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Million-dollar gift enriches lives in Africa

Thanks to a $1.06-million gift, The University of Western Ontario will expand its community-driven Western Heads East program that provides disease-fighting probiotic yogurt to people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Western astronomers capture rare meteor footage

Western astronomers capture rare meteor footage

Astronomers from The University of Western Ontario have released footage of a meteor, which was captured by its highly advanced video surveillance system, traveling through the evening sky east of Toronto on Monday evening (Dec. 12).

CHIN to accelerate immune system discoveries

CHIN to accelerate immune system discoveries

Seven universities, led by The University of Western Ontario, have been awarded a $600,000 catalyst grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to create a national network to promote and enhance research on the body’s immune system.

Researchers find fear affects predator-prey relationship

Researchers find fear affects predator-prey relationship

Franklin D. Roosevelt famously warned the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. New research from The University of Western Ontario reveals that FDR’s rhetorical flourish also accurately reflects a fundamental truth within the animal kingdom too.

Essex named to climate change post

Chris Essex, a Department of Applied Mathematics professor, has been appointed Chair of the Permanent Monitoring Panel for Climate for the World Federation of Scientists (WFS).

Newsmakers 2011

How will we remember 2011? Probably through these faces.
The Western News’ 2011 Newsmakers section celebrates the best of research, academia and volunteer spirit that we have to offer on this campus. The following spotlight, in brief words and striking images, the accomplishments of some of our favourites from the last year.

Professor at centre of copyright shift

Professor at centre of copyright shift

Western professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson joined the 23rd Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights held in Geneva in November. She was the lone Canadian academic.

Study finds increased education lowers crime

Study finds increased education lowers crime

New research from The CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity at The University of Western Ontario shows that education, and related education-based initiatives, can reduce crime rates, improve health, lower mortality rates, and increase political participation.

Addressing mental health in the classroom

Thanks to a donation from former University of Western Ontario graduate student and elementary teacher Walter M. Lobb, the Faculty of Education begins a crucial step in developing a new mental health program and scholarship fund to address the needs of teachers who deal with students’ mental health issues every day.

Artist-in-residence pioneers the process

Sean Smith says it’s important to “leave some air” in your plans to make room for what may emerge on the way to accomplishing your goals. And certainly don’t focus on the finish line.

Attawapiskat crisis offers a teaching moment

Attawapiskat crisis offers a teaching moment

While media and government officials have been drawing attention to the state of Attawapiskat, it’s almost impossible for a resident of southwestern Ontario to understand the issues at hand, say two graduate students at The University of Western Ontario.

Million-dollar gift enriches lives in Africa

Thanks to a $1.06-million gift, The University of Western Ontario will expand its community-driven Western Heads East program that provides disease-fighting probiotic yogurt to people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Western astronomers capture rare meteor footage

Western astronomers capture rare meteor footage

Astronomers from The University of Western Ontario have released footage of a meteor, which was captured by its highly advanced video surveillance system, traveling through the evening sky east of Toronto on Monday evening (Dec. 12).

CHIN to accelerate immune system discoveries

CHIN to accelerate immune system discoveries

Seven universities, led by The University of Western Ontario, have been awarded a $600,000 catalyst grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to create a national network to promote and enhance research on the body’s immune system.

Researchers find fear affects predator-prey relationship

Researchers find fear affects predator-prey relationship

Franklin D. Roosevelt famously warned the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. New research from The University of Western Ontario reveals that FDR’s rhetorical flourish also accurately reflects a fundamental truth within the animal kingdom too.

Essex named to climate change post

Chris Essex, a Department of Applied Mathematics professor, has been appointed Chair of the Permanent Monitoring Panel for Climate for the World Federation of Scientists (WFS).

Newsmakers 2011

How will we remember 2011? Probably through these faces.
The Western News’ 2011 Newsmakers section celebrates the best of research, academia and volunteer spirit that we have to offer on this campus. The following spotlight, in brief words and striking images, the accomplishments of some of our favourites from the last year.

Professor at centre of copyright shift

Professor at centre of copyright shift

Western professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson joined the 23rd Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights held in Geneva in November. She was the lone Canadian academic.

Study finds increased education lowers crime

Study finds increased education lowers crime

New research from The CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity at The University of Western Ontario shows that education, and related education-based initiatives, can reduce crime rates, improve health, lower mortality rates, and increase political participation.

Addressing mental health in the classroom

Thanks to a donation from former University of Western Ontario graduate student and elementary teacher Walter M. Lobb, the Faculty of Education begins a crucial step in developing a new mental health program and scholarship fund to address the needs of teachers who deal with students’ mental health issues every day.

Artist-in-residence pioneers the process

Sean Smith says it’s important to “leave some air” in your plans to make room for what may emerge on the way to accomplishing your goals. And certainly don’t focus on the finish line.

Attawapiskat crisis offers a teaching moment

Attawapiskat crisis offers a teaching moment

While media and government officials have been drawing attention to the state of Attawapiskat, it’s almost impossible for a resident of southwestern Ontario to understand the issues at hand, say two graduate students at The University of Western Ontario.