Media Releases Archives: 2019

Apollo 11 and Canada ‘re-launch’ to the Moon this Saturday at Western University

July 16, 2019

Fifty years ago today, Apollo 11 launched on a mission to the Moon. Five days later, on July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface…

Western University to host more than 1,550 international guidance counsellors and admissions professionals for global conference

July 8, 2019

The International Association of College Admission Counseling (International ACAC) and Western University will host 1,565 representatives from around the world for an international education conference from July 9 to 12…

Researchers show how marijuana produces radically different effects in different individuals

July 5, 2019

How marijuana affects us may come down to the region of the brain it is acting on. Researchers at Western University have shown that different regions of the brain produce…

Researchers decipher the history of supermassive black holes in the early universe

June 28, 2019

Astrophysicists at Western University have found evidence for the direct formation of black holes that do not need to emerge from a star remnant. The production of black holes in…

Brain and Mind Institute study shows how fast human brains ‘see’ the world

June 27, 2019

A new study from Western University’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute shows how fast our brain makes sense of a world in which the images of people, places and things…

Bring your personal ‘space oddities’ to Western’s Asteroid Day event

June 26, 2019

Are you desperate to find out, once and for all, if the rock your grandfather found when he was plowing the family farm back in the 1960s actually fell from…

Scientists find potential way to defuse ‘time bomb’ of cardiology

June 25, 2019

They have been called the ‘time bomb’ of cardiology – ascending aortic aneurysms grow for decades without any warning signs and can be fatal once they rupture. They have taken…

Life on Mars was possible after last great meteorite impact nearly 4.5 billion years ago

June 24, 2019

A new international study led by Western University shows that Mars’ first ‘real chance’ at developing life started very early, 4.48 billion years ago, when giant, life-inhibiting meteorites stopped striking…

Western’s Northern Tornadoes Project goes coast to coast to coast with new national scope

June 13, 2019

Western University is set to become Canada’s leading authority on tornado tracking, research and analysis thanks to a major expansion of its renowned Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP). The expansion has…

What you should know about marijuana and fertility

June 10, 2019

Trying to conceive? Fertility specialists at Western University say you should understand the facts about marijuana and its potential effect on sperm count and ovulation. In a practice article and…