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March, 2011 Articles

Dr. Derek McLachlin honoured with teaching award

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty member Dr. Derek McLachlin was recently named a recipient of the University Students' Council (USC) Award of Excellence in Teaching, as presented at the 20th annual USC awards ceremony at the Great Hall on March … (Read More)

New investigational treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dr. Mark Levstik, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, is one of the investigators in a clinical study published in the March 31 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine for a new treatment for chronic hepa … (Read More)

Seeing double (or triple) in genome sequencing

Monday, March 28, 2011

Identical twins have always been assumed to be exactly that – identical, right down to the genetic level. But a new study by University of Western Ontario molecular geneticist Shiva Singh and his colleagues say this is not exactly the case. … (Read More)

Margaret Moffat Research Day on Tuesday

Monday, March 28, 2011

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Margaret Moffat Research Day at the Great Hall, Tuesday, March 29th from 9 to 11 am or 1 to 3 pm (two sessions this year, group A and group B). This annual event highlights the research of gradua … (Read More)

Dr. Miguel Valvano honoured with Zellers Senior Scientist Award

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dr. Miguel Valvano, a Schulich Professor and Canada Research Chair in Infectious Diseases and Microbial Pathogenesis, was recently named the recipient of the 2011-12 Zellers Senior Scientist Award, as presented by Cystic Fibrosis Canada. … (Read More)

Graduate Degrees: Opening Doors to Exciting Careers

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Department of Physiology & Pharmacology hosts a seminar with past MSc and PhD graduates who will share their career success. Monday, March 28 at 4 pm in the Dental Sciences Building, Room 2016. … (Read More)

Western heads east fundraiser transforms Great Hall into African market

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Great Hall at The University of Western Ontario will be transformed into a lively East African market this Thursday (March 24) with stalls to showcase the successes of an innovative health and business program. … (Read More)

Partners in Research gala

Monday, March 21, 2011

Janice Deakin, Provost & Vice President (Academic)and Dean Michael Strong, invite you to join them in in honour of London's world-class achievements in health and science research. … (Read More)

IPE Teaching certificate program

Friday, March 18, 2011

Applications are invited for faculty interested in taking the IPE teaching certificate program. … (Read More)

Boomer Crisis: Ready or Not

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Judy Steed will present a lecture -A portrait of aging in Ontario- Friday, March 18 from 12:30-2 in the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Room 11 … (Read More)

In memoriam -Professor Emeritus Stuart Hunter

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A former Chair of Orthodontics, and Professor Emeritus, W. Stuart Hunter died peacefully at Marion Villa, on March 4, 2011, in his 84th year. … (Read More)

In memoriam -Dr. Neil Farrell

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dr. Neil Farrell, the former Director of Dental Public Health at the Middlesex London Health Unit and long-time professor at Western, passed away on March 12 at age 67. … (Read More)

Keeping a safe, respectful campus now law

Monday, March 14, 2011

New training, made mandatory by Ontario legislation, is getting under way later this month and is designed to help all Western staff and faculty members understand their role and obligations in keeping Western a safe and respectful workplace. … (Read More)

Western Conference on Science Education - July 6-8, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Western Conference on Science Education, to be held July 6-8, 2011, invites faculty and educational staff to venture beyond their traditional disciplines to learn about one another and collaborate on a range of scholarly approaches to improve pos … (Read More)

Making headlines

Monday, March 7, 2011

The first clinical studies to use the 7T MRI at Robarts, and a closer look at how family medicine is perceived are two of the topics making headlines. … (Read More)

Schulich prof praises new Chair in Islamic Studies

Monday, March 7, 2011

Huron University College hosted a gathering of more than 100 Muslim community leaders from London and Windsor to celebrate the establishment of a $2 million Chair in Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Theology - the first in Canada. … (Read More)

A Canadian first using the strongest MRI in the country

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Canada's only human 7Tesla MRI, located at The University of Western Ontario, has scanned its first clinical research case. A patient with temporal lobe epilepsy was put through the scanner to study whether it can be used to better pinpoint w … (Read More)

Schulich helps sponsor Wade Davis lecture

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dr. Wade Davis has become one of the most active advocates for cultural diversity and the protection of what he coined as the ethnosphere, namely, the unifying spiritual and cultural life from myriad cultures around the world. … (Read More)