Experts

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VIDEO COMMENTARY: Olympic Games expert available to speak to media about Rio 2016

June 28, 2016

The director of Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) is available to discuss socio-cultural issues such as politics, commercialism, doping, equity, and governance of the Olympic Games, as…

American politics expert says Canada must get ready for Trump presidency

June 15, 2016

Recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in American politics, US foreign policy, interest groups and think tanks, Donald Abelson says, “Donald Trump is rude, offensive, obnoxious, and according to…

Expert available to discuss medical assistance in dying for persons with mental disorders

May 27, 2016

A newly published article written by Louis Charland from Western University’s renowned Rotman Institute of Philosophy and his collaborators warrants caution about proposals to explicitly allow in the new Canadian…

WADA taps Richard McLaren to head Sochi Olympics investigation team

May 20, 2016

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has appointed Western University’s Richard H. McLaren as the independent person heading an investigation team tasked with probing doping allegations related to…

Special public event explores promise and potential of stem cells

April 18, 2016

What is a stem cell? What’s new in stem cell research? What kinds of treatments are using stem cells today? What is stem cell tourism? If you are interested in…

Evidence of human influence and pollution found in remote mountain lakes

February 8, 2016

A new interdisciplinary study at Western University has shown for the first time that 70 per cent of nitrates in high mountain lakes in Utah are from human-caused sources –…

Western University experts available to discuss mental health

January 26, 2016

Each year, one in five Canadians experiences an issue with mental illness. Mental illness costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion annually and is the primary cause of short-…

Western University experts available to discuss Alzheimer’s disease research during Alzheimer’s awareness month

January 20, 2016

Researchers at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are at the forefront of research into Alzheimer’s disease. In 2011, 747,000 Canadians were living with Alzheimer’s – a number…

Western University experts available to discuss New Year’s health and wellness resolutions

January 6, 2016

As 2016 gets underway, many Canadians have made New Year’s resolutions to improve their health and wellness. Will they stick to their commitments? What are the best paths to success?…

Western professor to provide detailed ‘insider’s account’ of UN Climate Change Conference

December 16, 2015

As the world watched events of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) unfold, Western University’s Radoslav Dimitrov seized a front row seat to the proceedings, representing the Republic of…