Media Releases Archives: August 2022

Statement from Western University regarding planned student protest

August 27, 2022

We are aware students are gathering today to peacefully protest the University’s vaccine and masking requirements for the fall. We respect students’ rights to peacefully protest on campus, and we are supporting them to do so safely.  

Experts available to comment as war in Ukraine reaches the sixth month mark

August 24, 2022

Ukrainians mark Independence Day on Wednesday, Aug. 24, which is also the six-month anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Western…

Northern Hail Project recovers record-breaking hailstone

August 3, 2022

A Canadian record-breaking hailstone was recovered by the Northern Hail Project field team weighing 292.71 grams, eclipsing the previous title holder – a hailstone weighing 290 grams, collected nearly 50 years ago.

Bioarchaeologists confirm museum shrunken head as human remains

August 3, 2022

Researchers have verified the authenticity of a South American tsantsa (shrunken head) as human remains, an important step in the global effort toward decolonization and preserving and understanding Indigenous history.