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."
Winds of change may be blowing for wind turbines, study suggests
A new study from Western University shows the winds of change may be blowing when it comes to operating large-scale turbines in rural Ontario.
Research team solves Martian meteorite age puzzle
By directing energy beams at tiny crystals found in a Martian meteorite, a Western University-led team of geologists has proved that the most common group of meteorites from Mars is almost 4 billion years younger than many ...
Crater discovery's impact echoes still today
Desmond Moser never gives up. Twenty years ago, the now Western Earth Sciences professor first visited the heart of South Africa's Vredefort impact crater, locating what he believed to be some of the only remains of a magma ...
Dropouts weren't prepared in first place, study finds
While some folks may look at university/college dropouts as simply lazy slackers, a Western study boils the bailout down to simple ability.
Researchers acquit the tins in mysterious failed Franklin expedition
(Phys.org) —New research from Western University challenges long-held beliefs regarding the demise of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Northwest Passage expedition that departed from England in 1845.
Polyethylene and polypropylene beads threaten shoreline ecosystems
You likely wouldn't spot them, unless digging through the sand on your hands and knees, but a miniature plastic pest along the shoreline of the Great Lakes could result in huge headaches for the environment and, even, humans.
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 ...
Scientists use fossils to discover the ancient equator
(Phys.org)—Researchers at Western University have discovered where the equator was "precisely located" 450 million years ago, which is an important breakthrough for paleontologists and planetary scientists, as well as private ...
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 times. Led by Western's ...
Researchers link Martian surface "oddities" with subsurface water and impact craters
(Phys.org) -- Investigating extremely detailed images of Mars produced by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera the largest ever carried on a deep space mission researchers from Western ...