Media Releases

Western to honour Olympians, innovators and inspirations at 314th Convocation

September 17, 2019

Seven distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees when Western University hosts its 314th Convocation this fall. The ceremonies, featuring addresses by the honorary degree recipients, are scheduled for the following…

Western political experts available to speak about federal election

September 11, 2019

With the campaign for the 43rd Canadian federal election set to begin, the following political experts from Western University are available to speak with the media. Robert (Bob) Andersen, Dean,…

International collaboration develops model for forecasting ‘largest expected’ earthquakes

September 6, 2019

An international research team led by Western University has developed a new methodology for forecasting the magnitude of the largest possible earthquake within a series of seismic events like the…

Western students return to London for fall term

August 30, 2019

Western University will welcome approximately 31,000 students to London as Orientation Week and the 2019 fall term begins. A full schedule of O-Week activities has been designed for 5,300 first-year…

Western campus traffic disruptions first week of September

August 28, 2019

Drivers using roads on Western’s campus throughout the first week of September are being asked to take note of traffic disruptions and to expect delays. With thousands of students back…

Left- and right-handers share similarities in the brain when it comes to numbers

August 27, 2019

Left- and right-handers may write with different hands, but the brain processes numbers the same way for both. This is according to a new study from Western University. In a…

Changes to medical school admission process puts more focus on experiences and values

August 26, 2019

This year’s incoming medicine class at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is the first to have been selected through the initial phase of changes to the medical…

Western students named among 2019 Schulich Leaders

August 22, 2019

Liam Israels and Katie Brown, two of the nation’s highest achieving secondary students, will begin their undergraduate studies at Western this fall as recipients of Schulich Leaders Scholarships. Launched in…

Lost in translation: researchers discover translator gene may play a role in disease

August 13, 2019

A molecule called tRNA, or transfer ribonucleic acid, is an essential component of the human genome that acts as a translator. It reads the genetic code and translates it into…

Media Advisory: Western University hosts See the Line concussion symposium August 15

August 12, 2019

When Ken Dryden stood at the podium at See the Line last year, he asked the community to take action on the prevention of concussions. To answer that call, Western…