Year: 2014

Exoplanet hunter brings search for Earth twin to Western

Sara Seager, named among Time Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Space, visits Western University this week to deliver the 10th annual Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) Distinguished Public Lecture.

Western partners with Magnet to bring career opportunities to students

Western University students will soon have access to a new online networking platform designed to connect employers with qualified job seekers. The university has signed on as a partner in Magnet, a non-profit initiative, co-founded by Ryerson University and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce launched today at an event in Toronto.

Western raises the steaks for homecoming kickoff

Western University will welcome alumni from across Canada and around the world this weekend (September 18-21) for Homecoming 2014. Media are invited to attend a special cowboy breakfast launch event on Thursday, September 18 at 10am at Lone Star Texas Grill (660...

Western’s Emerging Scholars Recognized by Royal Society of Canada

Four Western University researchers have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), which announced its inaugural members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for...

Western neuroscientists decode vegetative state experiences with Hitchcock film

Researchers at Western University have extended their game-changing brain scanning techniques by showing that a short Alfred Hitchcock movie can be used to detect consciousness in vegetative state patients. The study included a Canadian participant who had been entirely unresponsive for 16 years, but is now known to be aware and able to follow the plot of movies.