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December, 2010 Articles

In memoriam - Dr. Mahdi Al Darwish

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The University of Western Ontario community is mourning the recent death of Dr. Mahdi Al Darwish, a research fellow in the Clinical Investigator Program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. … (Read More)

Call for Applications - Vice-Dean Hospital & Interfaculty Relations

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; London Health Sciences Centre; St. Joseph's Health Care, London (St. Joseph's); Windsor Regional Hospital; and Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital are seeking applications for the position of Vice-Dean, Hospital & … (Read More)

Dental students raise $10,000 for Make-A-Wish

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

About 50 dental students at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry grew their mustaches in November to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southwestern Ontario. They raised almost $10,000, doubling their 2009 total, for a London child's wish to c … (Read More)

Vivian McAlister makes Western's newsmaker list

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Celebrating our own By Jason Winders Monday, December 20, 2010 How will we remember 2010? Probably through these faces. This year, the Western News starts a new, if not wholly original, tradition. Our Newsmakers 2010 section celebrates the b … (Read More)

CAHS releases report on care for chronic health conditions

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) released a report last week entitled “Transforming Care for Canadians with Chronic Health Conditions,” following an 18-month review by an international expert panel of leading thinkers and researchers. … (Read More)

More hands-on training for Schulich students

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be able to provide more hands-on training for medical students at simulation centres, through mock patient visits and in community health centres, thanks to a $20-million investment from the provincial … (Read More)

Western lands $27 million imaging centre

Monday, December 13, 2010

If anyone knows the ins and outs of the commercialization of imaging technology it's Aaron Fenster. As director of the Biomedical Imaging Research Centre and a long-time Robart’s Research Institute scientist, Fenster has spun-off two companies, wi … (Read More)

Three endowed chairs renewed at Schulich

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dr. Dwight Moulin, Dr. Robert Hegele and Dr. David Hill have each been reappointed for five-year terms as Endowed Chairs in their respective departments within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. … (Read More)

Dean's video message and newsletter - 2nd edition

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dean Michael Strong is pleased to present the second edition of the Dean's Newsletter and Video Message. This message focuses on the ongoing work to build our research infrastructure and profile. Other news is in the brief articles below. Enjoy. … (Read More)

Western is open!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

LATEST UPDATE - Thursday, Dec. 9, 7:36 A.M. - The University of Western Ontario and the affiliated university colleges (Brescia, Huron and King's) are open today, Thursday, December 9. All employees should report to work today as scheduled and exams … (Read More)

Western re-opens today, December 9

Thursday, December 9, 2010

With the snow tapering off, and LTC buses resuming a normal schedule, The University of Western Ontario and affiliated university colleges (Brescia, Huron and King's) will re-open Thursday, December 9. All employees should report to work as schedule … (Read More)

New centre to lead medical imaging commercialization

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

With the goal of fast-tracking innovations from the lab to the marketplace, the Federal Government today announced $61.1 million in grants to five new Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR), including $13.3 million to The Uni … (Read More)

Classes and Exams cancelled

Monday, December 6, 2010

UPDATE 11am: Classes and exams at The University of Western Ontario are being cancelled for the remainder of today due to the weather. For students currently in exams or classes, please proceed home once the class or exam is complete. Faculty are in … (Read More)

University remains open

Monday, December 6, 2010

The University of Western Ontario remains open at this time and classes are continuing. City plows have been cleaning major streets and some side streets; LTC buses are running; and University staff are working to clear campus parking lots. While the … (Read More)

Bhagi Singh to co-chair federal advisory board

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq marked World AIDS Day by announcing that Dr. Bhagirath Singh and Dr. Jose Esparza will Co-Chair the Advisory Board that will oversee the renewed Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) and its Research and Development A … (Read More)

Western Cares Food Drive underway

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Schulich is proud to support the London and Area Food Bank. Food donations can be dropped off before Dec. 10 at the front lobby of the Medical Sciences Building, the lower lobby of the Dental Sciences Building, or the Robarts lobby … (Read More)

PMA reaches tentative agreement

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

After just one day of negotiations, The University of Western Ontario and its Professional and Managerial Association (PMA) reached a new four-year tentative agreement yesterday. … (Read More)