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Olympic expert available to comment on WADA banning Russia from 2020 Games

December 9, 2019

With the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruling today that Russia is banned from the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the director of Western University’s International Centre for…

Lung images of twins with asthma add to understanding of the disease

December 4, 2019

Two lung imaging studies from Western University, including one performed in non-identical twin patients with life-long asthma, have shown that airway defects in the lungs of asthmatic patients are like…

UPDATED: New tech allows Western neuroscientists to study virtual reality through sound

December 2, 2019

When exploring virtual reality, most consider the simulation as a visual experience. New technology at Western University will allow neuroscientists and audiologists to investigate simulated spaces through sound. Ingrid Johnsrude,…

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry establishes new Office of Military Academic Medicine

December 2, 2019

With the aim of becoming a world leader in military medicine, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University today announced the establishment of the Office of Military…

Patrick Hickey named 24th Rhodes Scholar in Western University history

November 27, 2019

Western University alumnus Patrick Hickey has been named a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, one of only 11 Canadian students to earn the esteemed award this year, Rhodes Trust officials…

Big brass sets festive tone for launch of 20th Business Cares Food Drive

November 27, 2019

Celebrating the launch of London’s 20th annual Business Cares Food Drive, tuba players from Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music will kick things off with a festive performance at…

Major gift to transform emerging field at Western

November 20, 2019

A major gift by a long-time Western University supporter will be announced Thursday, November 21. The donor will be in attendance and available for interviews, as will university officials, researchers…

Western-led research team extends life of rechargeable batteries


November 18, 2019

London, ON – Researchers from Western University, using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan, found that adding a carbon-based layer to lithium-ion rechargeable batteries extends their…

First evidence in more than a decade of endangered and ‘weird’ shark traveling to Canada

November 13, 2019

Named one of the world’s ‘weirdest’ animals by National Geographic, basking sharks are also the second largest shark after the whale shark. They are also Canada’s most endangered marine fish…

Western’s 2019 International Week to highlight climate change, immigration, and global partnerships

November 12, 2019

International Week at Western in November 11 to 15 – a chance to celebrate diversity, highlight international learning opportunities, explore global partnerships, and learn about international research. The annual themed…