November, 2009

Give a Day to World AIDS

Monday, November 30, 2009

Schulich medical students are inviting the Western community to "Give a Day" of pay or time to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. Give a Day is a movement started by Schulich alumna, Dr. Jane Philpott (MD'84). … (Read More)

Speaker on Aboriginal Healing Practices Dec. 4

Monday, November 30, 2009

Elizabeth Akiwenzie, SSW, TPW, will be speaking to the Western community December 4 about her work as a cultural and traditional educator developing healing programs based in Aboriginal teachings. … (Read More)

Hewitt reappointed to five-year term

Friday, November 27, 2009

The University of Western Ontario has announced the reappointment of Ted Hewitt as Vice-President (Research & International Relations) for the term July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2015. … (Read More)

Leadership Challenge Grant -One donation, double the impact

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Challenge is on! Now your new donation of $1,000 or more to the United Way will be matched dollar for dollar. United Way of London and Middlesex has received an extraordinary $100,000 Leadership Challenge Grant from a generous local donor, who wi … (Read More)

An event delivering hope

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Founder of the Bracelet of Hope campaign, Dr. Anne-Marie Zajdlik will visit Western on Tuesday to discuss the journey that led her to become an HIV physician and international activist. … (Read More)

Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar Series Presents Dr. Frederick Schoen

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is presenting a lecture by guest speaker Dr. Frederick Schoen, from Harvard Medical School, in our Seminar Series. … (Read More)

New Faculty: Unravelling the mystery of kidney disease

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mean well, speak well and do well. It's a family motto that Brad Urquhart, an assistant professor in physiology and pharmacology at the University of Western Ontario, does his best to live by. … (Read More)

Western Cares Food Drive to begin

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Once again, the Western Cares Food Drive, in conjunction with the city-wide Business Cares Food Drive to support the London and Area Food Bank, is about to begin. This year the campus drive will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. … (Read More)

Tickets to Dubai up for grabs

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The feature item in Research Western's Silent Auction and Book Sale to benefit the university's United Way campaign is a pair of business class tickets from Toronto to Dubai, valued at more than $18,000. … (Read More)

Schulich Blood Drive

Monday, November 23, 2009

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's last blood drive of 2009 is taking place from Monday, November 30th to Thursday, December 3rd. Eligible donors can donate at the UCC clinic from Nov. 30 - Dec 2nd between12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m. December 3rd donatio … (Read More)

Gaining a better picture of lung disease

Friday, November 20, 2009

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a respiratory disease commonly known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema, is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide, but a University of Western Ontario researcher is providing new insight into the di … (Read More)

Postovit named Premier Young Researcher

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Congratulations to Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology for being named Canada's Premier Young Researcher by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). … (Read More)

Seeking Associate Dean Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Dean's Office at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has begun the selection process for the position of Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, effective January 1, 2010. … (Read More)

Ecosystem Health Chair reappointed

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

We are pleased to announce the second term of Dr. Charlie Trick, as the Beryl Ivey Chair in Ecosystem Health (July 1, 2009 ? June 30, 2014) for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. … (Read More)

Dr. Alp Sener receives Schulich Clinician Scientist Award

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Congratulations to Dr. Alp Sener, the 2009 Clinician Scientist Award winner for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. … (Read More)

Information on transit strike for Western community

Monday, November 16, 2009

The University of Western Ontario has put a number of measures in place to help students, staff and faculty cope with the ongoing London Transit strike. For the latest information visit … (Read More)

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar Series

Monday, November 16, 2009

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar Series presents Dr. Michael O. Poulter of the Molecular Brain Research Group at Robarts Research Institute on November 27, 12:30 in MSB 148. … (Read More)

In memoriam -Dr. Lewis Stafford Carey

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dr. Lewis Stafford de Sausmarez Carey passed away at his workplace of almost 20 years, LHSC- University Hospital, London on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 in his 84th year. … (Read More)

Silcox-Fellows Awards recognize long-time mentors

Thursday, November 12, 2009

On October 26th, the Medical Student Support Team in conjunction with Student Affairs, gave out its first awards to recognize physician mentors who had served for five and 10 years. The 10- year awards were named after Jim Silcox and Fraser Fellows … (Read More)

Reminder - Nov. 13 United Way Early Bird Draw

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's United Way Campaign is going strong with $28,720 (29%)raised to date. Return your pledge form by November 13 to be eligible for Western's Early Bird prize draw. … (Read More)

Dr. Bhagi Singh to deliver public lecture on H1N1

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Western's "Classses Without Quizzes" public lecture series resumes Nov.12 with a lecture on 'H1N1 and You,' by Dr. Bhagirath Singh, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Infection & Immunity. … (Read More)

In memoriam - Dr. Donald Rix

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dr. Donald Rix (BA'53, MD'57, DSc'98) passed away Friday November 6 in Vancouver. A physician, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr. Rix was a visionary business leader with a passion for community service. … (Read More)

Absences due to flu-like illness stable on campus

Friday, November 6, 2009

Data collected through Western's online absence reporting tools indicates that the number of students and employees staying home due to flu-like illness is stable. … (Read More)

Western part of Maclean's 'top 10'

Friday, November 6, 2009

The University of Western Ontario showed slight improvement in this year's annual Maclean's University Ranking, moving up a spot to a three-way tie for ninth place (with Ottawa and Saskatchewan) in the medical doctoral category. … (Read More)

In Memoriam - Harold Stewart

Friday, November 6, 2009

The flag will be at half-mast on Saturday, Nov. 7 until 11 a.m. in memory of Professor Emeritus Harold Stewart, who died Nov. 1 at Victoria Hospital. … (Read More)

Dean Carol Herbert honoured as role model for women

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dr. Carol Herbert has been named the 2009 recipient of the Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medcine (SELAM) International Award for Excellence. The award honours individuals who have served as role models and supporters of women in medici … (Read More)

Ginseng consortium annual conference Nov. 6-7

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Ontario Ginseng Innovation & Research Consortium (OGIRC), based out of the Physiology and Pharmacology Department at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, will be holding a conference on November 6-7 at London Hall. … (Read More)

Renowned cardiovascular researcher receives Taylor Prize

Monday, November 2, 2009

He was the first to predict the popular anti-inflammatory drug, Vioxx would increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks, and it was his discovery that led to the adoption of low dose aspirin for every day cardio-protection. … (Read More)

Librarians and archivists reach tentative agreement

Monday, November 2, 2009

The University of Western Ontario and its librarians and archivists have reached a tentative agreement. … (Read More)

Virtual Reality and Anatomy Learning

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is presenting a lecture by guest speaker Dr. Geoff Norman from McMaster University entitled Virtual Reality and Anatomy Learning on Friday, November 13 at 12:30 p.m. in MSB 148. … (Read More)