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Western to confer honorary degrees on Blair, Gotlieb and Trudeau

May 9, 2013

Respected British barrister and former first lady Cherie Blair, Canada’s long-serving ambassador to the United States Allan Gotlieb and mental health disease advocate Margaret Trudeau are among those set to receive Western’s highest honour.

International knee experts to discuss meniscus transplantation at forum in Toronto

May 9, 2013

An International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) approved event, the forum is co-hosted by Dr. Alan Getgood from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Western president to accompany Governor General on State visits to Africa

May 9, 2013

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston announced today that Western President Amit Chakma would officially join the delegation on State visits to the Republic of Ghana.

Canadian astronaut and Western researcher to help students plan mission to Mars

May 8, 2013

Hansen and Osinski will give an introductory presentation about the importance and purpose of analogue missions.

Western’s Petroleum Geology Program receives $5 million software gift from Schlumberger Canada

May 7, 2013

The donation of advanced software licenses for Schlumberger’s integrated suite of geoscience and reservoir simulation software will give graduate students and researchers in Western’s Petroleum Geoscience Laboratory the ability to analyze problems beyond the reach of most laboratories.

Western Health Researchers Need Londoners’ Online Votes to Raise $100,000

May 6, 2013

Reid and his team have developed new yogurts with the potential to reduce levels of potent environmental toxins that could have a tremendous impact on life in Eastern Africa.

Western’s Goodale Elected Fellow of Prestigious Royal Society

May 3, 2013

Goodale is one of the world’s leading visual neuroscientists best known for his research of the human brain as it performs different kinds of visual tasks and is a pioneer in the study of visuomotor control in neurological patients.

Western Welcomes New Director of Campus Community Police Service

May 2, 2013

Carson brings more than 30 years of experience to the role, including all aspects of day-to-day policing, executive management, incident command, multi-agency projects and strategic planning.

Innovative program puts at-risk high school students on path to university

April 29, 2013

Now completing its first year, the School Within A University (SWAU) program is offered to up to 25 Thames Valley students experiencing exceptional change or challenges and who are at risk of not completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Western to host international brain plasticity symposium

April 26, 2013

In a unique collaboration with The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, researchers from Western’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute will explore this ever-expanding field of study.