor and humanitarian Martin Sheen to tour labs at Robarts Research Institute

November 12, 2013

President Josiah Bartlet is coming to Western University’s Robarts Research Institute.

Engage Western conference brings together campus and community

November 12, 2013

Western University will bring together delegates from campus and community to discuss the role of the university in public life and ways academic institutions partner with their communities to mobilize knowledge and create positive social change.

Western University goes global with first annual International Week

November 11, 2013

Western University students, faculty and staff will celebrate diversity and learn more about the many international opportunities available to them as the university’s first annual International Week gets underway from November 12-15.

Orthopaedic surgeon says anterolateral ligament not “new” but promising for ACL injuries

November 8, 2013

While anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is a widely accepted and proven procedure, according to a renowned orthopaedic surgeon at Western University, there is still an unacceptably high re-injury rate in young patients returning to pivoting sports like basketball, volleyball and soccer.