Media Releases Archives: October 2021

Western experts available to speak about climate change ahead of COP26

October 29, 2021

With the goal of tackling the devastating challenges presented by climate change, experts from around the globe will gather at…

Walking may reduce postpartum depression symptoms

October 27, 2021

A new Western study suggests brisk walking – as little as 15 minutes a day – may be the answer for many women struggling with PPD, though some severe cases may still require traditional medical care.

100 years of insulin: Experts available to comment on advancements in diabetes research and care

October 26, 2021

As the world recognizes 100 years since the discovery of insulin, medical and health care experts in London, Ontario have joined forces to tell the story of advancements in diabetes research and care.

Epidemiology expert available to comment on standardized proof of vaccination for travel

October 21, 2021

Western University epidemiologist Dr. Saverio Stranges says he is in full support of the newly announced Canadian COVID-19 proof of…

Study aims to visualize invisible injury

October 21, 2021

Researchers to use MRI to pinpoint moral injury effects in brains of health-care workers.

Children’s screen time surged during pandemic

October 20, 2021

Children have been spending almost triple the recommended amount of screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Western-led study.

Meteor experts looking for public assistance following meteorite crash in southeastern BC

October 12, 2021

Western meteorite experts are seeking video footage that may have captured a fireball passing through the sky over SE British Columbia on October 3, 2021.

New study explores transgender youth experiences in Canada

October 7, 2021

Trans Youth CAN! explores the medical, social and family contexts of trans youth seeking gender-affirming care in Canada. The study followed youth and their families over a two-year period from their first clinic visit, and includes youth referred to ten Canadian clinical sites for medical care that can put a hold on puberty.

Open-source hardware expert champions the future of recyclables and 3D printing

October 5, 2021

An expert in open-source hardware, 3D printing and solar power technology, Joshua Pearce is Western’s John M. Thompson Chair in Information Technology and Innovation.