Media Releases Archives: October 2019

Physician opioid prescribing significantly increases risk of addiction

October 31, 2019

Researchers at Western University and ICES Western have shown that men who filled a prescription for opioids after minor surgery were at significantly higher risk of persistent long-term opioid use…

Using probiotics to protect honey bees against fatal disease

October 30, 2019

Probiotics, beneficial microorganisms best known for promoting gut health in humans, are now being used by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute scientists to save honey bee colonies from…

UWOFA and Western University reach new tentative agreement

October 28, 2019

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) Librarians and Archivists Bargaining Unit and Western University are pleased to announce they have reached a new tentative agreement. “This positive outcome…

John and Melinda Thompson help Western advance the future of engineering leadership and innovation

October 28, 2019

Western University is poised to help revolutionize engineering education, thanks to the launch of the John M. Thompson Centre for Engineering Leadership and Innovation. The Thompson Centre will help engineering…

New Chancellor and President to be installed

October 18, 2019

Linda Hasenfratz and Alan Shepard will be installed as Western University’s new Chancellor and President, respectively, at a special ceremony Tuesday, October 22 at 4 p.m. at Alumni Hall. Linda…

Western-led youth advisory council calls to prohibit vaping in schools

October 17, 2019

London’s youth are troubled by the rising prevalence of vaping in public schools and are calling on local, provincial and federal governments to do something about it. The HEAL Youth…

New study advances quest to better understand consciousness

October 10, 2019

In his landmark 2006 study, Western University’s renowned neuroscientist Adrian Owen and his collaborators showed for the first time ever that functional neuroimaging can reveal conscious awareness in some patients…

Western to officially launch Institute for Earth and Space Exploration

October 4, 2019

Western University’s new Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) works towards two long-term objectives: Launching Western into Space and Bringing Space Down to Earth. At a special event…

Researchers unlock potential to use CRISPR to alter the microbiome

October 4, 2019

Researchers at Western University have developed a new way to deliver the DNA-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 into microorganisms in the lab, providing a way to efficiently launch a targeted attack on…

Root social causes of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) explored at Western-led event

October 3, 2019

The Learning Network at Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) is holding a Knowledge Exchange to address how oppressions shape diverse experiences…