Media Releases Archives: 2014

Toronto Election Study finds Doug Ford’s policies favoured, even if he is not

October 24, 2014

The Toronto Election Study (TES) has collected information from nearly 3,000 respondents and principal investigators are now in a position to draw some conclusions about the policy preferences of Torontonians, and what they could mean for the outcome of the election.

New Canada Research Chair finds promise from proteins for cancer, neurodegenerative disease

October 24, 2014

With nearly 200,000 new cancer diagnoses expected in Canada this year alone, researchers are focusing on new keys to unlock our understanding of the disease.

Toronto Election Study suggests keys wards to watch on Election Day, predicts high re-election rate for incumbents

October 23, 2014

With more than 2,800 responses from eligible Toronto voters, the Toronto Election Study (TES) is in the final drive of its pre-election survey.

Western-led study reveals state of crisis in Canadian foster care system

October 23, 2014

A new study of foster care in Canada led by a researcher at Western University reveals a shrinking number of foster care providers are available across the country to care…

Western music historian makes near 1,000-year-old discovery

October 21, 2014

After years of study, many deep in the manuscript room at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, an award-winning musicologist from Western University discovered the earliest surviving handwritten manuscripts featuring notation above musical text or lyrics – a technique fundamentally still used today.

Western to kick-off 2014 United Way campaign

October 20, 2014

Western University will launch its 2014 campus-wide fundraising campaign benefiting the United Way of London & Middlesex.

Rotman Institute of Philosophy hosts climate science conference; Jeffrey Simpson headlines public panel

October 20, 2014

In an effort to better understand how climate change will affect ecosystems and human society as a whole, philosophers, historians and scientists will meet at Western University this week for an interdisciplinary conference, in which the utilization of models and computer simulations as prediction and assessment tools is fully investigated.

Western researcher and award-winning multimedia journalist investigates chronic vertigo

October 10, 2014

Meredith Levine, an award-winning multimedia journalist and a faculty member at Western University’s Faculty of Information & Media Studies, has conducted an in-depth investigation of “chronic vertigo,” an impairment that affects an estimated 1.5 million Canadians.

Expert available to comment on ending violence in hockey

October 8, 2014

An expert on the issue of violence in professional sports is available to media for commentary.

Exoplanet hunter brings search for Earth twin to Western

October 6, 2014

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.