Media Releases Archives: 2018

New study shows working‐age Canadians unwilling to change jobs and locations hurts economy

July 17, 2018

A new economic model developed at Western University calculates the cost of reallocating working‐age Canadians (20-64 years old) from one industry to another and shows that an unwillingness by many…

Western University to host Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit 2019

July 12, 2018

Western University announced today that it will host the Times Higher Education (THE) Teaching Excellence Summit in 2019 – the first time a THE World Summit Series event has been…

New statistical study shows how to rid hospitals of ‘hallway medicine’

July 5, 2018

A new study from Western University outlines statistics-based solutions to eliminate ‘hallway medicine’ in Canadian hospitals, which was a key talking point during the recent Ontario election. Hospital crowding is…

New BrainsCAN study rules out major potential target for Alzheimer’s disease drugs

July 5, 2018

An unexpected result discovered by neuroscientists at Western University won’t prevent the formation and growth of Alzheimer’s disease but it potentially rules out a major potential treatment focus that drug…

How family physicians are paid is linked to their rate of referral to specialists

June 26, 2018

Researchers at Western University, University of Ottawa and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) show that family physicians who switched from a blended fee-for-service payment scheme to a blended…

Western-led research team uncovers lost images from the 19th century using 21st century tech

June 22, 2018

Art curators will be able to recover images on daguerreotypes, the earliest form of photography that used silver plates, after a team of scientists led by Western University learned how…

The Salamander Foundation gifts $1 million to environmental engineering Chair at Western

June 14, 2018

Western Engineering will continue to lead the charge in mitigating the effects of pollution on the environment and public health with today’s announcement of a $1 million donation from The…

Western Education receives funding for cannabis education

June 13, 2018

Western University’s Faculty of Education has received $99,000 from the Public Health Agency of Canada to work with stakeholders on identifying and scaling up effective school-based interventions that are aimed…

Researchers map brain of blind patient who can see motion

June 12, 2018

Neuroscientists at Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute, have confirmed and detailed a rare case of a blind woman able to see objects – but only if in motion. A…

Research shows if your eyes wrinkle when you smile or frown, you appear more sincere

June 11, 2018

Researchers at Western University have shown that our brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions. This eye-wrinkle feature, called the…