Media Releases Archives: 2019

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…

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, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the…

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 in TD Stadium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and…

$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 alike, thanks to a significant $1-million gift from dentalcorp –…

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. On average, that’s well over 70 victims per year, according…

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 — donepezil — is associated with a two-fold higher risk of…

Western to honour Olympians, innovators and inspirations at 314th Convocation

September 17, 2019

Seven distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees when Western University hosts its 314th Convocation this fall. The ceremonies, featuring addresses by the honorary degree recipients, are scheduled for the following…

Western political experts available to speak about federal election

September 11, 2019

With the campaign for the 43rd Canadian federal election set to begin, the following political experts from Western University are available to speak with the media. Robert (Bob) Andersen, Dean,…