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Violence no longer ‘part of the game’

Violence no longer ‘part of the game’

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada personality Don Cherry has built a career on celebrating fighting in hockey. But in light of a public growing less and less tolerant of sports violence, even the colourful commentator has been forced to back down.

Revolutionary toilet could change the world

Revolutionary toilet could change the world

It hasn’t been reinvented in ages – until now. While available to many, the flush toilet remains non-existent to a vast majority of the developing world. Jason Gerhard, associate professor in civil and environmental engineering, hopes to play a key role in bringing safe, reliable and sanitary toilets to billions around the world.

Ontario Trillium scholars named

Western students Frederick Armah, Sarbani Banerjee, Gleb Meirson, Mark-Shane Scale, Ahmed El Ansary and Yann Benetreau-Dupin have been named recipients of the Ontario Trillium Scholarships.

Earth’s population reaching 7 billion and counting

The world’s population may soar to 7 billion by the end of this month. And, with each new baby, the global footprint expands as does the social, economic and environmental challenges worldwide.

Left or right? Weight of object not an issue

Left or right? Weight of object not an issue

More than 90 per cent of the world’s population exhibits a strong preference for using their right hand, as opposed to their left, for grasping and lifting everything from car keys to coffee mugs. The cause of this near-global singularity is poorly understood scientifically but new research from The University of Western Ontario proves the perceived weight of an object is not a deciding factor.

Bell to deliver Philosophical Association keynote

Bell to deliver Philosophical Association keynote

Western philosophy professor John Bell will deliver the keynote address to the Western Canadian Philosophical Association Conference 2011 on Friday, Oct. 21 at the University of Lethbridge.

Ivey centre awarded $240,000 to train leaders in the lab

Ivey centre awarded $240,000 to train leaders in the lab

As part of Genome Canada’s Entrepreneurship Education in Genomics competition, the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation at The University of Western Ontario has been awarded $240,000 to run a business-training course for life scientists.

Western explores violence in the media

Western explores violence in the media

Canada’s leading expert on concussions and a former NHL tough guy-turned-politician headline a major conference on the portrayal of violence in the media later this week at The University of Western Ontario.

Revisiting Baroque at international conference

Revisiting Baroque at international conference

The University of Western Ontario welcomes researchers from around the world this weekend for ‘NeoBaroque Revisited,’ an international and interdisciplinary conference on the Baroque.

Graduate students, Western retirees work out the neuromuscular system

There’s no doubt about it. Exercise is like medicine for aging Canadians. Thanks to a team of graduate students at Western’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) Neuromuscular Lab, the Research Retirement Association (RRA) can tailor their fitness program not...

Uncovering family ties across the ages

Elizabeth Greene has spent the best part of the last decade in the hills of northern England playing in the dirt. And she can’t think of a better way to earn a living.

Centre wins genomics competition

Centre wins genomics competition

The International Centre for Health Innovation at the Richard Ivey School of Business was named one of three winners of Genome Canada’s Entrepreneurship Education in Genomics Program Competition.

Xu named new forest biorefinery Chair

Xu named new forest biorefinery Chair

University of Western Ontario chemical engineering professor Charles Xu was named Industrial Research Chair in Forest Biorefinery, a joint venture between Western, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and FPInnovations.

McBean to head world science council

McBean to head world science council

University of Western Ontario professor Gordon McBean was named president-elect of the International Council for Science (ICSU) at the organization’s 30th General Assembly in Rome, Italy.

Fraunhofer partnership finalized

Fraunhofer partnership finalized

The ability to be on the cutting edge of developing lightweight vehicles that are not soft on safety, longevity or durability is at The University of Western Ontario’s doorstep.

Researchers uncover new hypothesis on crater debris

Researchers uncover new hypothesis on crater debris

A team of researchers partnered with the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) has developed a new hypothesis for the origin of crater ejecta – debris that is launched out of a crater during meteorite impacts.