Research

Internet anonymity reduces mental health stigma

Mental illness continues to carry a stigma that is as glaring as a neon sign, leading many young people to seek advice through the anonymity of the Internet, according to a recent study.

Conference focuses on music education

Conference focuses on music education

Ruth Wright, Music Education chair at The University of Western Ontario, has organized the Leading Music Education International Conference (LME) from May 29-June 1 at Western to explore how musicians and educators can enable expression through music.

Applied Math students catch ‘vertical air’

Three University of Western Ontario undergraduate students have a world-class edge when it comes to designing snowboarding courses. And they have the top prize to prove it.

Artist knows no other way

As a child on vacations, Eric Simard followed his father – a professional photographer – across Canada, loading film, learning how to operate equipment, acting as an assistant. He has since dipped his toe in portrait photography and weddings with success, although throughout high school, there was little uncertainty. He aspired to be a professional artist – a painter, in fact.

Discussions of evolution before Darwin

What began as a small group of Arts and Humanities graduate students sharing a passion for the Romantic era has evolved into an international conference that will be held at The University of Western Ontario May 12-14.

Students explore dying in Canada for CBC series

Developed out of a groundbreaking course on dying in the graduate journalism program at The University of Western Ontario – and led by Faculty of Information & Media Studies faculty member Meredith Levine – ‘A Good Death’ gave 16 students an opportunity to explore end-of-life journeys, the evolution of dying and what changes need to be made to put palliative care onto the public agenda.

Institute offers promise of partnership

NAIROBI, Kenya – The official launch of The Africa Institute at The University of Western Ontario in Nairobi, Kenya on May 3 spoke not only to existing research strengths, but offered a promise for the future.

Celebrating a lifetime of their research

The Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research spotlights faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research.

New institute expands expertise in Africa

The University of Western Ontario’s commitment to making a difference in Africa will receive a major boost with the opening of a new institute consolidating Western’s research strengths in the world’s second-largest continent.

CIHR boosts health research in London

CIHR boosts health research in London

Scientists at The University of Western Ontario and the Lawson
Health Research Institute jointly received more than $13-million
from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) this week in
support of an array of medical research.

Western teams up on unique wastewater project

Western teams up on unique wastewater project

The University of Western Ontario, City of London and local
industry are partnering on what may be a global-leading site for
water treatment technology development, commercialization,
validation and testing.

Western students hoping to inspire young entrepreneurs

Western students hoping to inspire young entrepreneurs

The global economic downturn hit St. Thomas hard. But students at
The University of Western Ontario are hoping to give youth in the
area a way to earn money that isn’t dependant on
unpredictable markets.

Ivey students to compete for national entrepreneurial award

Ivey students to compete for national entrepreneurial award

Two Richard Ivey School of Business students are competing in a
national entrepreneurial competition in Ottawa today (March 30)
after winning first place and an $8,000-prize for their idea help
non-profit groups solicit donations.

Ivey student wins Ontario entrepreneurship title

Ivey student wins Ontario entrepreneurship title

Greig Perantinos, owner of Cool Moose Creamery and full-time
student at Richard Ivey School of Business, has been named the 2010
Student Entrepreneur Ontario Champion by charitable organization
Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE).