Media Releases

Ontario Trade Mission to China 2013

January 15, 2013

Julie McMullin, Western’s Vice-Provost (International) describes the Western delegation’s experience on the Ontario Trade Mission.

Western University researchers identify new genetic mutation for ALS

January 15, 2013

Researchers at Western University have identified a new genetic mutation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), opening the door to future targeted therapies.

Western Researchers Aim to Improve Wireless Networks

January 11, 2013

Western on cloud nine with IBM, government partnership.

Western neuroscience study reveals new link between basic math skills and PSAT math success

January 3, 2013

New research from Western University provides brain imaging evidence that students well-versed in very basic single digit arithmetic (5+2=7 or 7-3=4) are better equipped to score higher on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT).

Western University astronomers part of massive NASA meteoritediscovery at Sutter’s Mill

December 20, 2012

An international team of scientists, including Western University meteor astronomers Peter Brown and graduate student Elizabeth Silber, have joined forces with NASA to make an out-of-this world discovery.

Western biologists bore into Canadian termite invasion

December 19, 2012

Scientists at Western University have discovered why termites wreak havoc on megacities like Toronto and Paris and how new findings may lead to possible pest controls.

Western University-led research debunks the IQ myth

December 19, 2012

After conducting the largest online intelligence study on record, a Western University-led research team has concluded that the notion of measuring one’s intelligence quotient or IQ by a singular, standardized test is highly misleading.

USC, SOGS and Western collaborate on $4.47 million artificial turffield project

December 19, 2012

A proposal has been agreed upon to commission the construction of two artificial turf fields on the site of the current sport fields on Huron Drive, across from the Labatt Health Sciences Building at an estimated cost of $4.47 million.

Bruce Power donation helps create a memorial tribute to Dr. DanaWinterburn

December 18, 2012

Western University is pleased to announce that Bruce Power has graciously topped up a memorial fund in order to establish the Dr. Dana Winterburn Memorial Award

Western scientists use fossils to discover the ancient equator

December 14, 2012

Researchers at Western University have discovered where the equator was “precisely located” 450 million years ago, which is an important breakthrough for paleontologists and planetary scientists, as well as private and public mineral resource companies.