If you enjoy listening to music, a live performance is where that enjoyment will peak, according to a new study led by Western researchers.
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April 10, 2018

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Study: Live crowds find their groove together

If you enjoy listening to music, a live performance is where that enjoyment will peak, according to a new study led by Western researchers.

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‘Rights before we talk reconciliation’

Watch veteran Toronto Star reporter Tanya Talaga discuss the challenges of reporting on issues facing Indigenous communities in Canada during her Clissold Lecture.

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Green awards

Green Awards turn attention to sustainability

This year’s winners of the Western Green Awards are all about reduce, reuse and recycle when it comes to environmental sustainability.

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band leader

Richardson awarded elite band honour

In a performance Colleen Richardson never expected, the Don Wright Faculty of Music professor was awarded the Canadian Band Association (CBA) International Band Award. This marks only the fourth time this honour has been given since 1991.

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Leaders to be honoured at 311th Convocation

From a famed anthropologist and a Hockey Hall of Famer to world-changing entrepreneurs and scientists, several distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees this spring as Western celebrates its 311th Convocation.

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Working at Western

Leave For Change Program

'Oh, the places you’ll go'

Have you been a full-time Western employee for more than one year? Apply to take part in a global experience through Western's Leave for Change Program. Application deadline is April 20.

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Western Alumni

Support student wellness

Led by Alumni Relations, “It's On Me” provides students with free breakfast during final exams and supports Western’s Wellness Education Centre. Learn how you can get involved (April 9-11).

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Social Highlights



Asthma affects approximately three million Canadian adults and children. Researchers at #WesternUand @McMasterU are developing an innovative lung imaging method aimed at guiding and personalizing treatment for Canadians with severe, poorly controlled asthma.


PREVNet researcher Dr. Claire Crooks (@westernu) on @FourthRnews, a program that's been shown to reduce rates of dating violence + increase positive communication among youth.

Western in the Media

Researchers develop 3D-printed stethoscope for use in war zones, low-income areas

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Tarek Loubani, an emergency room physician at the London Health Sciences Centre, and his fellow researchers have designed a revolutionary 3D-printed stethoscope using free open-source software.

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Out-migration cause of low birth rates, says population expert

Demographer Michael Haan says New Brunswick's problem isn't really about babies – it’s about their parents.

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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ turns 50: Why HAL endures

Catherine Stinson, a postdoctoral fellow at Western who specializes in philosophy of science, cautions that the software engineers who are writing the algorithms governing more and more socially sensitive institutions lack training in ethics.

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Western gets $11.6M from province for energy-saving initiatives

Lynn Logan, Vice-president (Operations and Finance), comments on the impact the funding will have on Western's environmental footprint.

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How to fight Insectageddon with a garden of native plants

People across North America love to garden, yet the vast majority of garden plants are non-native species. Day-lilies, peonies, roses, chrysanthemums and butterfly bushes, just to name a few, are all non-natives. They evolved in far-away places such as Europe and Asia and people transported them to North America.

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with Rob Hegele

Find out why Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Rob Hegele understands that junk food may be bad for your body, but a little rock ‘n’ roll is still good for the soul.

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