Media Releases Archives: 2014

Brain and Mind Institute confirms echolocation acts as ‘sixth’ sense for blind people

December 22, 2014

A new study by neuroscientists at Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute has further demonstrated that human echolocation operates as a viable ‘sense’, working in tandem with other senses to deliver information to people with visual impairment.

Researchers aim to use entrepreneurship in Kenya to make mental health the bottom line

December 19, 2014

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have teamed up with colleagues at the University of Toronto, Queen’s University and the Africa Mental Health Foundation to develop a new model of recovery from mental illness in a low-income region of Kenya.

The Joyce Foundation donates $5 million to ignite students’ potential

December 19, 2014

A $5-million donation to Western University from The Joyce Foundation will offer students facing adversity hope for a promising future.

Western’s Faculty of Education improving children’s mental health through new Single Ceiling initiative

December 18, 2014

Western University’s Faculty of Education is working to improve care for vulnerable children and enable ground-breaking research by organizing children’s mental health experts and supports together into one unique location.

Western Law professor joins WADA investigation into Russian doping allegations

December 16, 2014

Western University law professor and veteran sport arbitrator Richard McLaren has been appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to investigate allegations of widespread, systematic doping and cover-ups in Russia.

Canadian Arrhythmia Network to be hosted at Western University

December 15, 2014

The Government of Canada announced $26.3 million in funding today to establish the Canadian Arrhythmia Network (CANet) as a Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) hosted at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Two Western Law professors appointed to the bench

December 15, 2014

In an unprecedented move, two Western University Law professors have been tapped for judicial appointments on the same day.

Western University researchers uncover clues about childhood leukemia

December 11, 2014

Researchers from Western University have identified a gene that has the potential to wipe out cancer cells in a common form of childhood leukemia.

New research from Brain and Mind Institute able to grasp what can’t be seen

December 11, 2014

Cognitive neuroscientists at Western University have proved that people have an unconscious ability to control and even manipulate objects without knowledge of size or space.

Western plans groundbreaking Master of Media in Journalism & Communication

December 8, 2014

Western University announced a new Master of Media in Journalism & Communication today, becoming the first university in Canada to offer a master’s program combining the two disciplines.