Media Releases Archives: October 2018

Western to unveil new building for Engineering

October 11, 2018

Media are invited to attend as Western University officially opens the newly constructed, Three C+ Engineering building on Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m. The new building addresses the critical…

Western to close University Drive Bridge on October 18

October 10, 2018

Western University will close University Drive Bridge to all motorized vehicles effective October 18, 2018 for the next few months. It will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. “Safety is…

Olympians and Paralympians headline human rights in sport conference

October 10, 2018

Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau, Bruce Kidd, Beckie Scott and Josh Vander Vies have all represented Canada at the world’s biggest sporting event: The Olympic and Paralympic Games. These four superstar athletes will…

World’s largest sleep study shows too much shut-eye can be bad for your brain

October 9, 2018

Preliminary results from the world’s largest sleep study have shown that people who sleep on average between 7 to 8 hours per night performed better cognitively than those who slept…

Genetic mutation may increase risk of pancreatic cancer in females

October 4, 2018

In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, researchers have found that mutation of a gene called ATRX may lead…

Statement Regarding September 29 Street Party

October 2, 2018

Western University is extremely disappointed in the actions and behaviour of those who attended the street party on Broughdale Avenue on Sept. 29. This illegal gathering is dangerous for those…

International expert examines the corporate costs of domestic violence

October 2, 2018

An internationally renowned expert who specializes in the business costs of domestic violence will deliver two talks locally on Wednesday, October 3. Aristides Vara-Horna is the Director of the Research…

Why does being familiar with someone’s voice help us understand what they’re saying?

October 1, 2018

A new study from Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative shows that familiar voices are easier to understand even if a person doesn’t recognize them as familiar. The findings were published in…