Media Releases Archives: 2021

Expert available to speak on NASA’s asteroid redirection testing

November 26, 2021

Paul Wiegert is a Western Space expert in the dynamics of the Solar System, particularly its smaller bodies like asteroids, comets and meteoroid streams.

Study shows smiling makes you look older, unless you’re old already

November 26, 2021

Smiling makes you look older, according to research by neuroscientists at Western and Ben-Gurion University in Israel. But if you’re already over 60, smiling doesn’t appear to change the way your age is perceived.

New study examines travel trends during COVID-19 lockdown

November 25, 2021

Researchers used de-identified and aggregated network mobility data to determine the effectiveness of Ontario’s regionally targeted lockdowns to reduce movement during the pandemic.

Western to host national forum on reconciliation

November 24, 2021

Western University, in close collaboration with Indigenous communities in London, Ont. and surrounding region, will host a national forum aimed at advancing social and institutional transformation within Indigenous education and the work of Truth and Reconciliation.

Experts available to comment on COVID-19 vaccines for kids

November 19, 2021

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for youth aged 5 to 11, marking a major milestone in Canada’s…

Global study offers new insight on heart valve surgery

November 16, 2021

Researchers at Western and Lawson Health Research Institute played a leading role a new global study that will change the way surgeons…

New study makes sense of sensory processing in children with autism

November 15, 2021

A new study from Western University shows that grouping sensory abilities helps better support kids with autism spectrum disorder.

Key to safer hockey helmets: Mitigating for angle and ‘torque’ of impact

November 10, 2021

Western engineers have found latest in hockey helmet technology could be improved to withstand indirect hits to the head.

Project to study climate effects on electric vehicle energy use

November 8, 2021

A new joint project between Western University’s Faculty of Engineering and Fanshawe College’s Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI), is investigating household energy consumption for electric vehicles (EVs) and how weather factors affect it.

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…