Media Releases

Western hosts SPACE OUT! as part of nation-wide Science Literacy Week celebration

September 21, 2018

Science Literacy Week is a nation-wide effort to showcase the excellence and diversity of science outreach institutions around the country. This year’s theme is Space, in large part, to celebrate…

Study shows wellness app and ‘loyalty points’ fuel physical activity

September 20, 2018

A new study led by Western University shows that relatively small financial incentives – as little as pennies a day – and goal setting can increase physical activity. The findings…

Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration wins PromoScience Award for Space Matters

September 17, 2018

Although many people are fascinated by space, most Canadians are relatively unaware of how space technologies pervade their everyday life. From GPS and satellite communications to weather forecasting and monitoring…

Western tells Richmond Row Stories as part of Doors Open London

September 14, 2018

This weekend, Londoners will travel back in time for a stroll in one of the Forest City’s foundational neighbourhoods – guided (virtually) by its residents as they share stories of…

Robarts Research Institute will be home to Canada’s first Magnetic Particle Imaging system

September 13, 2018

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) – considered the most promising and emerging imaging technology of the past 20 years – is coming to Western University. The MPI system will be housed…

Academic, artistic and business leaders to be honoured at Western’s 312th convocation

September 13, 2018

Film, philanthropy, medicine and math will be celebrated this fall when Western University bestows honorary degrees on seven Canadian luminaries at the 312th . The ceremonies are scheduled for the…

Canadian Space Agency announces Western’s Sarah Gallagher as its first Science Advisor

September 12, 2018

Longueuil, Quebec – The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening science in its decision-making, supporting the vital work done by Canadian researchers and ensuring that government science is fully…

Nino Ricci named inaugural holder of Alice Munro Chair in Creativity at Western University

September 10, 2018

Award-winning author Nino Ricci is the inaugural holder of the Alice Munro Chair in Creativity at Western University. “We are absolutely delighted that Nino has come to Western to become…

Seniors’ simple falls prompt costly paramedic visits

September 7, 2018

A newly published study shows London-area paramedics are spending at least a month’s worth of time each year literally picking up seniors who have called emergency services for help in…

Commentary: Western researchers explore implications of MAID for organ donation in Canada

September 6, 2018

A newly published article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine raises ethical questions and challenges for organ donation in cases where a patient has elected Medical Assistance in…