Media Releases Archives: August 2018

Western campus traffic disruptions first week of September

August 31, 2018

As the fall term begins, drivers using roads on Western’s campus throughout the first week of September are being asked to take note of traffic disruptions and to expect delays….

Western welcomes back 33,000 students

August 31, 2018

Western University is set to welcome approximately 33,000 students to London as Orientation Week and the 2018 fall term begins. A full schedule of O-Week activities has been designed for…

Research shows point-of-purchase labels and reward cards improve the consumption of healthy foods in university dining halls

August 30, 2018

A recently published research paper by a team of professors, graduate students, and the Nutrition Manager at Western University shows that point-of-purchase labels and reward cards improve the consumption of…

Western welcomes Susan and David Axelrod to Robarts’ Leaders in Innovation Dinner

August 27, 2018

Frustrated with the inability to protect her child from the devastation of uncontrollable seizures and the side effects of medications, Susan Axelrod joined forces with two other concerned parents to…

Researchers shed new insights into fate of Franklin Expedition

August 23, 2018

A team of academic researchers from MacEwan University in Edmonton, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Western University in London, University of Saskatchewan, Trent University in Peterborough, University of Waterloo and…

$2.5-million gift bolsters ALS research at Western

August 23, 2018

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is poised to make greater advances in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research than ever before, thanks to a substantial $2.5-million gift from…

Harlen, Xu named among 2018 Schulich Leaders

August 22, 2018

Tony Xu and Ryan Harlen, two of the nation’s highest achieving secondary students, will begin their undergraduate studies at Western this fall as recipients of prestigious Schulich Leaders Scholarships. Launched…

BrainsCAN study discovers sound sensitivity differences between age groups

August 21, 2018

Neuroscientists from Western University have discovered a difference in the way younger and older adults respond to sounds. In the BrainsCAN study, researchers found that the brain becomes more sensitive…

Western announces completion of $3 million NHLPA Challenge in support of concussion research

August 16, 2018

Western University announced today the successful completion of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Challenge. The NHLPA began this process with a $500,000 gift as the foundation for a…

Western music professor available to comment on legacy of Aretha Franklin

August 16, 2018

Norma Coates, associate professor in Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music, is available today to discuss the legacy of singer Aretha Franklin, who died at the age of 76….