Research Western

51 Firsts - Research Western

Established in 1878, Western University has a long history of leadership in research that produces tangible, global impact on health, culture, environment and economies. Located in London, Ontario, Canada, Western roots itself in a history of excellence, but continues to eye next-generation discoveries across disciplines that will forever change the landscape of our planet.

Success, however, is rarely achieved in isolation – instead, it results from local, national and global partnerships. Many of Western’s successes, for example, have been made possible only through close collaboration with, and leadership by, partners at Robarts Research Institute and the affiliated Lawson Health Research Institute, including its teaching hospitals.

From the concept of insulin in 1920 to ongoing progress in human clinical trials of an HIV vaccine, Western continues to lead efforts to address the world’s largest problems. This is a sample of just 51 discoveries by researchers and teams we are proud called – and continue to call – Western home.

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