Media Releases

New report on domestic violence documents 418 cases of domestic homicide involving 476 victims in Canada from 2010-2015

December 6, 2018

A new report from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a painful reminder that domestic violence is a major social, criminal and public health issue…

High school students learn about missing Indigenous women at ‘A Room of Your Own’ book club event

December 5, 2018

More than 90 female high school students from the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board will learn about truth and reconciliation and how it…

Western names Dr. Alan Shepard as 11th President and Vice-Chancellor

November 29, 2018

Dr. Alan Shepard, one of the country’s most innovative postsecondary leaders, will become the 11th President and Vice-Chancellor of Western University on July 1, 2019, Board of Governors officials announced today….

Board ratifies UWOFA collective agreement

November 29, 2018

Today, Western’s Board of Governors ratified a new four-year collective agreement with the University’s Faculty Association (UWOFA) – which represents about 1,564 faculty members, of whom 1,001 are full-time probationary or…

High School Project launches Business Cares Food Drive showing we are ‘stronger together’

November 27, 2018

Members of the Grand Theatre’s ‘The High School Project’ will gather at Western University and musically demonstrate that the louder our collective voices are, the better we are to support…

Researchers create tool to examine cost-effectiveness of naloxone programs in high schools

November 26, 2018

In the midst of a national opioid crisis, some Canadian school boards have implemented school-based naloxone programs in order to provide secondary school administrators, teachers and students with access to…

Two brains prove better than one for inaugural round of McGill-Western Collaboration Grant program

November 22, 2018

The first round of the McGill-Western Collaboration Grant awards were announced today, showcasing the unique research partnership between Western University’s BrainsCAN and McGill University’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL)…

Rapid test for E.coli keeps contaminated food off grocery store shelves

November 22, 2018

The goal is to identify E. coli in your food before it ever leaves the processing plant, ensuring that it never makes it to the shelves of your neighbourhood grocery…

Cardiac surgery and addictions counselling linked to significantly reduced mortality in injection drug users with heart valve infection

November 21, 2018

Cases of endocarditis – infection of the heart valves – have risen dramatically in recent years as a result of the opioid crisis. In London, Ontario 55 per cent of…

Granddaughter’s epilepsy battle inspires $2.5-million donation

November 20, 2018

Spurred on by their granddaughter’s ongoing battle with epilepsy, Western Chancellor Jack Cowin, BA’64, LLD’00, and his wife Sharon have made a substantial $2.5-million gift to epilepsy research at Western…