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Experts available to comment on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

September 8, 2022

With the news that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away Western University has the following experts available to speak on…

“A sense of belonging”: 38,000 students set to return for the new academic year

September 1, 2022

Orientation activities aim to foster a welcoming, inclusive and safe experience

International collaboration advances drones as next big step in planetary exploration

September 1, 2022

Catherine Neish led a team of students to Iceland to test how drones and rovers could work together for future space missions.

Experts available to comment on topics related to back to school

September 1, 2022

Next week thousands of students across Ontario will head back to school, a time that can be both exciting and…

Statement from Western University regarding planned student protest

August 27, 2022

We are aware students are gathering today to peacefully protest the University’s vaccine and masking requirements for the fall. We respect students’ rights to peacefully protest on campus, and we are supporting them to do so safely.  

Experts available to comment as war in Ukraine reaches the sixth month mark

August 24, 2022

Ukrainians mark Independence Day on Wednesday, Aug. 24, which is also the six-month anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Western…

Northern Hail Project recovers record-breaking hailstone

August 3, 2022

A Canadian record-breaking hailstone was recovered by the Northern Hail Project field team weighing 292.71 grams, eclipsing the previous title holder – a hailstone weighing 290 grams, collected nearly 50 years ago.

Bioarchaeologists confirm museum shrunken head as human remains

August 3, 2022

Researchers have verified the authenticity of a South American tsantsa (shrunken head) as human remains, an important step in the global effort toward decolonization and preserving and understanding Indigenous history.

Experts available to speak about the declaration of monarch butterflies as an endangered species

July 25, 2022

Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature added the migratory monarch butterflies to its Red List of Threatened…

New Western-led project probes health benefits of parks in Canada

July 20, 2022

New research project led by HEAL will explore the impact of parks and protected areas across Canada on people’s health and well-being.