Media Releases

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…

Statement regarding confirmed Novel Coronavirus case in London

January 31, 2020

WESTERN UNIVERSITY | MIDDLESEX-LONDON HEALTH UNIT   Statement regarding confirmed Novel Coronavirus case in London   This afternoon, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced the Province’s third confirmed case of…

International study investigates near death experiences using data from text mining

January 30, 2020

A new study using text mining and artificial intelligence from Western University and University of Liège (Belgium) provides quantitative scientific proof that most people respond positively to near death experiences…

Local exhibition Marks 100 Years of Nursing Education in London

January 30, 2020

This year, Western University is celebrating a century of nursing education. To mark the milestone, Museum London has pulled from its extensive artifact collection, borrowed from other community archives and…

Controlled-release opioid may be leading to heart infections in persons who inject drugs

January 23, 2020

A new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University suggests that injection drug users prescribed controlled-release hydromorphone are three times more likely to develop endocarditis, a serious…

Research points to early detection for Alzheimer’s disease

January 20, 2020

Researchers at Western University are looking at both brain metabolism and brain structure to pinpoint early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. By looking specifically at an area of the brain responsible…