Media Releases Archives: July 2014

Expert available to speak with media about First World War centenary

July 23, 2014

Monday, July 28 marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the outbreak of the First World War. These events touched off four years…

Gene variant identified as a heart disease risk factor for women

July 22, 2014

When it comes to heart disease, Dr. Ross Feldman says women are often in the dark. Historically, it was thought that heart disease was a men’s-only disease, however, data has…

Indigenous Mini-University Summer Program returns to Western

July 14, 2014

The primary goal of Western University’s Indigenous Youth Mini-University Summer Program is to inspire Indigenous youth to pursue postsecondary education through on-campus learning experiences led by Indigenous students, staff and…

Western hosts major international computer science conference

July 14, 2014

In 1998, the first-ever blog appeared online, Apple introduced the iMac and Internet Explorer passed Netscape in browser market share. It was also the first year for the International Conference…

Evolutionary biologists discover “maternal effect” key to fish combating climate change

July 10, 2014

A new study led by Western University provides the first in-depth look at thermal tolerance in a wild fish population, which is a key factor in understanding how animal species…

Renowned Alzheimer’s researchers awarded the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

July 9, 2014

Currently in North America, an estimated six million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s disease and as our population ages, the number of people affected, and the cost of treatment is…

Award-winning neuroscientist named first Western Research Chair

July 8, 2014

Ingrid Johnsrude, one of Canada’s most innovative neuroscientists is coming to Western University to further her research into understanding human behaviour through speech, language and hearing. She has been named a Western Research Chair, the first of its kind announced since the chairs were established last year in support of Western’s Clusters of Research Excellence program.

New MedLINCS pilot program brings medical education to Aboriginal youth

July 7, 2014

Now in its ninth year, Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is working in collaboration with community partners across seven southwestern Ontario locations to immerse Schulich Medicine students…

New study from Western’s Biotron shows climate change impacts northern wetlands

July 3, 2014

New research from Western University explores how climate change may fundamentally change Canada’s northern wetlands. In a paper released in the journal Global Change Biology, Professors Zoë Lindo and Brian…