Media Releases Archives: August 2019

Western students return to London for fall term

August 30, 2019

Western University will welcome approximately 31,000 students to London as Orientation Week and the 2019 fall term begins. A full schedule of O-Week activities has been designed for 5,300 first-year…

Western campus traffic disruptions first week of September

August 28, 2019

Drivers using roads on Western’s campus throughout the first week of September are being asked to take note of traffic disruptions and to expect delays. With thousands of students back…

Left- and right-handers share similarities in the brain when it comes to numbers

August 27, 2019

Left- and right-handers may write with different hands, but the brain processes numbers the same way for both. This is according to a new study from Western University. In a…

Changes to medical school admission process puts more focus on experiences and values

August 26, 2019

This year’s incoming medicine class at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is the first to have been selected through the initial phase of changes to the medical…

Western students named among 2019 Schulich Leaders

August 22, 2019

Liam Israels and Katie Brown, two of the nation’s highest achieving secondary students, will begin their undergraduate studies at Western this fall as recipients of Schulich Leaders Scholarships. Launched in…

Lost in translation: researchers discover translator gene may play a role in disease

August 13, 2019

A molecule called tRNA, or transfer ribonucleic acid, is an essential component of the human genome that acts as a translator. It reads the genetic code and translates it into…

Media Advisory: Western University hosts See the Line concussion symposium August 15

August 12, 2019

When Ken Dryden stood at the podium at See the Line last year, he asked the community to take action on the prevention of concussions. To answer that call, Western…

Depression is the single largest predictor of substance use during pregnancy

August 8, 2019

It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women continue to use these substances during pregnancy. Researchers at…

Fear of predators causes PTSD-like changes in brains of wild animals

August 7, 2019

Fear can be measured in the brain and fearful life-threatening events can leave quantifiable long-lasting traces in the neural circuitry of the brain with enduring effects on behaviour, as shown…

Western’s first steps in getting Canada to the Moon

August 6, 2019

In February, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada is joining the international effort to explore the Moon with robots and, eventually, humans. In order to prepare for these future missions,…