Western University experts available to comment on several news of the day topics

Emergency Room Closures
An Auditor General’s report found lack of staffing to be a major factor for 203 ER department closures in Ontario.

Lauren E. Cipriano
Associate Professor, Ivey School of Business; Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; Canada Research Chair in Healthcare Analytics, Management, and Policy

Areas of expertise: Health care management science, health policy evaluation, health economics, health care cost effectiveness analysis, technology adoption.

Cost of Food
Food products in Canada are expected to increase between 2.5 and 4.5 per cent next year.

Fraser Johnson

Professor, Ivey Business School; Leenders Supply Chain Management Association Chair

Areas of expertise: Supply chains and food prices, impacts of supply chain delays, international trade, North American trade, purchasing and supply.

Math Scores
A Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) report shows that math scores are falling not only in Canada but across the globe.

Daniel Ansari
Professor, Education and Psychology; Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning

Areas of expertise: Math education, development of numerical and mathematical skills, heads the Numerical Cognition Laboratory.

Eating Disorders in Young Males
A new study shows that eating disorders are on the rise in young men, increasing by 400 per cent since the early 2000s.

Lindsay Bodell
Assistant Professor, Psychology; Director, Psychobiology of Eating and Related Disorders (PEAR) Laboratory

Areas of expertise: Eating disorders, what makes some individuals (but not others) vulnerable to develop eating disorder psychopathology.

Taylor Swift
TIME Magazine has named Taylor Swift their Person of the Year for 2023.

Norma Coates
Associate Professor, Music and Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Areas of expertise: Popular music, relationship of women to popular music, music industry, influence of Spotify on the music industry.

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