Media Releases Archives: October 2018

Severe breastfeeding pain experienced by new mothers can impact infant health

October 30, 2018

Breastfeeding pain is not often recognized as a problem, but a majority of first-time mothers experience this type of pain, which may lead some to stop breastfeeding altogether. A new…

New clinical protocol after general surgery cuts opioid prescribing in half

October 24, 2018

In recent years deaths from opioid overdoses have become one of the most common injury-related deaths in North America. The continent also has the highest per capita rate of opioid…

New Western Chair in Sport and Social Impact honours Special Olympics pioneer

October 22, 2018

Western University is poised to lead research on the role sport plays in benefiting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, thanks to a generous $1.5 million donation.   The gift,…

$805-million response to Campaign builds ‘Extraordinary’ Western legacy

October 19, 2018

Western University’s Be Extraordinary Campaign, the most ambitious campaign in the university’s history, has raised a record-breaking $805,668,372. This success is thanks to the generosity and collective energies of our…

Western University to celebrate close of Be Extraordinary fundraising campaign

October 18, 2018

Media is invited to an announcement, which celebrates the close of Western University’s Be Extraordinary campaign, on Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m. in Conron Hall, University College. Donors, volunteers,…

Opioids: A Country in Crisis – a panel discussion at Western University

October 18, 2018

More than three people in Ontario died every day as a result of an opioid overdose last year. While Canada continues to face a national opioid crisis, London is far…

Physical activity throughout pregnancy enhances physical and mental health and reduces risk of pregnancy complications

October 18, 2018

Physical activity is a critical component of achieving a healthy pregnancy according to a new evidence-based pregnancy & physical activity guideline, co-led by Western University professor Michelle Mottola and launched…

Western University cannabis experts available to speak with media

October 17, 2018

With cannabis officially legal in Canada today the following multidisciplinary experts from Western University are available to speak with the media. Liliana Alvarez Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences 519…

Western Chancellor’s $5-million gift supports Engineering, honours President

October 12, 2018

Jack Cowin, BA’64, LLD’00, Western University’s 22nd Chancellor, and his wife Sharon, BA’64, have generously donated $5 million to support Western Engineering and to name Western’s newest building in honour…

Boy meets world: Life-long space buff and Western graduate student discovers exoplanet

October 11, 2018

Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. With no immediate plans for such a voyage, the Western University graduate student has done the…