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Western music professor available to comment on legacy of Aretha Franklin

August 16, 2018

Norma Coates, associate professor in Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music, is available today to discuss the legacy of singer Aretha Franklin, who died at the age of 76….

COMMENTARY: Western planetary scientist available for comment on Mars water discovery

July 25, 2018

Gordon “Oz” Osinski, Director of Western University’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX), is available to comment on today’s historic announcement that a team of European scientists is claiming…

Western political experts available to speak about provincial election

May 9, 2018

With the 42nd Ontario general election set for June 7th, the following political experts from Western University are available to speak with the media. Cameron Anderson Associate Professor, Department of…

Paralympic expert available to media to comment on 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

March 8, 2018

On the eve of the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games, Laura Misener, Acting Director of Western University’s School of Kinesiology, is available to discuss the social impact of sports and major…

Major media coverage for International Centre for Olympic Studies

February 26, 2018

Michael Heine, Director of Western’s International Centre for Olympic Studies, was an influential voice over the past few weeks as a nation celebrated Canada’s success at the Winter Olympics in…

This Valentine’s Day: Can the heart be mechanically replaced?

February 12, 2018

Western University Professor Shelley McKellar explores the history of artificial hearts in new book William Schroeder lived for 620 days after his diseased heart was removed from his chest and…

Rate of earthquakes depends on volume of fluids in hydraulic fracturing operations – but the magnitude of the largest possible events does not

February 8, 2018

New findings published by the high impact journal Science show that the rate in which earthquakes are triggered or induced by fracking depends on the volume of the hydraulic fracturing…

Bone and Joint expert finds physiotherapy moves Canada during cross-country investigation

February 7, 2018

Dave Walton, considered one of Canada’s foremost authorities on musculoskeletal trauma and rehabilitation, traveled more than 12,000 kilometres this past summer in an effort to better understand how physiotherapists were…

Olympic expert available to media to comment on 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

February 1, 2018

With the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games just one week away, the director of Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) is available to discuss socio-cultural issues such as politics,…

Western scientists believe bright fireball event near Grand Bend dropped meteorites

January 26, 2018

A network of cameras directed by Western University observed a bright fireball across southern Ontario at 7:23 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24. Analysis of the video data by Western scientists…