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“Forrest Gump” mice show too much of a good thing, can be bad

June 20, 2013

A line of genetically modified mice is furthering the understanding of a key neurotransmitter called acetylcholine (ACh).

Who Was Franz Boas? Research Program Receives $2.5 Million to Find Out

June 19, 2013

A multidisciplinary team is currently editing, reassessing and re-contextualizing personal and professional papers of Franz Boas, widely considered a founding figure of North American anthropology, and a distinguished public intellectual.

Western alumni donate $4-million to support coaching and academic exchanges

June 14, 2013

Western University students and varsity student-athletes will benefit from a $4-million gift from alumni Jack and Sharon Cowin.

Leadership in Aboriginal Education cohort graduates, launches book

June 13, 2013

An exceptional cohort of new Western University alumni graduate tomorrow (Friday, June 14) from the Faculty of Education, having successfully completed Master of Education degrees with a special focus on Leadership in Aboriginal Education.

Western University to announce significant donation

June 13, 2013

Western University President and Vice-Chancellor Amit Chakma and Jack and Sharon Cowin will announce details of a significant donation to Western.

Western University receives Fire Safety Award

June 13, 2013

Western University was recognized by the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council with a Fire Safety Award for outstanding contributions to fire protection and prevention, presented at a ceremony on June 12, 2013 in Toronto.

Western hosts national workshop to help boost oral health research

June 7, 2013

A two-day national student workshop at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry starts on Monday, June 10.

Western researcher to preview documentary chronicling threats to Indigenous health in Northern Ontario

June 7, 2013

A powerful new documentary by Western Indigenous health researcher Chantelle Richmond and Emmy Award-winning Ojibway filmmaker James M. Fortier detailing the consequences of industrial activity on indigenous communities in Northern Ontario will be pre-screened in London.

Cardiac surgeon named to new Chair in Surgical Innovation at Western University

June 7, 2013

Dr. Bob Kiaii has been appointed as the inaugural Raymond and Margaret Elliott Chair in Surgical Innovation, effective July 1, 2013.

Western University entrepreneur aims to commercialize new tremor treatment

June 6, 2013

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) have awarded Jack Lee, who holds a Master of Science degree (Physiology and Pharmacology) from Western University, with an OCE-OBI Entrepreneurship Fellowship to help commercialize technology that will assist in the treatment of tremors, the most common of all movement disorders.