Media Releases Archives: 2021

Latin American politics expert available to comment on new Chilean president

December 20, 2021

Verónica Schild, an expert in Latin American politics from Western University, is available to media for comment the new Chilean president.

Novel approach to COVID-19 vaccine shows early promise

December 20, 2021

A Western University team’s novel approach to developing a COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in inducing a robust immune response, early…

Workers welcome shortened work week, research study finds

December 16, 2021

Western-led study finds flexibility, work/life balance as key benefits to four-day work week.

Predicting recovery of mercury-contaminated fish populations

December 15, 2021

Biology professor Brian Branfireun was part of a 15-year study, which shows how curbing pollution can have immediate benefits to the environment.

Study dispels harmful gender dysphoria myth

December 9, 2021

A first-of-its-kind study by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry researchers dispels a controversial gender dysphoria theory that activists and experts have called inaccurate…

Artificial intelligence helps improve outcomes for depression treatment

December 9, 2021

A first-of-its-kind clinical trial shows benefits of AI for mental health care by facilitating more personalized treatments for depression and improving patient outcomes.

Olympic expert available to comment on Canada’s diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games

December 8, 2021

Mac Ross from Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies is available to media for comment Canada’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Western and St. Joseph’s partnership augments violence-survivor services

December 8, 2021

A partnership between Western and the Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Program of St. Joseph’s Health Care London will provide additional support on campus with 24/7 services as needed.

New survey reveals pandemic impact on Canadian youth

December 2, 2021

Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) researchers find that positive coping strategies saved teens during COVID-19 first wave.

Vaccine equity key to helping prevent COVID-19 variants like Omicron

December 1, 2021

Maxwell Smith, associate director of Western’s Health Ethics, Law, & Policy (HELP) Lab, is available to media for interviews about the Omicron variant.