Media Releases Archives: 2018

Clinical trial shows benefit of meditation for treating late-life depression

December 14, 2018

A new research study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University found that a particular type of meditation can be implemented easily and effectively as a therapy to treat…

Western planetary scientists assist in capturing first full-colour image of NASA InSight using HiRISE space camera

December 13, 2018

Houston, there is no problem here. Eric Pilles assisted in capturing – for the first-time ever – extraordinary and highly significant scientific images of the NASA InSight robotic lander using…

Black widow spiders rely on posture and body dynamics for survival and sex

December 13, 2018

A new study led by Western University’s Natasha Mhatre shows that body dynamics and posture are crucial to how black widow spiders decode the important vibrations that travel through their…

Western and Museum of Ontario Archaeology enter new phase of research collaboration

December 12, 2018

Nine years ago – in response to an urgent need to provide proper and specialized facilities to protect and access Ontario’s archaeological heritage – the federal and provincial governments along…

New report on domestic violence documents 418 cases of domestic homicide involving 476 victims in Canada from 2010-2015

December 6, 2018

A new report from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a painful reminder that domestic violence is a major social, criminal and public health issue…

High school students learn about missing Indigenous women at ‘A Room of Your Own’ book club event

December 5, 2018

More than 90 female high school students from the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board will learn about truth and reconciliation and how it…

Western names Dr. Alan Shepard as 11th President and Vice-Chancellor

November 29, 2018

Dr. Alan Shepard, one of the country’s most innovative postsecondary leaders, will become the 11th President and Vice-Chancellor of Western University on July 1, 2019, Board of Governors officials announced today….

Board ratifies UWOFA collective agreement

November 29, 2018

Today, Western’s Board of Governors ratified a new four-year collective agreement with the University’s Faculty Association (UWOFA) – which represents about 1,564 faculty members, of whom 1,001 are full-time probationary or…

High School Project launches Business Cares Food Drive showing we are ‘stronger together’

November 27, 2018

Members of the Grand Theatre’s ‘The High School Project’ will gather at Western University and musically demonstrate that the louder our collective voices are, the better we are to support…

Researchers create tool to examine cost-effectiveness of naloxone programs in high schools

November 26, 2018

In the midst of a national opioid crisis, some Canadian school boards have implemented school-based naloxone programs in order to provide secondary school administrators, teachers and students with access to…