October, 2009

Polluted water sparks fear, health concerns

Friday, October 30, 2009

Walpole Island is nestled at the heart of the Great Lakes, surrounded by natural resources and a breathtaking landscape that supports the indigenous population … (Read More)

"Pizza Day for United Way" a big success

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thank you to everyone who participated in Schulich's Pizza Day for United Way. We brought in $1441. Special thanks to our volunteers who manned the tables. Don't forget to return your United Way envelopes to be entered in the early bird draw. … (Read More)

Vladimir Hachinski elected president of the World Federation of Neurology

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dr. Vladimir Hachinski of the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, has been elected as President of the World Federation of Neurology. … (Read More)

Campus vaccine clinics expected in November

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

While Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) has definite plans to offer Pandemic (H1N1) influenza vaccine clinics on campus in the coming weeks, exact dates, times and locations have yet to be determined. … (Read More)

Expanded H1N1 vaccine clinics for health care workers and individuals at risk

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has announced additional H1N1 vaccine clinics from October 27 to November 3 for individuals at risk, including health care workers. … (Read More)

Potential labour disruption by librarians and archivists

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The University of Western Ontario has been in negotiations with UWOFA-LA (Librarians and Archivists) since May working to renew the group's first contract, which ended July 1. … (Read More)

Dr. David Hill receives Frederick G. Banting Award

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dr. David Hill, Scientific Director of the Lawson Health Research Institute has been honoured with the 2009 Federick G. Banting Award. The national award recognized Dr. Hill for his significant contributions to preventing diabetes in Canada, and was … (Read More)

Food Drive for London Food Bank

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Schulich Medical students are running a food drive until October 30 for the London Food Bank. Drop off boxes are located in Medical Sciences M146 and the Valberg Educational Resource Centre. They will also be participating in Trick or Eat. … (Read More)

Knee expert encourages grads to eat from life's buffet

Friday, October 23, 2009

Dr. Cecil Rorabeck encouraged University of Western Ontario graduates to dig in to life's buffet during his convocation address on Friday, Oct. 23. … (Read More)

Pizza Day for United Way

Friday, October 23, 2009

Help kick off Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's 2009 Campaign with our "Pizza Day for United Way" Wednesday, October 28 from 11:30 to 1:00. … (Read More)

Nominate someone for the Award of Excellence

Friday, October 23, 2009

Nominations for the 2010 Western Award of Excellence are now open. This award is the highest level of campus-wide recognition for the exceptional performance of Western staff. … (Read More)

Watch convocation ceremonies live: Rorabeck honorary degree and President's installation

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Convocation ceremonies are being carried live online October 22 and 23. Dr. Cecil Rorabeck receives an honorary degree October 23 at 10:30 am. President Chakma's installation ceremony is October 23 at 3:30 pm. … (Read More)

Stress and reproduction lecture

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is presenting a lecture by guest speaker Dr. Alan Tilbrook, from Monash University in Australia, in our Seminar Series on Friday, November 6 at 12:30 p.m. in MSB 148. … (Read More)

In Memoriam - Dean Harold Warwick

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dr. O. Harold Warwick, former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1961-65, died this morning in the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital. … (Read More)

United Way Early Bird prizes

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

With Western's United Way goal set at $550,000, employee campaign coordinators (ECC) are beginning what they hope will be another record-smashing campaign. … (Read More)

Burton and Stiller to be inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dr. A.C. Burton, founder of the Department of Medical Biophysics and Dr. Calvin Stiller, transplantation pioneer, have been named as 2010 inductees for the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. … (Read More)

Dean Carol Herbert selected to join Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dr. Carol Herbert, Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario has been elected to Foreign Associate membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. … (Read More)

H1N1 on the rise

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Health Unit officials report a significant increase in lab-confirmed cases this week. Fourteen new confirmed cases of influenza A (likely all H1N1) were reported to the Health Unit in the past week, a marked increase over cases confirmed in previous … (Read More)

Infectious Disease Outbreaks - New online CME course

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Public Health Agency of Canada is offering a free online Continuing Medical Education course, "Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Tools and strategies for front-line clinicians." … (Read More)

Middlesex-London Health Unit Pandemic Influenza Update

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Middlesex-London Health Unit update provides vaccination schedules and guidelines for seasonal and H1N1 influenza as well as an overview of H1N1 activity in the region, province, Canada and the United States. … (Read More)

16th Annual Murray Barr Lecture

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The 16th Annual Murray Barr Lecture will be held October 29th in auditorium A of University Hospital. … (Read More)

Robarts Taylor Symposium - November 4

Friday, October 2, 2009

Join Robarts Research Institute for the annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium on Cardiovascular Research. Featured speaker 2009 Taylor Prize recipient, Dr. Garret A. FitzGerald … (Read More)