Health Sciences

WHAT I’VE LEARNED: Amanda Spadafora

Amanda Spadafora graduated from the Faculty of Health Studies with an honours specialization in Health Science and a minor in Biology.

Inaugural Schulich Leaders named

Inaugural Schulich Leaders named

Grace Wang and Gurleen Chahal have been named Western’s recipients of inaugural Schulich Leader Scholarships. A new national scholarship program created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, Schulich Leaders receive four-year, $60,000 scholarships to study at one of 20 designated universities in Canada.

Margaret Trudeau lecture postponed

Margaret Trudeau lecture postponed

Western has postponed today’s Faculty of Health Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture with Margaret Trudeau due to a sudden and unexpected death in her extended family.

Senior-driving study eyes safer roadways

For some, a GPS is an invaluable part of a lengthy commute, helping drivers navigate unfamiliar cities. For others – and seniors, in particular – a GPS, along with a number of other automotive gadgets, often proves a distraction, doing more harm than good.

Campus Digest, Dec. 8

Western News deadlines for 2012 Today’s Western News edition represents the semester’s final. We’ll return on Thursday, Jan. 5. Coming events and advertising deadline for that edition, the first of 2012, is noon Thursday, Dec. 15. UWOFA announces scholarship winners...

Campus Digest, Dec. 1

Campus Digest, Dec. 1

New expense directives start Under the new Procurement and Expenses Directives, the provincial government has established policies for all broader public sector organizations, including The University of Western Ontario. Outlined mandatory changes, effective Jan. 1,...

Maika: Finding value in the tangible experience

During a recent trip to Amsterdam with a group of sport management students, I had the unique opportunity to experience sport in another country. Thanks to our gracious hosts at our partner institution, Johan Cruyff University, we were exposed to high-performance sport in the Netherlands in a variety of areas.

Tally for violence ‘shocking’

Tally for violence ‘shocking’

The economic costs for women who leave an abusive partner do not end once they walk out the door. In fact, the ongoing costs in Canada equal a staggering $6.9 billion annually.

Sharing her pain so others can avoid it

Ally Crich has had six concussions in her life and she just turned 19. Now, the second-year kinesiology student hopes to bring attention to concussions and post-concussion syndrome, so others do not go down the painful road she has been on. Six times.

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...

Program provides entrepreneurial power to students

About eight months ago, University of Western Ontario student Saumya Krishna was awarded $25,000 to attend a summer-long program, partner with three fellow – yet unknown – undergrads from across the country and told to launch a business with $50,000 by the end of the summer.

Melling opens eyes to diabetes, exercise

Jamie Melling, University of Western Ontario kinesiology assistant professor (anatomy), won’t be the first person to tell you to exercise. He just wants you – especially those with diabetes – to be safe while doing so.

New London clinic has strong Western roots

New London clinic has strong Western roots

A new nurse practitioner-led clinic in London, opening this fall, will bring peace of mind to the 3,200 more people who will be able to access health care closer to home.

Nursing prof secures $1.35M CIHR grant

Nursing prof secures $1.35M CIHR grant

A Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant valued at $1,371,511 over five years has been awarded to Nursing professor Helene Berman and her team.