Media Releases Archives: January 2022
Western-led research team tracks 100 tornadoes in 2021
January 31, 2022
Northern Tornadoes Project investigated 400 severe weather events in 2021, verifying 100 tornadoes across the country in 2021. This research surged the verified count of tornadoes in Canada by an impressive 170 per cent.
Tornado researchers expand scope to study hail
January 25, 2022
The research team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project, a partnership between Western University and ImpactWX, has launched the Northern Hail Project and they expect to be documenting the frozen phenomenon starting this summer.
Bell Let’s Talk: Western University experts available to speak on variety of mental health topics
January 24, 2022
On Jan. 26, Canada’s largest fundraising campaign for mental health awareness will spark conversations related to mental health issues across…
‘The Great Resignation’ and the worker’s power in the workplace: Expert available to comment
January 20, 2022
The notion of the “Great Resignation” has been a popular topic in media, and is the idea that workers are…
How will vaccine mandates for truckers affect a fragile supply chain? Expert available to comment
January 13, 2022
As Canada and the United States finalize vaccine policies for truckers the effect of the potential mandates on already fragile…
Genetics could be key to curbing obesity
January 11, 2022
Researchers discovered deleting a specific gene in male mice results in a reduction in fat and an increase in muscle…
Mandatory vaccination is about ethics, not just science
January 10, 2022
Bioethics expert Maxwell Smith believes the decision to implement mandatory vaccinations will rest largely on whether they can be ethically justified.
Learning loss expert available to comment on school closures
January 7, 2022
Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience & Learning Disorders says the true cost of the pandemic on children’s learning may only be evident in years to come.