Western Engineering students win Ontario Centres of Excellence Connections Competition
May 31, 2013
Western Engineering students placed first overall in the University category of the Connections Competition at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Conference in Toronto.
Western Classical Studies students unearth Roman history at Vindolanda
May 30, 2013
For the next six weeks, Greene and Meyer will lead students in an archaeological dig at Western’s Field School at Vindolanda – the only field school at the site.
New brain imaging study advances understanding of how humans use tools
May 30, 2013
Using brain imaging, researchers at Western University and Queen’s University have revealed new insights into how the human brain supports the use of everyday tools like plastic tongs.
Humans answer “yes” or “no” to Western neuroscientists via brain activity
May 29, 2013
Researchers at Western University have used neuroimaging to read human thought via brain activity when they are conveying specific “yes” or “no” answers.
Research identifies a way to make cancer cells more responsive to chemotherapy
May 24, 2013
New research from Western University explains why some cancer cells don’t respond to chemotherapy, and identifies a mechanism to rectify that.
Discovery Week: Learning about rural medicine from those living it
May 24, 2013
168 year one students will fan out to communities across Southwestern Ontario (SWO) stretching from Tobermory to Point Pelee and Sarnia to Woodstock to experience “Discovery Week.”
Western led research strips down platinum to nanosized fuel cell catalysts
May 23, 2013
Dividing highly expensive platinum isotopes into nanosized particles (or even single atoms) has triggered the discovery of less expensive way to create fuel cells for use in everything from automobiles to computers.
Western University researcher identifies breast cancer fighting hormone
May 22, 2013
Transformative research from Western University has identified new hormones in the body which may suppress breast cancer and stimulate the regression of breast tumors.
Bill Tucker to join Western’s Faculty of Education
May 21, 2013
Bill Tucker, the retiring Director of the Thames Valley District School Board, has joined Western University’s Faculty of Education as a Visiting Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.
Western’s CIBC Centre examines growing concern over student loans
May 16, 2013
A growing concern for graduating students around the world is how they will repay student loans, which have accumulated over the course of their studies.