Experts

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The Donald Trump presidency – Analysis from Western University experts

January 18, 2017

Friday’s inauguration of US president-elect Donald Trump marks the start of a new American reality that will shape that nation’s political, economic and social discourse. The official beginning of Republican governance,…

Western University expert concerned about recommended legal age for smoking marijuana

December 14, 2016

The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, a body set up by the federal government, released a set of recommendations this week on how marijuana should be regulated in…

Western planetary scientist readies for Mars mission with exciting new surface images

December 1, 2016

The Mars Camera, officially known as CaSSIS (Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System), aboard the European Space Agency‘s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) captured its first high resolution images of…

Western University experts available to talk about U.S. Election

November 8, 2016

Will the 2016 U.S. election go down in history as an aberration never to be repeated or will it touch off a new era in American politics that could affect…

Western students ‘heading’ back to Mars with Canadian Space Agency as part of simulation

November 1, 2016

Planetary scientists have learned much about Mars from the various robotic missions that have landed on the Martian surface. However, rovers and landers can only carry a limited set of…

Wild Weather touches down at Ontario Science Centre

October 5, 2016

New interactive exhibition developed and produced in Ontario explores the power and impact of severe weather TORONTO (October 5, 2016) – Warning: extreme weather alert in effect at the Ontario…

Classes Without Quizzes returns exploring how the American election matters to Canadians

October 4, 2016

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, returns for a new season on October 6, as political science professor and co-director of Western’s Leadership and Democracy Lab Peter…

New discovery shatters previous beliefs about Earth’s origin

September 14, 2016

A new study led by Western University’s all-star cosmochemist Audrey Bouvier proves that the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years of the Solar System share similar…

Education experts available for comment on back-to-school anxiety and stress

August 30, 2016

Back-to-school stress affects thousands of students, parents and teachers each year. With one week of summer remaining and school bells across the region about to ring in another school year,…

Western University experts available for comment on Olympic athlete injuries

July 7, 2016

In what he has said will be his last Olympic Games, Usain Bolt’s goal of repeating his three gold medal-winning performances from each of the previous two Olympic Games may…