Media Releases

Robarts Research Institute will be home to Canada’s first Magnetic Particle Imaging system

September 13, 2018

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) – considered the most promising and emerging imaging technology of the past 20 years – is coming to Western University. The MPI system will be housed…

Academic, artistic and business leaders to be honoured at Western’s 312th convocation

September 13, 2018

Film, philanthropy, medicine and math will be celebrated this fall when Western University bestows honorary degrees on seven Canadian luminaries at the 312th . The ceremonies are scheduled for the…

Canadian Space Agency announces Western’s Sarah Gallagher as its first Science Advisor

September 12, 2018

Longueuil, Quebec – The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening science in its decision-making, supporting the vital work done by Canadian researchers and ensuring that government science is fully…

Nino Ricci named inaugural holder of Alice Munro Chair in Creativity at Western University

September 10, 2018

Award-winning author Nino Ricci is the inaugural holder of the Alice Munro Chair in Creativity at Western University. “We are absolutely delighted that Nino has come to Western to become…

Seniors’ simple falls prompt costly paramedic visits

September 7, 2018

A newly published study shows London-area paramedics are spending at least a month’s worth of time each year literally picking up seniors who have called emergency services for help in…

Commentary: Western researchers explore implications of MAID for organ donation in Canada

September 6, 2018

A newly published article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine raises ethical questions and challenges for organ donation in cases where a patient has elected Medical Assistance in…

Researchers date ‘hibernating’ HIV strains

September 4, 2018

Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Simon Fraser University (SFU), in partnership with University of British Columbia (UBC) and Western University, have developed a novel…

Western campus traffic disruptions first week of September

August 31, 2018

As the fall term begins, 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….

Western welcomes back 33,000 students

August 31, 2018

Western University is set to welcome approximately 33,000 students to London as Orientation Week and the 2018 fall term begins. A full schedule of O-Week activities has been designed for…

Research shows point-of-purchase labels and reward cards improve the consumption of healthy foods in university dining halls

August 30, 2018

A recently published research paper by a team of professors, graduate students, and the Nutrition Manager at Western University shows that point-of-purchase labels and reward cards improve the consumption of…