University of Western Ontario

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."

Address
151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, Canada
Website
http://www.uwo.ca/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Western_Ontario

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Neuroscience

Researchers committed to open-science efforts

Placing collaboration above competition, Western researchers are giving 300 labs around the world the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the mouse brain in hopes of unlocking the secrets Alzheimer's disease and ...

Health

New food guide rightly eschews serving sizes, says expert

The evolution of Canada's Food Guide to a plate full of three food categories – plus a glass of water – represents a positive step towards healthy, 'flexetarian' eating, says a leading Western expert on diet and nutrition.

Genetics

Both DNA, environment make us 'only the lonely'

In the relationship equivalent of the Whack-A-Mole carnival game, we doggedly swipe right, tap 'like' and share photos that vanish within seconds – relentlessly hitting at superficial connections with as many people as ...

Health

Study tunes into musician concerns with hearing loss

Findings from a Western-led study into the biggest concerns faced by musicians with hearing loss should strike a chord with educators and conductors and result in new ways to lead ensembles, researchers explained.

Health

Report shows tragic patterns in domestic homicides

A new report from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a painful reminder that domestic violence is a major social, criminal and public health issue that affects thousands ...

Medications

National pharmacopoeia for available, affordable meds

The solution to a widespread shortage of certain antibiotics, painkillers and anesthetics is to declare a 'national pharmacopoeia' an issue of national security, says the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Surgery.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fast E.coli test keeps bad food off shelves

A new E.coli rapid testing kit developed by researchers at Western University is revolutionizing food safety testing by producing results within hours, not days – and ensuring contaminated food doesn't make it to the produce ...

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