Media Releases Archives: November 2019

Patrick Hickey named 24th Rhodes Scholar in Western University history

November 27, 2019

Western University alumnus Patrick Hickey has been named a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, one of only 11 Canadian students to earn the esteemed award this year, Rhodes Trust officials…

Big brass sets festive tone for launch of 20th Business Cares Food Drive

November 27, 2019

Celebrating the launch of London’s 20th annual Business Cares Food Drive, tuba players from Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music will kick things off with a festive performance at…

Major gift to transform emerging field at Western

November 20, 2019

A major gift by a long-time Western University supporter will be announced Thursday, November 21. The donor will be in attendance and available for interviews, as will university officials, researchers…

Western-led research team extends life of rechargeable batteries


November 18, 2019

London, ON – Researchers from Western University, using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan, found that adding a carbon-based layer to lithium-ion rechargeable batteries extends their…

First evidence in more than a decade of endangered and ‘weird’ shark traveling to Canada

November 13, 2019

Named one of the world’s ‘weirdest’ animals by National Geographic, basking sharks are also the second largest shark after the whale shark. They are also Canada’s most endangered marine fish…

Western’s 2019 International Week to highlight climate change, immigration, and global partnerships

November 12, 2019

International Week at Western in November 11 to 15 – a chance to celebrate diversity, highlight international learning opportunities, explore global partnerships, and learn about international research. The annual themed…

Common muscle relaxant linked to severe confusion in patients with kidney disease

November 9, 2019

One in 25 patients with very low kidney function were admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms a few days after being prescribed a common muscle relaxant….

Western-led team investigates interstellar bodies originating from beyond our solar system

November 7, 2019

La version française suit. LONDON, Ont. – Astonishingly, not one but two interstellar asteroids have been detected entering our solar system since 2017. The first was given the Hawaiian name…

New study shows menstrual cycles have no effect on cognitive benefits of exercise

November 5, 2019

The majority of exercise neuroscience studies (64 per cent) have not included female participants due to the frequently held belief that hormonal fluctuations – linked to menstrual cycles – may…

Community-driven project improves patient outcomes for diabetes in Indigenous communities

November 4, 2019

A Western University based project has led to significant improvements in health outcomes for people living with diabetes in Indigenous communities across Canada. The FORGE AHEAD project was launched in…