Media Releases

Former Prime Minister and National Chief headline Indigenous Education Summit

October 2, 2012

The summit, titled Promoting Successful Transitions, brings together community members, educators, policy makers, employers, students and researchers to promote dialogue, share knowledge and build networks for future collaboration.

Western planetary cartographer launches Mars atlas

October 2, 2012

Award-winning Western University planetary cartographer Philip Stooke will officially launch his latest project, The International Atlas of Mars Exploration – The First Five Decades: 1953 to 2003, on Wednesday, October 3 as he addresses the Probus Club of North London at its annual general meeting.

Western adds some green to this weekend’s Homecoming purple

September 28, 2012

A team of students, faculty and staff will be planting a variety of tree species in support of the Veterans Memorial Parkway Community Program.

Western University launches new website

September 27, 2012

Following a year-long process of online surveys, stakeholder consultations and usability studies, Western University launched its redesigned website this morning at

Western and Bell announce deal to improve campus cellular capacity and coverage

September 27, 2012

Western University and Bell Canada announced today a significant investment by the Canada’s largest telecommunications company to improve cellular capacity and coverage across campus.

Western Homecoming 2012 has brains on the mind

September 26, 2012

In celebration of this long-standing level of excellence, thousands of alumni and Londoners visiting campus this weekend for Homecoming 2012 will have an opportunity to enjoy an all-star panel of brain and mind researchers, neuroscientists and academic leaders.

Western’s “proudly purple” homecoming scooped by Marble Slab Creamery

September 24, 2012

As more than 12,000 Western University alumni descend on London this weekend (September 27-30) for Homecoming 2012, businesses along Richmond Row are painting the town purple for returning graduates in the form of balloon bouquets and stylized signage.

Western astronomers (and the world) set to observe the Moon

September 20, 2012

In celebration of International Observe the Moon Night (, CPSX, Western’s Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada are hosting a free public event on Saturday, September 22nd from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory.

Western Education leads radical restructuring of children’s mental health services

September 17, 2012

A Forum on School Based Mental Health, featuring keynote speaker Senator Michael Kirby, will convene at Windermere Manor on September 18th to discuss and advance this industry-changing initiative led by Western Education Dean Vicki Schwean.

Think earnings inequality is higher in North America than Europe? Think again

September 17, 2012

One year ago today, the Occupy Wall Street movement pushed earnings inequality to the forefront of global politics. With the protest still roaring, most studies suggest that earnings inequality is far greater in North America than in Europe, but is this really the case?