Experts

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Leaders’ debates ‘unusually important’ to election due to COVID-19 pandemic

September 8, 2021

Cristine de Clercy, an associate professor in Western’s department of political science, is available to media for comment on the leaders’ debates.

Global and domestic policy failure lead to third school year of uncertainty

September 2, 2021

The world is entering a third school year of uncertainty, and potential disruption. This is a global and domestic policy failure, says a Western education expert.

Political experts available to speak about federal election

August 16, 2021

With the campaign for the 44th Canadian federal election underway, the following political experts from Western University are available to…

In-person learning essential for education and well-being of children 

July 20, 2021

Prachi Srivastava, a global education professor in Western’s Faculty of Education and a co-author of the report, is available to media for comment.  

Western Olympics and medical experts available to speak about Tokyo 2020 Games

July 19, 2021

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics just days away, the following experts from Western University are available to media for comment.

Climate change expert available to media for comment on record-breaking heat temperatures

June 28, 2021

Climate scientists like Western’s Gordon McBean have projected that the heatwave that previously occurred once every two decades will occur every three to five years by 2050. McBean is available to media for comment on Canada’s record breaking temperatures.

Expert explainer: Managing re-opening anxiety

June 3, 2021

As vaccination rates increase, Canadians are starting to anticipate an end to the pandemic and a gradual return to work,…

Inequality expert available to media for comment on 2021 Census

May 3, 2021

Statistics Canada officially launched the 2021 Census today. It is expected the COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on the…

Early childhood education expert available to comment on federal budget and national childcare

April 19, 2021

Western University expert in early childhood education focused on environmental and racialization issues in child care has been studying the effectiveness of such a program for nearly 20 years with collaborators from across the country.

Sustainability legal expert available to comment on Supreme Court carbon charges verdict

March 25, 2021

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its long-awaited verdict in the carbon charges case. According to Western Law professor…