Media Releases

Statement regarding Western’s withdrawal from the London Medical Network

March 21, 2019

Western University has communicated to the London Medical Network (LMN) the university’s intention to withdraw from the network. Western continues to believe in and is committed to London’s aspiration to…

New study shows significant amount of online feedback unopened by university students

March 14, 2019

A new study led by researchers from Western University and Queen’s University Belfast shows that many students do not even open the feedback that is provided by their instructors online….

Partnership with Canon Medical means faster translation of imaging research from bench to bedside

March 12, 2019

Building on established excellence in medical imaging, Western University and London’s academic teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), and St. Joseph’s Health Care London announced today a unique partnership with…

New discovery from Bone and Joint Institute unlocks mysteries of common spine disease

March 7, 2019

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and medical practitioners from Western University’s Bone and Joint Institute have made a major breakthrough into better understanding a highly prevalent spine disease that affects…

Brain health of older adults enhanced by low-intensity physical activity

February 28, 2019

Older adults who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity, according…

Hodgson named Ivey Business School Dean

February 28, 2019

Former IBM executive Sharon Hodgson has been named the next Dean of the Ivey Business School, Andrew Hrymak, Western University’s Provost and Vice-President (Academic), announced today. For more than three…

New BrainsCAN study suggests reciprocal relationship between obesity and self-control

February 26, 2019

In a review published today in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, researchers explore the age-old chicken-or-the-egg conundrum but this time looking at whether obesity reduces self-control or if reduced…

Tobacco plants transformed into ‘green bioreactors’ to benefit human health

February 26, 2019

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are using tobacco plants as ‘green bioreactors’ to produce an anti-inflammatory protein with powerful therapeutic potential. The plants are being used…

Western helps train post-secondary employees respond to disclosures of sexual violence

February 25, 2019

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) co-developed a free and accessible online training program that helps employees in post-secondary institutions provide positive support…

London Brain Bee 2019 encourages next generation of neuroscientists

February 22, 2019

For more than 40 years, some of Western University’s most internationally recognized research has come from the field of neuroscience research. A special event, later this spring, aims to encourage…