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400 million year-old evolutionary arms race helps researchers understand HIV

May 24, 2018

Understanding the evolution of a 400 million-year-old anti-viral protein that first emerged in marine life, is helping researchers get the upper-hand on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Researchers at Western University…

Western to host more than 8,000 scholars in London

May 16, 2018

OTTAWA, ON, May 16, 2018 – Western University has been selected to host the 2020 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the country’s largest multidisciplinary gathering of academic scholars…

Western political experts available to speak about provincial election

May 9, 2018

With the 42nd Ontario general election set for June 7th, the following political experts from Western University are available to speak with the media. Cameron Anderson Associate Professor, Department of…

Western’s Vladimir Hachinski wins 2018 Killam Prize

May 8, 2018

Western University’s Vladimir Hachinski – past president of the World Federation of Neurology and a world-renowned stroke expert – is a 2018 Killam Prize winner for health sciences. The Canada…

Participants explore equity, diversity and inclusivity in science as part of London Health Research Day

May 7, 2018

Equity, diversity and inclusivity are crucial to the future of Canadian science. This is a topic of national importance that has garnered attention and action from the federal government, funding…

Many Ontario schools failing students who have an intellectual disability: report

May 4, 2018

Despite recent developments in human rights and education law, as well as a shift in special education delivery and efforts to make schools more inclusive, public education in elementary and…

Researchers find gut microbiome plays an important role in atherosclerosis

May 2, 2018

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have shown a novel relationship between the intestinal microbiome and atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke….

Lisa Henderson to lead Western’s Faculty of Information & Media Studies as new Dean

April 27, 2018

Lisa Henderson has been appointed to a five-year term as the new Dean of Western University’s Faculty of Information & Media Studies (FIMS), commencing January 1, 2019 through June 2024….

Andrew Hrymak named Western’s next Provost

April 27, 2018

One of Western University’s longest-serving deans has been tapped to lead the academic and budgetary affairs of the institution into the future. Western Engineering Dean Andrew Hrymak was named Provost…

ExoMars returns first images from new orbit; Western’s Livio L. Tornabene makes major impact

April 26, 2018

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has returned the first images of the Red Planet from its new orbit. The orbiter’s Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System, CaSSIS, took this stunning…