Media Releases

Research confirms Canadian financial advisors are reliable barometers for broader economy

February 13, 2019

Canadian financial advisors are remarkably attuned to changes across a wide range of broad economic indicators – from GDP and inflation to employment and housing prices – according to five…

Study shows London’s vulnerable populations live near primary care, but language remains a challenge

February 13, 2019

Researchers at Western University are using geography to better understand access to primary care in London, Ontario, and have shown that accessibility for vulnerable populations is quite good in the…

Your spinal cord is ‘smarter’ than previously thought: research shows our spinal cords contribute to sophisticated hand function

February 11, 2019

We often think of our brains as being at the centre of complex motor function and control, but how ‘smart’ is your spinal cord? Turns out it is smarter than…

Interstellar stars to inspire future scientists at Girls and Women in Astronomy Night

February 8, 2019

Stats don’t lie. Canada – and the world – needs more women in STEM, specifically those exploring the heavens. At Canadian universities, only 21 per cent of astronomy professors are…

Organ donor registration rates in 2016 range from 20 to 46 per cent across the province

February 6, 2019

Organ donor registration increased by 62 per cent across the province from 2011 to 2016, but where you live has a lot to do with whether you have signed up…

Western Education spotlights inclusive education with film screening and Q&A

February 5, 2019

Every day 40,000 children spend most or all of their day outside the traditional classroom in Ontario. The reason – their intellectual ability. February is Inclusive Education Month in Canada….

More people die after surgery worldwide than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined

January 31, 2019

Around the world, 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days of surgery, and this translates to the third leading cause of death worldwide, a new study reveals. Since…

New self-powered, smart implant may greatly reduce knee replacement surgeries

January 31, 2019

Knee replacement surgery is one of the world’s most common orthopedic procedures, but the implants don’t last forever. They can wear out, loosen or just fail to meet patient expectations…

Canada’s first groundhog was a bear

January 29, 2019

Move over Punxsutawney Phil, Wiarton Willie and Shubenacadie Sam – it turns out the earliest animal to predict the coming of spring in North America was not a groundhog, but…

Injection of opioids linked to significant increase in bacterial heart infections

January 28, 2019

People who inject drugs are at a high risk for a number of health issues. In a new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers discovered…