Media Releases Archives: 2023

Experts available to comment on fall outlook for COVID-19 and other respiratory infections

August 30, 2023

Following months of low transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 in the community, public health data and hospitals are reporting an uptick…

Climate-changing human activity predicted to cause 1 billion deaths; new study

August 28, 2023

Study led by Joshua Pearce proposes aggressive energy policies to accelerate the decarbonization of the global economy, aiming to minimize the number of projected human deaths.

Multidisciplinary initiative to track influenza, other viruses in wastewater

August 28, 2023

Expansion of sewage surveillance project gets funding boost from province

Developing the Greenbelt will come with a heavy cost to Ontario: Western experts

August 25, 2023

Questions on whether Ontario should move ahead with developing the Greenbelt have been widespread following the release of the auditor…

Western to build two new residence buildings

August 18, 2023

University Drive undergraduate residence and Platt’s Lane apartment building will offer on-campus housing to about 1,000 students

Experts available to speak on the impacts of Kelowna and Yellowknife wildfires on health, climate and disaster response and mitigation

August 18, 2023

Devastating wildfires continue to impact Yellowknife, N.W.T. and Kelowna, B.C., resulting in evacuations for multiple communities. Western University has the…

Experts available to speak on wildfires in Hawaii and Canada

August 16, 2023

Wildfires in Hawaii and along the Alberta-Northwest Territories boundary have caused devastating destruction to communities. Western University has the following…

New study finds exercise, cognitive training combo boosts mental sharpness in seniors

August 14, 2023

Western and Lawson study also finds Vitamin D supplements do not enhance cognition in seniors with mild impairment.

Movie-inspired technology successfully collects hail data from eye of the storm

August 10, 2023

Researchers from Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology and Western’s Northern Hail Project successfully launched two probes into a hailstorm.

Sheila Heti named new Alice Munro Chair in Creativity

August 9, 2023

Award-winning author and best-selling writer Sheila Heti is Western’s new Alice Munro Chair in Creativity.