Media Releases Archives: 2021

Bias towards ‘being in a relationship’ is the norm for most: Western study

August 5, 2021

When making decisions about what to do with their romantic relationships, people are typically inclined to move relationships forward rather than end them, according to new study by Samantha Joel.

Global Meteor Network monitors the skies in search of celestial bodies

July 27, 2021

International project, led by Western’s Denis Vida, observes rare meteor showers and meteorite falls from across the globe.

Western-developed technique digitally irons out brain wrinkles for accurate insight on brain disorders

July 27, 2021

A new technique developed at Western University to digitally iron out the wrinkles and folds in one region of the brain may provide researchers a more accurate picture to understand brain disorders.

In-person learning essential for education and well-being of children 

July 20, 2021

Prachi Srivastava, a global education professor in Western’s Faculty of Education and a co-author of the report, is available to media for comment.  

Life-saving snake venom stops bleeding in seconds

July 14, 2021

Western University bioengineer and his international collaborators have found a novel use for snake venom: a body tissue ‘super glue’ that can stop life-threatening bleeding in seconds

Health risks from tattoos not just skin deep

July 12, 2021

New international study investigates relatively unregulated world of tattoo ink

Body of evidence: New international research offers insight on climate change impact on early humans’ size

July 8, 2021

When it comes to human prehistoric ancestors, where they lived had a direct impact on their body mass, but less…

Climate change expert available to media for comment on record-breaking heat temperatures

June 28, 2021

Climate scientists like Western’s Gordon McBean have projected that the heatwave that previously occurred once every two decades will occur every three to five years by 2050. McBean is available to media for comment on Canada’s record breaking temperatures.

Climate resilience key in pandemic recovery

June 24, 2021

New climate change report led by Gordon McBean highlights next steps for Canadian communities post COVID-19. McBean is a long-standing contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an organization that was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007.

El Salvador research project receives major grant

June 21, 2021

Western researcher leads collaborative project to document civil war memories. Surviving Memory, led by project director and Western professor Amanda Grzyb, is committed to documenting the Salvadoran civil war and preventing future violence through commemoration.