Media Releases Archives: 2022

Bright fireball event near Lake Simcoe expected to have dropped meteorites

April 18, 2022

A bright fireball was observed by a network of all-sky cameras across southern Ontario at 11:37pm on Sunday, April 17,…

Busy mothers breastfed less in 19th century Netherlands: study

April 13, 2022

Led by Western biological anthropologist Andrea L. Waters-Rist, a new study finds unusually low rates of breast-fed infants at a 19th century rural Dutch village, likely because the mothers then were busy working.

Significant interest rate increase expected and Canadians should prepare for more: Expert available to comment

April 13, 2022

Economic analysts expect the Bank of Canada to announce a significant interest rate increase today in an attempt to ease…

Severe weather experts join Western’s Northern Hail Project

April 11, 2022

Julian Brimelow has been appointed as the first-ever Northern Hail Project executive director and Simon Eng will serve as its research meteorologist.

Western crew preps Space Station-bound astronaut for Ax-1 mission

April 6, 2022

Researchers at the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration have worked with Canadian Mark Pathy to help the entrepreneur and philanthropist fulfill his 10-day Ax-1 space mission plan.

Experts available to speak on the 2022 Federal Budget and its implications

April 5, 2022

The Federal Budget is set to be released on April 7. Western University experts are available to media on a…

New report shows harassment, violence still pervasive in Canadian workplaces

March 30, 2022

Harassment and violence remain pervasive and destructive problems in contemporary Canadian workplaces, according to a new survey developed by researchers from Western University.

Western University experts reflect on trucker convoy and rolling blockades

March 24, 2022

Western University experts are leading two panel discussions on Friday, March 25, about the ramifications and issues brought up during…

Partners willing to bend with relationship ‘dealbreakers’: study

March 24, 2022

New study reveals one romantic relationship problem may not be enough to call it quits but problems add up over time, eventually turning dealbenders into a dealbreaker.

Experts available to speak on topics related to lifting of mask mandates

March 21, 2022

Ontario is the latest province to lift mask mandates in most settings, including public schools. Western University has the following…