Experts

We help the news media connect with Western academics and other experts to gain insight, context and further understanding of the day’s news for their audiences. Contact us to learn more.

Planetary scientist available to comment on NASA’s discovery of surface water on Moon

October 26, 2020

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) confirmed today – for the first time ever – water on the sunlit…

Family Medicine Chair available to comment on necessity of flu vaccinations

October 15, 2020

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to climb, experts are urging people to get vaccinated against the…

U.S. politics expert available to comment on President Trump testing positive for COVID-19

October 2, 2020

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have announced they have tested positive for COVID-19. Matthew Lebo, the Chair of…

Expert Explainer: Dr. Nitin Mohan on the Second Wave

October 1, 2020

As daily new case counts of COVID-19 climbed across the country in late September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that…

American politics expert available to comment on U.S. presidential debate and hot topics

September 28, 2020

The first U.S. presidential debate of 2020 is tomorrow night, exactly five weeks ahead of Election Day. Matthew Lebo —…

Early childhood education expert available to comment on proposed national childcare plan

September 24, 2020

During the throne speech on Sept. 23, the federal government announced a significant and sustained investment in a national early-learning…

Leading expert available to comment on Democratic Vice Presidential candidate

August 12, 2020

With the U.S. Presidential Election just around the corner, a leading expert on American politics from Western University is available…

Experts available to comment on reopening schools

August 12, 2020

During the past two weeks, provincial governments have been announcing plans to bring students back to school in September. Western…

Indigenous sports expert available to comment on Washington NFL team’s name and logo change

July 13, 2020

Washington’s NFL team announced today that it will be retiring its team nickname and logo. A new team name will…

Leading expert from Western University available to comment on political protests in America

June 2, 2020

A leading expert on American politics from Western University says President Trump and former Vice President Biden demonstrated starkly different…