Media Releases Archives: 2014

Western to host FIRST Lego League robotics tournament

December 4, 2014

Western University will host London’s engineers, scientists, and innovators of the future as local students ages 9-14 work together to design and build LEGO robots in the 2014 FIRST LEGO League London Qualifying Tournament.

Western University welcomes Canada First Research Excellence Fund

December 4, 2014

Senior leadership at Western University is celebrating today’s announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed Holder, which outlined how the country’s top researchers will compete for money available through the federal government’s newly established Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF).

Western space explorers release first two images of Mars captured by team using HiRISE

December 2, 2014

The team of Western University space explorers investigating the surface of Mars with the largest telescope ever used for a deep space mission released its first two images today.

New facility positions Western University on the cutting-edge of HIV/AIDS research

December 1, 2014

Commemorating World AIDS Day, Western University unveiled plans for a new 4,200 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, which will firmly place its researchers on the cutting-edge of medicine, science and technology in the study of HIV and other complex human pathogens.

Toronto Election Study finds that strategic voting was not a major factor in mayoral race

December 1, 2014

The Toronto Election Study (TES) post-election survey is now complete and its principle investigators have concluded that the impact of strategic voting was limited and did not affect the outcome of the 2014 Toronto Municipal election.

Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry honours World AIDS Day with special events

November 28, 2014

On December 1, 2014, Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will mark World AIDS Day with two special events.

Western-led study shows domestic violence in Canada is significant workplace problem

November 27, 2014

A new study of domestic violence in Canada and its impact on the workplace has found more than one third of workers across the country have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime, and for more than half of those affected, the violence followed them to work

Mascots unite at Western to launch Business Cares Food Drive

November 27, 2014

Gathered together from the farthest reaches of the Forest City, the biggest collection of mascots ever assembled in London is coming to Western University to officially launch the Business Cares Food Drive 2014 campaign.

New Brain and Mind study provides better understanding of person misidentification in dementia

November 27, 2014

A new study from Western University provides researchers and clinicians with insight into a particularly debilitating memory problem that is present in some patients suffering from neurodegeneration caused by Lewy body dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Engage Western opens doors to campus-community collaboration

November 26, 2014

Western University will bring together campus representatives, the London community and special guests to talk campus-community collaboration.