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Western scientists use fossils to discover the ancient equator

December 14, 2012

Researchers at Western University have discovered where the equator was “precisely located” 450 million years ago, which is an important breakthrough for paleontologists and planetary scientists, as well as private and public mineral resource companies.

Western astronomer and anthropologist debunk Mayan doomsdayprediction

December 6, 2012

Researchers from Western University say we can’t believe the hype about the Mayan doomsday prediction and will share their views…

Research identifies a way to block memories associated with PTSD ordrug addiction

December 5, 2012

New research from Western University could lead to better treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and drug addiction by effectively blocking memories.

Rotman Institute of Philosophy appoints new Director

December 5, 2012

Western University’s Rotman Institute of Philosophy has announced the appointment of Dr. Carl Hoefer as the new Director, effective July 2013.

Classes Without Quizzes explores children’s mental health

December 4, 2012

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, returns with one of Canada’s leading researchers in educational psychology, Vicki Schwean, Dean of Western’s Faculty of Education.

Western researchers make breakthrough in arthritis research

December 3, 2012

Researchers at Western University have made a breakthrough that could lead to a better understanding of a common form of arthritis that, until now, has eluded scientists.

Polar Stick competition builds bridges – literally and figuratively

November 29, 2012

Western University hosts its annual Polar Stick Bridge Competition tomorrow (Friday, November 30) in the Spencer Engineering Building, Room 1200. The building competition begins at 2:45 p.m.

Western Arts and Humanities launches new flagship program

November 27, 2012

Western University is catapulting its liberal arts education into the twenty-first century. Western’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities is set to launch a new flagship program, which offers an educational experience unlike any other university in Canada.

Cold cricket case could defrost mysteries of changing climate

November 26, 2012

Biologists from Western University have discovered that insects recover from chill-coma by getting water and salt back where it belongs.

Amit Chakma re-appointed to second term

November 23, 2012

Western University’s Board of Governors has re-appointed President and Vice-Chancellor Amit Chakma to a second five-year term, ending on June 30, 2019. The unanimous action comes a year and a half before the current term’s expiration on June 30, 2014.