Media Releases Archives: November 2014

Preparing for the Dementia Tidal Wave

November 18, 2014

A panel of renowned neurodegenerative disease researchers and physicians from across North America will join together to discuss how we might better prepare for this “dementia tidal wave.”

Classes Without Quizzes explores how non-musicians understand music

November 17, 2014

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, returns on November 20 as Jonathan De Souza from Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music provides insight into our innate ability to understand music.

Western study finds majority of Ontario school principals feel they don’t have necessary support

November 17, 2014

A recent Western University-led study of the work of principals in Ontario’s school system has found that while 90 per cent of principals find their positions rewarding and fulfilling, only one third of them feel they have the support and training necessary to do the job to the best of their ability.

Western’s annual Fall Preview Day rolls out the purple carpet

November 14, 2014

Western University is hosting its annual Fall Preview Day on Sunday, November 16, providing 11,000 future students, their families and friends, an opportunity to explore Canada’s most beautiful campus and learn why Western offers the best student experience among Canadian universities.

Cutting-edge computer software helps pinpoint aggressiveness of breast cancer tumours

November 14, 2014

Researchers at Western University are using cutting-edge genetic mutation-analysis software developed in their lab to interpret mutations in tumour genome that may provide insight into determining which breast cancer tumours are more likely spread to other parts of the body and which ones won’t.

Actor Victor Garber to tour imaging facilities at Robarts Research Institute

November 13, 2014

arber supported both of his parents through their struggles with Alzheimer’s disease and is now returning to his hometown of London and to Western University to get an up-close look at the research being done at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Robarts Research Institute to help better diagnose and treat this devastating disease.

Western researchers identify estrogen’s role in regulating two of the most common risk factors for heart disease in women

November 13, 2014

Researchers at Western University have identified that an estrogen receptor, previously shown to regulate blood pressure in women, also plays an important role in regulating low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.

Western welcomes superstar Shad to kick off International Week

November 10, 2014

Western University’s International Week 2014 takes flight today with campus-wide events allowing the Western community to celebrate diversity and explore international opportunities.

Western researchers use motivational coaching to help young adults quit smoking

November 5, 2014

A new study from Western University has produced remarkable results in the battle against butting out.

Western University among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2015

November 4, 2014

For the second year in a row, Western University has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.