April, 2009

Announcing the 2009 Schulich Educator and Dean's Awards of Excellence recipients

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Dean's Office is pleased to announce the recipients of the Schulich Excellence in Education Awards and Dean's Awards of Excellence. Please join us to celebrate May 20 at The Great Hall. … (Read More)

Pathology Research Day - May 8

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The annual Pathology Research Day is Friday May 8. Special guest speaker, Dr. Andrew Evans, University Health Network, will speak about Virtual Slide Telepathology. … (Read More)

Missing student found safe

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yunk Young (Susan) Kim, a missing 20-year-old University of Western Ontario student, has been found safe after an overnight ground search of the university area by local and campus police and fire services. … (Read More)

Police looking for help to find missing student

Thursday, April 30, 2009

London police are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing female student from The University of Western Ontario. Missing is Yunk Young (Susan) Kim, 20 years, five-foot-five, 130 lbs., long dark hair and brown eyes. … (Read More)

In Memoriam - Donald Gibson

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The flag will be at half-mast Friday, May 1 until 10:30 a.m. for former Pathology department staff member Donald Gibson, who retired in 1995 with 21 years of service. … (Read More)

Reminder: Management of Influenza like Illness in Ambulatory Care

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion have prepared information on the management of ambulatory patients with influenza like illness. … (Read More)

Western preparing for possible swine flu

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Western Student Health Services is preparing for a possible pandemic of swine influenza, working in cooperation with university administration, the Emergency Emergency Response Team and the Emergency Operations Control Group. … (Read More)

Health Canada issues travel warning for Mexico

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Health Canada has issued a travel warning as of April 27 2009, recommending travellers postpone elective or non-essential travel to Mexico until further notice. … (Read More)

Recruitment Seminars: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Viral Phathogenesis

Monday, April 27, 2009

You are invited to attend Recruitment Seminars by two candidates for the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Viral Pathogenesis. May 4 - Dr. Mansour Haeryfar and May 8 - Dr. Laura Hertel. … (Read More)

Volunteers needed for May 8th Discovery Day

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is looking for more volunteers to help with its Discovery Day in Health Sciences for high school students on May 8. … (Read More)

Neuroscience Chair one of two Western proposals shortlisted for $10 M grants

Friday, April 24, 2009

Western may be in line for two of Canada's largest and most prestigious research grants. Shortlisted proposals include Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging, and Environmentally Friendly Processing of Petroleum Products and Biofuels. … (Read More)

Drink some wine and support children with cancer!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Schulich Head For A Cure 2009 team invites you to a Wine Tasting Event on Monday April 27th at 7 pm at Windermere Manor. Proceeds to Camp Trillium. … (Read More)

Distinguised University Professorship Lectures - April 23 & 29

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Western campus and community members are invited to two public lectures by Western's 2009 Distinguished University Professors Michael Strong, Richard Vernon and Jack Bend. Strong and Vernon speak Thursday, April 23. Bend's lecture is April 29. … (Read More)

Controlling our brain's perception of emotional events

Monday, April 20, 2009

Research by Nicole Lauzon and Steven Laviolette, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, has found key processes in the brain that control the emotional significance of our experiences and how we form memories of them. … (Read More)

Jewish and Muslim students work towards common goal

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Jewish Medical Club and the Muslim Medical Students Association present a panel discussion exploring health issues unique to Muslim and Jewish patients Tuesday, April 21, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Medical Sciences M146. Videoconferenced to Windsor. … (Read More)

Robarts to host neuroscience symposium

Friday, April 17, 2009

Robarts will host the fifth annual S.C. Ferguson Memorial Symposium on Wednesday, April 22, featuring two of the world?s leading neuroscientists, Dr. Marc Caron and Dr. Ivan Izquierdo. … (Read More)

McMurtry honoured for career achievements

Friday, April 17, 2009

Dr. Robert McMurtry, Professor Emeritus in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario, has been awarded the James H. Graham Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizing his si … (Read More)

Donors wanted for blood drive - April 29

Friday, April 17, 2009

Schulich medical students are holding a blood drive on Wednesday, April 29 from 10 am - 2 pm in Medical Sciences Room M193 A/B. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to donate. … (Read More)

Help support MedOutreach work in Tanzania

Thursday, April 16, 2009

MedOutreach is holding a raffle to support its annual mission in Tanzania. The cost is 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Raffle tickets are available by emailing medoutreach@uwo.ca. Draw date: Saturday, April 18, 2009. … (Read More)

Founding Dean of Dentistry, former Assistant Dean SWOMEN to receive honorary degrees

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Western will confer honorary degrees on Dr. Wesley Dunn, founding Dean of Dentistry (1965-1982) and Dr. James Rourke (MD'76), current Dean of Medicine at Memorial University and former Assistant Dean, Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network. … (Read More)

Brian Feagan receives Western's highest honour for research excellence

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dr. Brian Feagan, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and Robarts Scientist, has received the 2009 Hellmuth Prize for research excellence. … (Read More)

Dentistry alumnus wins super endurance race

Monday, April 13, 2009

Captain Dr. Mehmet Danis (DDS'05) won the Atacama Crossing race in Chile last week. The super endurance race over 250 km is one of the world's most gruelling. For more see the Globe and Mail article posted here. … (Read More)

Michael Rieder and Frank Beier named Faculty Scholars

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Two Schulich faculty members have been designated among Western's newest Faculty Scholars, recognizing international presence in their discipline and outstanding contibutions to teaching and research. … (Read More)

Michael Strong and Jack Bend honoured as Distinguished University Professors

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Michael Strong and Jack Bend are among three Western professors recognized for exceptional scholarly careers through the 2009 Distinguished University Professorships. Public lectures take place April 23 and 29 at 4 pm. … (Read More)

Health over the Life Course conference

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Abstracts are due by May 8th for Health over the Life Course,the theme of the 7th National Conference of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network. … (Read More)

Stem cell therapy grows new blood vessels

Monday, April 6, 2009

Research led by David Hess of the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario has identified how to use selected stem cells from bone marrow to grow new blood vessels to treat diseases such as peripheral artery disease, which is a … (Read More)

Cytognomix wins inaugural Stiller Centre Prize and receives OGI funding

Monday, April 6, 2009

A biotech company established by Schulich faculty members Peter Rogan and Joan Knoll has been recognized by the Stiller Centre for Technology Commercialization and the Ontario Genomics Institute. … (Read More)

Summer Institute of Clinical Health Research

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

An interprofessional conference on Clinical Health Research is being offered at the University of Windsor from June 22 to 26, 2009. The conference is a collaboration between the Windsor Faculty of Nursing and Schulich Windsor Program. … (Read More)

Global Change and the End of Growth

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

William Rees, ecological economist, will speak April 3 1:30-2:30 pm in 3250, 3M Centre. The talk is presented by the McConnell Family Foundation, the Schulich Global and Ecosystem Health Interest Group jointly with other Western partners. … (Read More)