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Conference celebrates Year of the Family anniversary


Communications Staff
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Organizers of the bi-annual meeting of the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) want people to know that the study of home economics is alive and well. In fact, 200 people are congregating at Brescia University College until July 24 to discuss the health of the profession in lively discussions and presentations and to hear a well-known keynote speaker.

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Research IDs heart disease risk factor for women


Communications Staff
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New research from Western published online this week in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology brings to light a genetic basis for heart disease in women and helps to identify which women are more prone to heart disease.

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New book celebrates Western Engineering’s history, traditions


Jason Winders
Friday, July 18, 2014

It’s a story 60 years in the making. And Peter Castle, BESc’61, PhD’69, has had a front-row seat for most of it. So, when it came to finding an author to pen the history of Western’s Faculty of Engineering, the choice was obvious.

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Update on Western, Hospitality Services negotiations


Communications Staff
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Western requested on Tuesday that the Ontario Ministry of Labour issue a ‘no board’ report in relation to negotiations between the university and CUPE Local 2692, which represents approximately 630 hospitality workers.

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Western hosting international computer science conference


Communications Staff
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

In 1998, the first-ever blog appeared online, Apple introduced the iMac and Internet Explorer passed Netscape in browser market share.

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President Chakma first Canadian to win Malone Award


Communications Staff
Monday, July 14, 2014

Western President Amit Chakma has been named among three 2014 recipients of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Awards, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to international education at public and land-grant institutions.

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Map and Data Centre charts new course for Western Libraries


Adela Talbot
Friday, July 11, 2014

The Western Libraries story started a new chapter this week as the official opening of the new Map and Data Centre in the revamped lower level of the D.B. Weldon Library was celebrated by the Western community.

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Margaritis named Canadian Academy of Engineering fellow


Jason Winders
Friday, July 11, 2014

Western Chemical and Biochemical Engineering professor Argyrios Margaritis, along with 48 other distinguished engineers, were recently named fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

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Maternal effect key to fish combating climate change


Communications Staff
Friday, July 11, 2014

According to research by Western scientists, thermal tolerance in a wild fish population is a key factor in understanding how animal species adapt to climate change.

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Keddy, Miller named Leave for Change ambassadors


Adela Talbot
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Two Western staff members have been selected to share their expertise with the world by representing the university in the 2014-15 Leave for Change program.

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