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Olympic expert and former Olympian available to comment on postponement of 2020 Tokyo Games

March 24, 2020

According to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games until 2021 because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The…

Olympic and Paralympic expert available to comment on Canada and 2020 Tokyo Games

March 23, 2020

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) announced today that Canadian athletes will not be sent to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo due to…

Adolescents prone to poor dietary choices leading to changes in the brain

March 10, 2020

A new review paper from Western University has outlined how poor dietary choices in adolescence can lead to changes in the brain. Published March 9th in the journal The Lancet…

Trans and non-binary Canadians report having unmet health care needs

March 10, 2020

Nearly half of transgender and non-binary Canadians who responded to a national survey say they faced one or more unmet health care needs in the past year – with about…

Researchers solve mystery of Tuvan throat singing

March 10, 2020

An international research team has uncoupled the mystery of how Tuvan throat singers produce distinctive sounds in which you can hear two different pitches at once – a low rumble…

Generation Vape: The new era of lung injury. Presented by: Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute.

Media Advisory: London experts will discuss the health effects of vaping at community event

March 9, 2020

In 2019, a spate of vaping-related lung injuries occurred across North America, dominating headlines. While one in four high school students have tried vaping in the past 30 days, the…

Western University researchers play key roles in COVID-19 response

March 6, 2020

Western University will be a key player in an accelerated national effort to understand and control the spread of COVID-19. Faculty of Health Sciences professor Maxwell Smith is leading a…

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Use of rewards app lifts more than 100,000 Canadians out of ‘high risk’ physical inactivity

March 3, 2020

With the amount of time Canadians spend using their smartphones being linked to an increase in sedentary behaviour, it may seem counter-intuitive that a smartphone app can lead to enhanced…

Murray Huff, PhD, in a lab with tangerines in the foreground

Molecule found in oranges could reduce obesity and prevent heart disease and diabetes

March 2, 2020

Researchers at Western University are studying a molecule found in sweet oranges and tangerines called nobiletin, which they have shown to drastically reduce obesity in mice and reverse its negative…

New online tool provides support for Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence

February 26, 2020

Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects 1 in 3 Canadian women and is linked to increased risk of injury, physical and mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder,…

Western names Baron new Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International)

February 20, 2020

Britta Baron has been named Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International), effective July 1, through June 30, 2025, Western University announced today. Baron currently serves as the Director of the International…

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Western names Althea Blackburn-Evans Chief Communications Officer

February 19, 2020

Althea Blackburn-Evans has been named Western University’s first-ever Chief Communications Officer in a reorganized communications portfolio, President Alan Shepard announced today. Reporting to the president, Blackburn-Evans will lead Western’s Communications…

Dr. Javeed Sukhera working on a laptop

Online tool aims to improve experiences of young people in the mental health care system

February 13, 2020

A new online project launching today aims to improve the experiences of young people entering the mental health care system. A joint venture between Western University researcher Dr. Javeed Sukhera…

Western to inspire next generation of ‘stars’ with Girls and Women in Space Night

February 10, 2020

As part of the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Western University is hosting a very special event on Tuesday, Feb 11 from 5 to 9…

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