Media Releases

World’s largest sleep study shows too much shut-eye can be bad for your brain

October 9, 2018

Preliminary results from the world’s largest sleep study have shown that people who sleep on average between 7 to 8 hours per night performed better cognitively than those who slept…

Genetic mutation may increase risk of pancreatic cancer in females

October 4, 2018

In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, researchers have found that mutation of a gene called ATRX may lead…

Statement Regarding September 29 Street Party

October 2, 2018

Western University is extremely disappointed in the actions and behaviour of those who attended the street party on Broughdale Avenue on Sept. 29. This illegal gathering is dangerous for those…

International expert examines the corporate costs of domestic violence

October 2, 2018

An internationally renowned expert who specializes in the business costs of domestic violence will deliver two talks locally on Wednesday, October 3. Aristides Vara-Horna is the Director of the Research…

Why does being familiar with someone’s voice help us understand what they’re saying?

October 1, 2018

A new study from Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative shows that familiar voices are easier to understand even if a person doesn’t recognize them as familiar. The findings were published in…

Western to welcome the world for global conference of international guidance counsellors and admissions professionals

September 27, 2018

Western University announced today it will host more than 1,600 delegates from over 80 countries at the global conference of the International Association for College Admission Counseling (International ACAC) July…

Western hosts SPACE OUT! as part of nation-wide Science Literacy Week celebration

September 21, 2018

Science Literacy Week is a nation-wide effort to showcase the excellence and diversity of science outreach institutions around the country. This year’s theme is Space, in large part, to celebrate…

Study shows wellness app and ‘loyalty points’ fuel physical activity

September 20, 2018

A new study led by Western University shows that relatively small financial incentives – as little as pennies a day – and goal setting can increase physical activity. The findings…

Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration wins PromoScience Award for Space Matters

September 17, 2018

Although many people are fascinated by space, most Canadians are relatively unaware of how space technologies pervade their everyday life. From GPS and satellite communications to weather forecasting and monitoring…

Western tells Richmond Row Stories as part of Doors Open London

September 14, 2018

This weekend, Londoners will travel back in time for a stroll in one of the Forest City’s foundational neighbourhoods – guided (virtually) by its residents as they share stories of…