Media Releases Archives: 2016

Western University scientists develop game-changing ‘ultrathin’ flash memory device

October 13, 2016

At 10 nanometers (nm), the sleek new polymer material that scientists at Western University have developed for use in flash memory devices is 10,000 times thinner than a single human…

International 15-year study shows most dominant HIV subtype is also ‘wimpiest’

October 13, 2016

An international study 15 years in the making has shown that it’s ‘survival of the wimpiest’ among subtypes and strains when it comes to understanding the spread of HIV/AIDS around…

Western University cameras capture fireball in the sky over Georgian Bay

October 7, 2016

Researchers from Western University have released footage of a basketball-sized fireball that was seen widely by observers throughout southern Ontario and adjacent areas early Friday morning (Oct. 7). Peter Brown,…

Western hosts International Observe the Moon Night this weekend

October 6, 2016

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual event, led by NASA, the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and partners around the world, which…

Wild Weather touches down at Ontario Science Centre

October 5, 2016

New interactive exhibition developed and produced in Ontario explores the power and impact of severe weather TORONTO (October 5, 2016) – Warning: extreme weather alert in effect at the Ontario…

Early marijuana use associated with abnormal brain function, study reveals

October 5, 2016

In a new study, scientists in London, Ontario have discovered that early marijuana use may result in abnormal brain function and lower IQ. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal…

Statement on racist signage in community

October 4, 2016

Western University has been made aware of a number of images, symbols and slogans that were shared by Western community members through social media over the past weekend. Specifically images…

Classes Without Quizzes returns exploring how the American election matters to Canadians

October 4, 2016

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, returns for a new season on October 6, as political science professor and co-director of Western’s Leadership and Democracy Lab Peter…

New study shows ‘impactful’ text messages reduce unhealthy sitting marathons

October 3, 2016

With countless hours dedicated each week to class time, course work, online gaming and binge watching videos on Netflix and YouTube, most university students spend a lot of time sitting….

Western University Wellness Education Centre receives $1 million donation

October 3, 2016

Western students now have a central, safe, supportive environment to access even more health and wellness resources thanks to a donation of $1 million from the Fairmount Foundation. Western University’s…