Media Releases

New Chancellor and President to be installed

October 18, 2019

Linda Hasenfratz and Alan Shepard will be installed as Western University’s new Chancellor and President, respectively, at a special ceremony Tuesday, October 22 at 4 p.m. at Alumni Hall. Linda…

Western-led youth advisory council calls to prohibit vaping in schools

October 17, 2019

London’s youth are troubled by the rising prevalence of vaping in public schools and are calling on local, provincial and federal governments to do something about it. The HEAL Youth…

New study advances quest to better understand consciousness

October 10, 2019

In his landmark 2006 study, Western University’s renowned neuroscientist Adrian Owen and his collaborators showed for the first time ever that functional neuroimaging can reveal conscious awareness in some patients…

Western to officially launch Institute for Earth and Space Exploration

October 4, 2019

Western University’s new Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) works towards two long-term objectives: Launching Western into Space and Bringing Space Down to Earth. At a special event…

Researchers unlock potential to use CRISPR to alter the microbiome

October 4, 2019

Researchers at Western University have developed a new way to deliver the DNA-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 into microorganisms in the lab, providing a way to efficiently launch a targeted attack on…

Root social causes of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) explored at Western-led event

October 3, 2019

The Learning Network at Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) is holding a Knowledge Exchange to address how oppressions shape diverse experiences…

Cannabis study reveals how CBD offsets the psychiatric side-effects of THC

September 30, 2019

Researchers at Western University have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the…

Campus traffic disruptions and bridge closure: September 28

September 26, 2019

Western supports the University Students’ Council’s (USC) programming called Purple Fest. The event takes place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in TD Stadium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and…

$1-million gift helps Western advance the future of dentistry

September 26, 2019

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be able to enhance the learning experience for students and alumni alike, thanks to a significant $1-million gift from dentalcorp –…

Canada-wide study investigates 662 victims of domestic homicide since 2010

September 25, 2019

There have been at least 662 victims of domestic homicide in Canada since 2010 and the numbers continue to rise. On average, that’s well over 70 victims per year, according…