Media Releases

Western Engineering students unveil new designs at annual showcase

April 4, 2012

Novel technologies designed and developed from start to finish by first-year Western Engineering students will be on display at the annual Design Showcase.

Stroke experts write a doctor’s guide for minimizing the risk of stroke

April 3, 2012

Two leading authorities on stroke, Dr. David Spence and Dr. Henry Barnett have teamed up to write and edit Stroke Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation (McGraw Hill Medical), a comprehensive guide for doctors to help their patients minimize the risk of stroke.

Special Olympics Ontario to honour Frank Hayden at Western ceremony

April 3, 2012

Frank Hayden, credited with the conception and creation of the Special Olympics, will be feted by his family, friends and colleagues at a ceremonial plaque unveiling.

Warm winters may be nice for humans but not so much for butterflies

March 30, 2012

It was a relatively inexpensive winter for heating in central North America, with mild temperatures reducing the need to warm our houses, but the mild, fluctuating temperatures will cause butterflies to suffer severe energy shortages this spring.

Margaret Trudeau lecture postponed

March 29, 2012

Western University has postponed today’s Faculty of Health Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture with Margaret Trudeau due to a sudden and unexpected death in her extended family.

Western University applauds post-secondary education support infederal budget

March 29, 2012

Western University President Amit Chakma applauded the Canadian government for its ongoing commitment and support for university research through its granting councils as detailed in today’s federal budget.

Roméo Dallaire lecture postponed

March 23, 2012

Senator Roméo Dallaire’s 2012 Claude and Elaine Pensa Lecture in Human Rights has been cancelled.

Ambassador visits Western for French celebration

March 23, 2012

Western University will celebrate its academic partnerships with France next week during a two-day visit by the Ambassador of France to Canada Philippe Zeller.

Mayo Clinic president and garment industry giant to receive honorary degrees from Western

March 22, 2012

Dr. John Noseworthy, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mayo Clinic, and Dr. John Cheh, Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer of “the world’s biggest shirt maker” Esquel, will receive honorary degrees from Western University at the 2012 convocations.

Exercise has benefits, even when it’s done in space

March 22, 2012

In a new study, a research team, which includes Western University kinesiology professor Kevin Shoemaker, has tested various cardiovascular measures in six astronauts on long-term missions aboard the International Space Station.