Media Releases Archives: November 2023

Western research shows men sleep better than women

November 29, 2023

Study revealed that men report sleeping better than women, and contrary to previously held beliefs, sleep actually improves with age. Socioeconomic factors like income level and home ownership also had an impact on sleep.

First-in-Canada tool by Western-led team helps women experiencing partner violence

November 28, 2023

Western, UBC and UNB researchers launch iHEAL app to help Canadian women who experience partner violence find personalized ways to stay safe and healthy.

Western-led human brain “growth chart” project receives $1M in funding

November 27, 2023

Western neuroscientist Jörn Diedrichsen leads a team to develop a growth chart for the human cerebellum across an entire lifespan from birth to 80 years.

Western experts available to discuss COP28 climate change conference

November 27, 2023

With the goal of assessing the world’s progress on limiting climate change, global leaders and climate experts will gather at…

How leaders can break down “benevolent marginalization”

November 22, 2023

Drawing on a decade of research, Ivey’s Patricia Hein provides three key strategies business leaders can adopt to tackle benevolent marginalization in the workplace.

Experts available to speak on the Fall Economic Statement

November 21, 2023

Federal Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland will deliver the Fall Economic Statement Tuesday afternoon. Western University has the following experts…

Western, UWOFA issue joint statement re: proposed Brescia integration

November 17, 2023

Western University and the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) have released the following joint statement.

Western recruits top neuroimmunologist as Canada Excellence Research Chair

November 16, 2023

With $8 million in funding, Dr. Robyn Klein will set up Canada’s first-ever research program studying impact of infectious diseases…

Library art installations honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and children

November 14, 2023

The project, initiated by national non-profit The Canadian Library is being embraced by a number of library organizations across the city, including Western Libraries, in their efforts toward truth, reconciliation and decolonization and as a way to honour and build awareness of the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Experts available to discuss anticipated volcanic eruption in Iceland

November 13, 2023

Iceland has declared a state of emergency and evacuated the community of Grindavik in anticipation of a possible volcanic eruption after earthquakes shook the area late last week and into the weekend. Western University has the following Earth Sciences experts available to comment.