2014

  • Western News celebrates 2014 Newsmakers via Western News

    December 22, 2014
    Western News presents its 5th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of the campus spirit. Each Newsmaker contributed to campus conversations – both important ones and entertaining ones. See which Social Science newsmakers make the list!

  • A Red Poppy via Public Radio Ukraine

    November 11, 2014
    Professor Marta Dyczok's article for Public Radio Ukraine reminds us of the meaning of Remembrance Day as well as what is currently happening in Ukraine.

  • History Scholars reflect on Berlin Wall via Western News

    November 05, 2014
    November 9th marks the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Professors Dyczok, Nathans, and Priestman reflect on that moment's meaning.

  • Mummy becomes much more alive via CBC News

    October 30, 2014
    3,000 year old mummy, formerly known as Justine, was actually known as Nefret-Mut and worked as a "chantress" or singer-musician. Using CT scans and closely inspecting photographs of the painted coffin, researchers Andrew Nelson (Anthropology) and Gayle Gibson (ROM) have revealed new information about her.

  • Community Based Research in First Nations Studies via NIN.DA.WAAB.JIG NEWS

    October 10, 2014
    Field-course led by Professors Rick Fehr and Micha Pazner exposes students to complex social and enviornmental histories and situations. The learning objectives of the field-course are designed to introduce students to the historic and contemporary realities experienced by Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples on Walpole Island.

  • Professor Young Following Scottish Independence Campaign via Western News

    October 03, 2014
    Robert Young, Political Science, says even though the majority vote was in favour of Scotland remaining part of the United Kingdom, the 45 per cent of the electorate wanting to secede may pose major problems in the near future.

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients via Western Media Release

    September 12, 2014
    Congratulations to Raechelle Gibson, Sarah Mason, and Katerina Rnic! They have been selected among 166 nationwide recipients based on leadership skills and high standard of scholarly achievement.

  • BMOS Grad Student presents at Geneva Challenge via Western Media Release

    September 12, 2014
    Kevin Vuong is hoping to begin to reverse the destructive trend of exploitation and poor treatment of Indonesian female migrant workers. Kevin and his team are finalists who will be presenting at the 2014 Geneva Challenge.

  • SmartAppetite app via The Londoner

    August 15, 2014
    Jason Gilliland's team of students and researchers have been collecting data from food producers and restaurants as their part in creating this new app. It provides users with information about nearby local food options based on their preferences and/or dietary restrictions.

  • Prof. Dyczok reports from scene of Malaysia Airline disaster via Western News

    August 01, 2014
    Marta Dyczok, who was in the Ukraine at the time of the Malaysian airline disaster shares her experience of how the story unfolded.

  • Could a tsunami happen on Lake Huron? via London Free Press

    July 16, 2014
    A question directed to Professor Chris Smart (Geography) during a conference in Grand Bend. Professor Smart presented information from detailed maps of the beds of the Great Lakes.

  • Name Pronunciation Matters via Western News

    July 15, 2014
    Linguistic Anthropology professor Karen Pennesi’s recent paper, Reading and Righting the Names at a Convocation Ceremony: Influences of Linguistic Ideologies on Name Usage in an Institutional Interaction, shows how proper pronunciation of names at convocation matters beyond the moment.

  • Goodale, Owen to lead human consciousness network via Western News

    June 27, 2014
    After a year-long international competition, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) has selected Western’s Adrian Owen and Melvyn Goodale to lead a new research network focused on the brain, mind and consciousness.

  • Tweeting Wartime Stories via London Free Press

    June 27, 2014
    For the next four years, History grad students will be sending out regular tweets about what life was like a century ago during war. Prof. Hamilton says it is not just about battles and people dying, but how war affected Londoners.

  • Postdoc unravels secrets to implant effectiveness via Western News

    June 23, 2014
    Dan Stolzberg, a postdoctoral student in Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, wants to better understand how ‘firing neurons’ impact the success of cochlear implants.

  • Russia Ukraine Gas Situation via CTV News

    June 18, 2014
    Professor Marta Dyczok speaks about the gas situation between Russia and Ukraine on CTV News. Negotiators failed to reach a deal on prices and unpaid bills.

  • Faculty Scholars Award

    June 17, 2014
    Congratulations to Professors Marc Joanisse and Stefan Kohler from Psychology for this year's award!

  • "What's next for Ukraine's Maidan Protesters?" via The Toronto Star

    June 12, 2014
    A special article is written by Professor Marta Dyczok in the Toronto Star with regards to the anti-government "Maidan" movement in Kyiv, Ukraine. An interview with one of the remaining protestors indicates that even though the president and mayor have changed, everything else has remained the same.

  • USC Award of Excellence

    June 01, 2014
    Congratulations Professor Peter Ferguson for receiving the 2014 University Students' Council Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Professor Ferguson who teaches Political Science is awarded for his attempts to engage and inspire students in the classroom.

  • Another Economics alumna appointed at Bank of Canada via Bank of Canada

    April 11, 2014
    Bank of Canada announced Carolyn Wilkins (M.A. 1988) has been appointed Senior Deputy Governor. She succeeds Tiff Macklem, another Western Economics grad. The appointment prompted the Globe and Mail to do a feature article on Professors Emeritus David Laidler and Michael Parkin.

  • Search Sends China's Military to Unwelcome Waters via WSJ Live

    March 25, 2014
    Chinese military crews have joined the search in the Southern Indian Ocean for the missing Flight 370. Jessica Trisko Darden of Western University in Canada tells the WSJ's Deborah Kan why some of China’s neighbors may be suspicious of its motives.

  • Masters of Public History Students research London heritage homes via London Free Press

    March 16, 2014
    The students have been working with London on researching and documenting about a dozen heritage homes. An exhibition is displayed at Weldon Library until April 30.

  • Study: Battle of the sexes is for the birds via Western News

    February 27, 2014
    Research by Mélanie Guigueno, a Biology PhD candidate, and lead author on the study at Western’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR), has shown female brown-headed cowbirds perform spatial tasks better than their male counterparts – which is opposite what is typically found in mammals, including humans.

  • Four Western subjects named among best in nation via Western News

    February 26, 2014
    Western has made the Canadian Top 5 with these four subjects: Psychology, economics, acccounting and finance, and philosophy according to the latest round of QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Saving Madagascar's Lemurs via Western News

    February 20, 2014
    Professor Ian Colquhoun, Anthropology, is working with primatologists and researchers to devise an action plan to save Madagascar's 101 lemur species.

  • Professor Dyczok speaks of protests in Ukraine via BBC World News

    January 19, 2014
    Marta Dyczok live commentary on BBC World Service on latest escalation of tensions in Ukraine,

  • MFE Official Program Launch via Western News

    January 16, 2014
    Highstreet Asset Management, a local investment firm and MFE Advisory Board Member, led the launch celebration in announcing a $45,000 scholarship to be awarded in $15,000 increments over three years. President Chakma and Jim MacGee, MFE Co-director, emphasized the valuable role industry partners and alumni will play in providing feedback to ensure the program is up to date and meets changing industry needs.

  • New study shows how alcohol affects vision via London Free Press

    January 16, 2014
    In findings published in the journal Perception, Kevin Johnston (Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry) and Brian Timney (Psychology) have shown that alcohol greatly affects the ability to adjust vision for brightness and contrast, which may be increasingly problematic when driving at twilight, as the suns dips below the horizon.