June, 2009

Human trials approval sought for AIDS vaccine

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

An HIV/AIDS vaccine developed at The University of Western Ontario is set for the first phase of human trials. … (Read More)

Richard Ivey Chair in Molecular Toxicology

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dean Carol Herbert is delighted to announce the renewal of Dr. Gideon Koren as the Richard Ivey Chair in Molecular Toxicology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His second term is to commence July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014. … (Read More)

Board approves Strategic Plan for Internationalization

Monday, June 29, 2009

University of Western Ontario incoming president Amit Chakma has strongly voiced his desire to internationalize the university and now Western has a strategic plan for putting his goal into action. … (Read More)

Chair of Medical Biophysics renewed

Friday, June 26, 2009

We are delighted to announce the renewal of Dr. Jerry Battista in his role as Chair of the Department of Medical Biophysics, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His term will commence July 1, 2009 and will continue until June … (Read More)

Researchers partner with First Nations community

Friday, June 26, 2009

A Memorandum of Understanding between Walpole Island First Nation (WIFN) and The University of Western Ontario has established a policy for all Western researchers who are currently working on collaborative research projects with the WIFN Health Cent … (Read More)

Awards bring three projects closer to commercialization

Monday, June 22, 2009

The University of Western Ontario has given three research projects a financial boost to expedite efforts towards commercialization through the Western Innovation Fund. … (Read More)

Breathing life back into dying brain cells

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Almost one year after he took over as Scientific Director of Robarts Research Institute, John MacDonald is finally settling into his new digs - his new lab space, that is. … (Read More)

Global network formed to improve hearing implant outcomes

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Cochlear Implant Program at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) working in collaboration with researchers at The University of Western Ontario's National Centre for Audiology, has joined 16 other world-class centres to form HEARRING - the In … (Read More)

Summer hours for blood donor clinics

Monday, June 15, 2009

Canadian Blood Services has adopted a new summer schedule for its blood donor clinics held in the University Community Center. … (Read More)

Wanted: world problem solvers

Friday, June 12, 2009

From food and water shortages to global warming and the energy crisis, most of the world's issues can be reduced to scientific problems requiring the minds of today's graduates, says leading Canadian scientist Paul Corkum. … (Read More)

Pandemic alert reaches top level

Friday, June 12, 2009

Further spread of the H1N1 virus is believed to be inevitable, prompting the World Health Organization to raise the pandemic alert level to phase 6 - its highest level. … (Read More)

Exploring the link between HPV and head and neck cancers

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The link between cervical cancer and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is well accepted, but a leading researcher from the Ohio University Comprehensive Cancer Centre says HPV is also linked to other cancers including oral cancer. … (Read More)

'Make the world a better place'

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dr. James Rourke knows what it means to seize an opportunity and make his mark on the world. Rourke grew up on a farm in the Bruce Peninsula and attended a one-room school house. Although education was a core family value, he knew there would be ch … (Read More)

FACULTY PROFILE: Uncovering the mysteries of schizophrenia

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Over a year ago, two German boys aged eight and 11 moved to London. They walked into their new classrooms speaking virtually no English. The following September, the boys switched schools again. Their mother, Susanne Schmid, went in to meet their tea … (Read More)

Health Sciences graduates in high demand, says Dunn

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

With an aging population, the skills acquired by graduates of the Faculty of Health Sciences are needed now more than ever, says University of Western Ontario honorary degree recipient, Wesley Dunn … (Read More)

FACULTY PROFILE: From earthquakes to detecting breast cancer

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

After more than two decades of creating computer images of activity below the earth, University of Western Ontario geophysicist Gerhard Pratt wants to examine something closer to the heart. … (Read More)

Follow Convocation

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Catch Dr. Wesley Dunn, the founding Dean of Western's Faculty of Dentistry this morning at 10:00 a.m. … (Read More)

London Imaging Discovery Workshop

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 12 marks the fourth annual London Imaging Discovery workshop, the first of its kind designed to connect faculty and students of the Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and The Univers … (Read More)

Western receives $3.3 million for two new training programs

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Western has captured two of 20 newly funded projects under the federal government's Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program. … (Read More)

FACULTY PROFILE: Unlocking the keys to Alzheimer's disease

Thursday, June 4, 2009

When Marco Prado and his wife moved from Brazil to London in October, they brought along their two sons, seven students and a colony of mice. Not house mice, but special genetically modified mice that both Prado and his wife, Vania, use in their re … (Read More)

AFMC protests cuts to Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada is urging the goverment to reconsider a 70 per cent budget cut to the National Research Council's Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information - Canada's national science library. … (Read More)

Glenn Bauman receives LHSC President's Award

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dr. Glenn Bauman, Chair of the Department of Oncology, has received the London Health Sciences Centre's 2009 President's Award for "Living our Core Values - How we Work Together." … (Read More)