The University of Western Ontario, commonly referred to as Western, is a public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. The university's main campus covers 455 hectares (1,120 acres) of land, with the Thames River cutting through the eastern portion of the main campus. Western administers a wide variety of academic programs between 12 faculties, professional schools and three affiliated university colleges. The university was founded as The Western University of London Ontario, a denomimational school of the Church of England, by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth and the Anglican Diocese of Huron. The university became secular in 1908 and was renamed "The University of Western Ontario" in 1923. The university has over 23,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate students. More than 220,000 alumni and former students of Western can be found in over 100 countries around the world. The Western varsity athletic teams are known as the Western Mustangs, and are members of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth (1817–1901) of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario."
Study finds law dramatically curbing need for speed
Almost seven years have passed since Ontario's street-racing legislation hit the books and, according to one Western researcher, it has succeeded in putting the brakes on the number of convictions and, more importantly, injuries ...
Meteorite impact craters may have hosted early life on Earth
(Phys.org) —A new study from Western explores the possibility that Earth's earliest life forms may have been cultivated by a meteorite impact event.
Research explores the games people play on credit applications
As it stands, it's possible for you to play your bank and get approval for a loan that, maybe, you shouldn't be granted.
Researcher looks to save an endangered duck habitat
Ever try to slap a mini-backpack on a mallard duck? Hang out with Matt Palumbo long enough and you'll find out how.
Conductivity and chemical effects of carbon coating on electric car batteries
(Phys.org) —While you may see a Chevrolet Volt here, or a Nissan Leaf there, the future of the electric car has a way to go when it comes to safety, cost and, especially, performance. However, Engineering ...
Astronomers seeking meteorites that may have crashed near St. Thomas, Ontario
(Phys.org) —Researchers from Western University have released footage of a basketball-sized meteor that was almost as bright as the full moon. The meteor lit up the skies of southwestern Ontario earlier this week and Western ...
Food industry in flux, but still 'powerful,' according to study
One Western professor contends Canada's food manufacturing industry remains a "viable and a powerful economic force," despite a string of recent high-profile closures, including the Kellogg's plant in London and Heinz plant ...
International study puts middle class in spotlight
Having lived in India and Singapore as a child, Western Economics professor Terry Sicular was always fascinated by Asia. Five decades later, that passion prevails.
Female brown-headed cowbirds perform spatial tasks better than males
Tired jokes about men, women and sense of direction have existed since the dawn of time. A new study at Western, however, has shown female brown-headed cowbirds perform spatial tasks better than their male ...
Researchers find broccoli and cabbage by-product are safe pest control for spider mites
An international research team, led by Western University, has discovered that a naturally occurring plant by-product, which is not harmful to humans, can be utilized as pest control against spider mites – one of the world's ...
Biochemists target relief for crippling condition
(Phys.org) —A molecule nobody thought to explore may unlock a potential therapeutic target for a debilitating connective tissue disorder, according to Western-led research.
Reducing patient ER wait times mathematically
A new mathematical finding by an international research team provides the health care system with a more balanced approach to how patients are selected for treatment, which will consequently decrease wait ...
'Counterfeit' child shows more than meets the eye
Kids aren't as innocent as they seem, says Steven Bruhm.
Breakthrough adds a new dimension to printing (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor Jun Yang said there's a Chinese saying that "people cannot use a basket to draw water."
Birds predict weather change and adjust behaviour by reading barometric pressure
(Phys.org) —A new study from Western University's Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) proves through experimentation that birds can predict changes in the weather by reading the rise and fall of barometric ...