Media Releases Archives: 2014

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.

Western University positions itself among world leaders in bone and joint research

November 3, 2014

The university is investing $5 million to support a team of all-star researchers from across five faculties to provide them with additional personnel, resources and infrastructure to attract, retain and mentor future leaders.

New study finds parents’ happiness depends on number of children and age at first birth

October 28, 2014

A new study by a Western University demographer shows that the happiness trajectories of new parents vary greatly depending on the age when people have their first child and how many children they have.

Online Surveillance: Classes Without Quizzes shines light on your ‘digital shadow’

October 28, 2014

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, returns for a new season.

Western to host 12th annual International Symposium for Olympic Research

October 28, 2014

Many of the world’s leading Olympic Games researchers will meet at Western University this week for a major conference focused on understanding the cultural importance of the multi-billion dollar, biennial international sporting competition.

Western researchers identify potential therapeutic target for Osteoarthritis

October 27, 2014

Researchers at Western University have identified a specific gene that plays a key role in the degradation of cartilage in osteoarthritis (OA).