Media Releases Archives: February 2020

New online tool provides support for Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence

February 26, 2020

Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects 1 in 3 Canadian women and is linked to increased risk of injury, physical and mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder,…

CSA contract giant leap towards launching Western into space

February 25, 2020

Western University’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) has landed a major contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop an Integrated Vision System for future rover…

Western names Baron new Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International)

February 20, 2020

Britta Baron has been named Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International), effective July 1, through June 30, 2025, Western University announced today. Baron currently serves as the Director of the International…

Western names Althea Blackburn-Evans Chief Communications Officer

February 19, 2020

Althea Blackburn-Evans has been named Western University’s first-ever Chief Communications Officer in a reorganized communications portfolio, President Alan Shepard announced today. Reporting to the president, Blackburn-Evans will lead Western’s Communications…

Online tool aims to improve experiences of young people in the mental health care system

February 13, 2020

A new online project launching today aims to improve the experiences of young people entering the mental health care system. A joint venture between Western University researcher Dr. Javeed Sukhera…

Western to inspire next generation of ‘stars’ with Girls and Women in Space Night

February 10, 2020

As part of the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Western University is hosting a very special event on Tuesday, Feb 11 from 5 to 9…

Western Shows Its Local Love with Contribution to United Way

February 5, 2020

Western University today announced a contribution of $619,475 from its 2019 campaign in support of United Way Elgin Middlesex. Western’s contribution came from faculty, staff, students and retirees and will…

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry appoints Indigenous Leader in Residence

February 4, 2020

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University has appointed an Indigenous Leader in Residence with the aim of fostering an environment that is inclusive and culturally safe…

Leading expert available to comment on American politics

February 3, 2020

While there’s never a dull moment in American politics, this is an exceptionally busy week with the Iowa caucuses, the State of the Union Address, the next Democratic Party presidential…