Media Releases Archives: March 2016

Western University planetary scientist heads back to Mars with European space probe

March 14, 2016

As the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) launched a space probe early this morning from the Russian Kosmodrom in Baikonur, Kazakhstan to study trace gases…

Western University apologizes to sexual abuse victims of former psychiatrist Dr. Dobrowolski

March 14, 2016

Western University apologized today for the part it may have played in the trauma and hurt suffered by former students who were abused by London psychiatrist Dr. Stanley Dobrowolski. Dr….

Purple pride on full display at Western’s March Break Open House

March 10, 2016

Western University is hosting its annual March Break Open House this weekend, providing future students, their families and friends, an opportunity to meet with award-winning faculty, staff and students and…

Western welcomes new neuroscientist who unlocks minds with machines

March 10, 2016

If you watch science fiction movies from 1970s, you would think by the year 2016 there would be a robot in every home performing tasks like cooking, cleaning and cutting…

Obese women in Canada make less money than non-obese women

March 9, 2016

According to a study completed at Western University, obese women in the Canadian workforce earn less money than non-obese women. Sisira Sarma, PhD, and his team from Western’s Schulich School…

Commissioned piece by Western professor to make world première at Toronto Symphony Orchestra

March 7, 2016

An innovative collaboration featuring the music of award-winning composer and Western University professor Paul Frehner will make its world première at Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO)’s New Creations Festival. Frehner, an…

Western alumni celebrate their connections on Founder’s Day

March 7, 2016

Western University alumni around the world are joining together today to celebrate Founder’s Day and all their Western connections. Founder’s Day is celebrated each year by Western alumni, students, faculty…

Notice regarding Richmond and Wellington LTC routes to Western’s campus

March 4, 2016

Western’s campus community is advised that due to weight restrictions on Western’s University Drive bridge, Richmond and Wellington London Transit Commission (LTC) bus routes will not be coming onto campus…

Western Community set to celebrate Indigenous Awareness Week

March 4, 2016

Western University will host its second annual Indigenous Awareness Week from March 7-13 in celebration of local Indigenous culture, art and scholarship. Led by Western’s Indigenous Services, which is part…

Chatham family physician believes training medical residents in smaller communities can improve health care for patients

March 1, 2016

At her peak, Dr. Kathryn Bailey was delivering up to 100 babies a year in Chatham. After 30 years of practising family medicine in Chatham, Dr. Bailey is now delivering…