Media Releases

Physical activity throughout pregnancy enhances physical and mental health and reduces risk of pregnancy complications

October 18, 2018

Physical activity is a critical component of achieving a healthy pregnancy according to a new evidence-based pregnancy & physical activity guideline, co-led by Western University professor Michelle Mottola and launched…

Western University cannabis experts available to speak with media

October 17, 2018

With cannabis officially legal in Canada today the following multidisciplinary experts from Western University are available to speak with the media. Liliana Alvarez Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences 519…

Western Chancellor’s $5-million gift supports Engineering, honours President

October 12, 2018

Jack Cowin, BA’64, LLD’00, Western University’s 22nd Chancellor, and his wife Sharon, BA’64, have generously donated $5 million to support Western Engineering and to name Western’s newest building in honour…

Boy meets world: Life-long space buff and Western graduate student discovers exoplanet

October 11, 2018

Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. With no immediate plans for such a voyage, the Western University graduate student has done the…

Western to unveil new building for Engineering

October 11, 2018

Media are invited to attend as Western University officially opens the newly constructed, Three C+ Engineering building on Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m. The new building addresses the critical…

Western to close University Drive Bridge on October 18

October 10, 2018

Western University will close University Drive Bridge to all motorized vehicles effective October 18, 2018 for the next few months. It will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. “Safety is…

Olympians and Paralympians headline human rights in sport conference

October 10, 2018

Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau, Bruce Kidd, Beckie Scott and Josh Vander Vies have all represented Canada at the world’s biggest sporting event: The Olympic and Paralympic Games. These four superstar athletes will…

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…