Media Releases Archives: 2014

Western researchers find broccoli and cabbage by-product are safe pest control for spider mites

January 20, 2014

An international research team, led by Western University, has discovered that a naturally occurring plant by-product, which is not harmful to humans, can be utilized as pest control against spider…

Western to announce record United Way donation


January 20, 2014

Western University will announce its 2013 campaign fundraising total in support of United Way of London & Middlesex. This year, Western’s record-setting donation will be unveiled with the help of…

Olympic experts from Western University available for media commentary

January 20, 2014

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics just weeks away, experts from Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) are available to media for commentary. FOLLOW ICOS ON TWITTER: @westernuOlympic…

Western planetary cartographer’s Mars atlas recognized as top scholarly work

January 17, 2014

Renowned Western University planetary cartographer Philip Stooke has received high praise for his Mars atlas by the American Library Association’s Choice Reviews magazine. Each year, Choice creates a list of…

Tornado impact expert presents Western Engineering public lecture

January 17, 2014

Kevin Simmons, internationally known for his work on the socioeconomic impact of natural hazards, will visit Western University next week to deliver a lecture about the death and destruction caused…

Fetal exposure to nicotine alone increases long-term risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome

January 16, 2014

Many women are encouraged to quit smoking when they become pregnant using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) whether as gum, transdermal patches, nasal spray or lozenges.    But new research from Western…

Western’s Board of Governors appoints new leadership

January 16, 2014

Western University’s Board of Governors has appointed Chirag Shah Chair of the Board for 2014 effective Jan. 1. Joining Western’s Board of Governors in 2010, Shah chaired the Board’s Property…

London conference to highlight advances in bone and joint injury and repair

January 15, 2014

Arthritis is a debilitating and painful condition affecting nearly four and a half million Canadians, and the number is steadily climbing as our population ages.  It takes a huge toll…

Schulich Dentistry opens unique operating suite for special needs patients

January 14, 2014

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has become the first dental school in North America to be equipped with a general anaesthetic (GA) suite allowing the School’s dental…

New study from Western University shows alcohol affects vision by 30 per cent

January 14, 2014

Using a 144-year old optical illusion, researchers from Western University have determined that drinking the legal limit of alcohol impairs some aspects of vision by 30 per cent. In findings…