Media Releases Archives: 2017

Western student Levi Hord awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

November 22, 2017

Levi Hord has become the 23rd Western student to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, considered one of the world’s most prestigious post-graduate honours. Named for the British mining magnate and…

TD Bank Group gift enhances Western’s ability to turn data into solutions

November 20, 2017

A $1 million investment by TD Bank Group into data analytics teaching and research in Western’s Faculty of Science will position the University as a hot spot for solving some…

Western celebrates Indigenous Awareness Week

November 20, 2017

Western University will celebrate local Indigenous culture and scholarship with the fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week from November 20-26. The week-long event, led by Western’s Indigenous Services, seeks to enhance…

‘Wooden-shoe’ rather wear sneakers? ~ Western University research shows long-lasting issues from inflexible clogs

November 16, 2017

Bio-archeologists have discovered a pattern of unusual bone chips in the feet of clog-wearing 19th-Century Dutch farmers — injuries that offer clues to the damage we may unwittingly be causing…

World-renowned researchers unravel mysteries of MS

November 13, 2017

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 1 in 340 Canadians living with the disease. Currently, the exact cause of MS and…

Western International Week events include Canada 150 Art Installation & Music Premiere

November 13, 2017

Western University’s International Week 2017 begins today, bringing together Western’s students, faculty and staff with the wider London community to celebrate and experience the international diversity and opportunities available at…

Collaboration launches after-hours crisis counselling for Western University students

November 9, 2017

Western students experiencing mental health crisis will have access to a confidential walk-in clinic on campus three evenings a week as part of a “game-changing” program funded through the London…

Western’s ‘new’ 332-year-old treasure: much ado about something special

November 1, 2017

Shakespeare’s Fourth Folio — a rare 1685 edition of plays by the acknowledged king of English literature — has become a treasured addition to Western Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections…

New genetic marker uncovered for neurodevelopmental disorders

October 30, 2017

A team led by researchers at Western University have identified a previously unidentified genetic mutation that leads to intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, providing answers to a group of…

Take a ‘boo’ at the moon during Western Observatory event Saturday

October 26, 2017

Days before trick-or-treaters go door to door, space buffs in Southwestern Ontario will be treated to an opportunity to take a boo at the moon. Search for  aliens and zombies…