Media Releases Archives: 2014

Western unveils Canada’s first national survey on impact of domestic violence at workplace

November 25, 2014

Initial findings of the first ever Canada-wide study on domestic violence in the workplace will be released at Western University.

Western space explorers ready to capture new images of the surface of Mars

November 25, 2014

A team of Western University space explorers are capturing new images of the surface of Mars with the largest telescope ever used for a deep space mission as part of the ongoing Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

New smartphone app helps users ‘Buy Local, Eat Smart, Get Healthy’

November 21, 2014

Western University researchers and partners released the SmartAPPetite app today, providing Southwestern Ontarians customized tips about local food, healthy eating, recipes, and information about local farmers and food providers.

Western helps address family doctor shortage in China

November 19, 2014

Throughout the next three months, Western University will be hosting delegates from the Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China with the aim of helping to solve one of China’s greatest healthcare challenges.

Western’s Faculty of Education joins UN network to improve media literacy

November 18, 2014

Western University’s Faculty of Education has joined a select group of international academia by becoming part of the first international University Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue, launched by UNESCO and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

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.