Media Releases Archives: 2020

Early childhood education expert available to comment on proposed national childcare plan

September 24, 2020

During the throne speech on Sept. 23, the federal government announced a significant and sustained investment in a national early-learning…

New international partnership launches Western into space

September 23, 2020

As a child, Jayshri Sabarinathan looked to the heavens most nights from her family’s apartment terrace using her prized possession…

Stroke can be the first presenting symptom in younger patients with COVID-19

September 15, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been working to better understand and characterize the varied symptoms of…

Did meteorite impacts help create life on Earth and beyond?

September 2, 2020

What if impact craters, long seen as harbingers of death, turned out to be the cradle of life? For Western…

Researchers unravel two mysteries of COVID-19

August 26, 2020

A team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University has made significant steps forward in understanding COVID-19 through two…

Research touts lower-cost, longer-life battery

August 17, 2020

New materials engineering research led by Western could translate into significant real-world benefits like greater range for electric vehicles and…

Leading expert available to comment on Democratic Vice Presidential candidate

August 12, 2020

With the U.S. Presidential Election just around the corner, a leading expert on American politics from Western University is available…

Experts available to comment on reopening schools

August 12, 2020

During the past two weeks, provincial governments have been announcing plans to bring students back to school in September. Western…

New Parr Centre for Thriving at Western bolsters proactive support for student mental health 

August 11, 2020

A $9.2-million gift from Jeff and Shelley Parr has helped Western University launch a unique centre dedicated to providing collaborative…

Ancient beavers cut trees for food first, not to build dams

August 4, 2020

By studying the wood-cutting behaviour of ancient beavers that once roamed the Canadian high Arctic, an international team of scientists…