Media Releases Archives: 2019

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Cannabis study reveals how CBD offsets the psychiatric side-effects of THC

September 30, 2019

Researchers at Western University have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD,…

Campus traffic disruptions and bridge closure: September 28

September 26, 2019

Western supports the University Students’ Council’s (USC) programming called Purple Fest. The event takes place on Saturday, September 28, 2019…

$1-million gift helps Western advance the future of dentistry

September 26, 2019

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be able to enhance the learning experience for students and alumni…

Canada-wide study investigates 662 victims of domestic homicide since 2010

September 25, 2019

There have been at least 662 victims of domestic homicide in Canada since 2010 and the numbers continue to rise….

Commonly used drug for Alzheimer’s disease increases risk of hospitalization for muscle breakdown

September 19, 2019

A new study has found that a drug commonly used to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias —…