Media Releases Archives: 2019

Potential risk of Taurid meteor swarm best observed this summer says new Western study

May 21, 2019

A new study from Western University posits proof to the possibility that an oncoming swarm of meteors – likened to the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot by some extraterrestrial experts…

Coley named Western Engineering Dean

May 17, 2019

Nationally renowned researcher, educator and administrator Ken Coley has been named the next Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, effective July 1, Andrew Hrymak, Western Provost and Vice-President (Academic), announced…

International study looks to protect and conserve critically endangered shark species

May 16, 2019

Mackerel sharks are large, fast-swimming apex predators that include Hollywood heavy hitters like great whites (Jaws), mako (Deep Blue Sea) and the now-extinct Megalodon (Meg). One of the smallest mackerel…

Researchers find a way to stop stress-induced seizures after traumatic brain injury

May 16, 2019

For the over one million Canadians who are living with traumatic brain injury, the likelihood of developing epilepsy increases significantly because of their injury. When faced with stress or anxiety,…

Study shows financial incentives in short doses can lead to increased and sustained physical activity

May 15, 2019

A new study led by Western University shows that modest financial incentives administered as a short ‘dose’ may drive sustained physical activity. The results are published in the British Journal…

New Western-led study explains why adoptive parents need more “Time to Attach”

May 15, 2019

The child welfare system in Canada is in “a state of crisis,” according to a new report from Western University. There are too many children and youth flowing into the…

Discovery Week brings rural and regional medicine front and centre

May 14, 2019

Six million Canadians live in rural and remote communities, making up almost 20 per cent of the population. The Canadian Institute for Health Information reports that less than ten per…

Giant beavers didn’t eat wood and that’s likely why they didn’t survive the last Ice Age

May 9, 2019

North American beavers, which weigh between 25 to 75 pounds as adults, are the largest rodents living in Canada. That’s today. Go back 10,000 years to the last Ice Age…

STEAM big with Science Rendezvous @WesternU

May 7, 2019

Western University faculty, staff and students host the third annual Science Rendezvous @WesternU this weekend at TD Stadium. A national science festival taking place in 25 cities across Canada, Science…

Western Education announces major domestic violence training program for federally regulated workers

May 1, 2019

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) at the Faculty of Education has received $2.088 million to develop training for federally regulated workers to…