Past Events

Open Science Launch

On May 31, 2024 WIN launched their Open Science Initiative.  


We were honoured to welcome Drs. Guy Rouleau, Annabel Seyller, and Gabriel Pelletier to present alongside our Open Science Research Specialist, Dr. Christine Moreau.  

The participants were treated to a research showcase and talks about Open Science at the WIN, at Western, and beyond.  




2024 Ryman Reception

On May 29, 2024 WIN hosted a reception to honour Dr. Vladminir Hachinski and his recent receipt of the prestigious Ryman Prize.   


Dr. Hachinski, a Distinguished University Professor in Clinical Neurological Sciences and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, was named the recipient of the 2024 Ryman Prize, an annual New Zealand based prize for the world’s best discovery, development, advance or achievement that enhances quality of life for older people. He is the first Western researcher and only the fourth researcher from Canada to receive this prestigious award since it was established in 2015.

The prize was presented by New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon, celebrating the major contributions Dr. Hachinski has made to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and the links between ‘the terrible three’ - stroke, dementia and coronary heart disease.

Judged by an international jury, Hachinski has been recognized for his pioneering work in dementia. He was the first to coin the term ‘multi-infarct dementia’ – after a type of dementia that is caused by a series of small strokes that damage or destroy brain tissue – and went on to develop the Hachinski ischemic scale, described by cardiologists and stroke experts around the world as the best and most widely used clinical method to distinguish between degenerative dementia and multi-infarct dementia