Media Releases Archives: 2019

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…

London Health Research Day highlights science communication

April 26, 2019

Can a urine test one day help diagnose prostate cancer? What role does estrogen play in severe asthma in women? These questions, along with hundreds more are being investigated by…

More than half of mothers of children with epilepsy at risk for depression

April 26, 2019

Mothers of children with epilepsy are at risk of having poor mental health and wellbeing, according to a new study by researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University….

Extraordinary stories from ordinary Londoners: 
‘Hear, Here’ officially launches 

April 26, 2019

Western University public history students, researchers and the City of London Culture Office are pleased to officially launch the community auditory tour, called ‘Hear, Here’ on Saturday. Three London neighbourhoods…

Western’s Board approves changes to Code of Student Conduct to address illegal street party

April 25, 2019

Western University’s Board of Governors approved an amendment to the university’s Code of Student Conduct today in an effort to curb extreme behaviour at the Broughdale Avenue street party. Western’s…

“Cook your Wash” campaign reduces risk of HIV transmission

April 25, 2019

New studies from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have found for the first time that HIV can be transmitted through the sharing of equipment used to prepare drugs…

ICU patients with non-brain-related injuries may suffer undetected cognitive dysfunction

April 12, 2019

A new study led by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has found that most patients entering hospital intensive care units (ICU) for non-brain-related injuries or ailments also suffer…