Media Releases Archives: February 2019

Western University, City of London and London Police attend multi-city meeting on illegal street parties

February 15, 2019

Representatives from Western University, the City of London and London Police Service attended a meeting today of nine Ontario university communities focused on finding solutions to the growing problem of…

Research confirms Canadian financial advisors are reliable barometers for broader economy

February 13, 2019

Canadian financial advisors are remarkably attuned to changes across a wide range of broad economic indicators – from GDP and inflation to employment and housing prices – according to five…

Study shows London’s vulnerable populations live near primary care, but language remains a challenge

February 13, 2019

Researchers at Western University are using geography to better understand access to primary care in London, Ontario, and have shown that accessibility for vulnerable populations is quite good in the…

Your spinal cord is ‘smarter’ than previously thought: research shows our spinal cords contribute to sophisticated hand function

February 11, 2019

We often think of our brains as being at the centre of complex motor function and control, but how ‘smart’ is your spinal cord? Turns out it is smarter than…

Interstellar stars to inspire future scientists at Girls and Women in Astronomy Night

February 8, 2019

Stats don’t lie. Canada – and the world – needs more women in STEM, specifically those exploring the heavens. At Canadian universities, only 21 per cent of astronomy professors are…

Organ donor registration rates in 2016 range from 20 to 46 per cent across the province

February 6, 2019

Organ donor registration increased by 62 per cent across the province from 2011 to 2016, but where you live has a lot to do with whether you have signed up…

Western Education spotlights inclusive education with film screening and Q&A

February 5, 2019

Every day 40,000 children spend most or all of their day outside the traditional classroom in Ontario. The reason – their intellectual ability. February is Inclusive Education Month in Canada….