Media Releases Archives: 2021

New patch could give new life to weak heart

September 30, 2021

A new ultra-flexible cardiac patch may one day be used to restore function to a damaged heart following a cardiac arrest.

Research refutes bilingual advantage in children

September 22, 2021

Western neuroscientists show bilingual advantage in children is propped up by weak evidence and bias in the reporting of scientific findings.

Leaders’ debates ‘unusually important’ to election due to COVID-19 pandemic

September 8, 2021

Cristine de Clercy, an associate professor in Western’s department of political science, is available to media for comment on the leaders’ debates.

Global and domestic policy failure lead to third school year of uncertainty

September 2, 2021

The world is entering a third school year of uncertainty, and potential disruption. This is a global and domestic policy failure, says a Western education expert.

Astronaut training mission lands in Labrador

August 30, 2021

Western Space director preps future astronauts for next lunar expedition.

Corrosion expert to aid safe storage of used nuclear fuel

August 25, 2021

Award-winning electrochemist Samantha Gateman is the new chair in radiation-induced chemistry at Western. Her research will be funded through a new $1.1-million grant from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.

New study to address para-athlete needs

August 24, 2021

Parasport event organizers often lack awareness of disability-specific issues, according to new MITACS-funded research.

Inequalities in Toronto persist despite ‘hotspot’ COVID-19 vaccine rollout

August 19, 2021

Western-led study finds despite relatively small differences in vaccination rates across communities in Toronto, inequalities persisted.

Researchers track COVID-19 in wastewater around the globe

August 17, 2021

International researchers are investigating how wastewater can provide an accurate picture of COVID-19 cases in a population and detect emerging…

Political experts available to speak about federal election

August 16, 2021

With the campaign for the 44th Canadian federal election underway, the following political experts from Western University are available to…