April, 2010

Western appoints new Provost, Vice-President Academic

Thursday, April 29, 2010

After an international search, The University of Western Ontario has announced that Janice Deakin will take up the role of Provost and Vice-President (Academic) beginning August 1, 2010. … (Read More)

Vitamin B therapy dangerous for diabetics with kidney disease

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The use of vitamin B to stop kidney damage in people with diabetes needs a closer look, and those with kidney damage now taking high vitamin B doses, should stop. … (Read More)

CANCELLED - Robarts S.C. Ferguson Memorial Symposium

Monday, April 26, 2010

The S.C. Ferguson Memorial Symposium scheduled for April 28 has been cancelled. Rescheduling details to follow. … (Read More)

Western researchers share more than $1 million

Friday, April 23, 2010

Four Schulich and Robarts investigators are involved with three of four projects to receive $1,066,058 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. … (Read More)

Graduate expansion among few growth areas

Friday, April 23, 2010

Restraint remains the watchword for university spending as The University of Western Ontario enters the final year of its four-year planning cycle. … (Read More)

Matthews to speak on poverty and health April 23

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Honourable Deb Matthews, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care will speak about health in relation to Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy April 23, 11:30 am, Dental Sciences Building, Rm 1002. … (Read More)

Schulich blood drive - April 28

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Schulich medical students will be donating blood on April 28, 2010 between 10 am and 3 pm at the University Hospital Clinic (3rd Floor Patio Rooms 2 & 3). Faculty, staff and students from other programs are encouraged to donate as well. … (Read More)

War Child Canada founder to receive honorary degree

Monday, April 19, 2010

Dr. Samantha Nutt will receive her honorary degree at the Western convocation ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, June 16 at 10 a.m. … (Read More)

Dr. Gregor Reid - Hellmuth ceremony April 19

Friday, April 16, 2010

Western honours its top researchers on April 19 with the annual Hellmuth Prize. Schulich Professor Dr. Gregor Reid will receive the prize along with Dr. Heather Laschinger, Health Sciences, 4 pm Conron Hall, University College. … (Read More)

Herbert, Hachinski recognized for leadership

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dean Carol Herbert and Dr. Vladimir Hachinski were recognized April 11 by Partners in Research with "Biomedical Science Ambassador Awards" for their extraordinary contributions to medical research. … (Read More)

Scientists find first biological link between stress, anxiety and depression

Monday, April 12, 2010

A new study in Nature Neuroscience led by Robarts Scientist Stephen Ferguson identifies the connecting mechanism in the brain showing exactly how stress and anxiety could lead to depression. … (Read More)

Calvin Stiller to receive Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Professor Emeritus Dr. Cal Stiller will receive the 2010 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award in recognition of his contributions to transplantation and diabetes, and as a builder of research institutions, including Robarts Research Institute. … (Read More)

Schulich Chief Operating Officer selected

Monday, April 5, 2010

Dwayne Martins has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dwayne brings extensive experience working in an academic health care environment. … (Read More)

Distinguished University Professor lectures April 8

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dr. Davy Cheng and Dr. Jerry Kidder will present Western's 2010 Distinguished University Professor lectures on April 8, 4 pm in Medical Sciences, Room M146. … (Read More)