Experts

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Bell Let’s Talk: Western University experts available to speak on variety of mental health topics

January 24, 2022

On Jan. 26, Canada’s largest fundraising campaign for mental health awareness will spark conversations related to mental health issues across…

‘The Great Resignation’ and the worker’s power in the workplace: Expert available to comment

January 20, 2022

The notion of the “Great Resignation” has been a popular topic in media, and is the idea that workers are…

How will vaccine mandates for truckers affect a fragile supply chain? Expert available to comment

January 13, 2022

As Canada and the United States finalize vaccine policies for truckers the effect of the potential mandates on already fragile…

The West and Russia are playing two different games: Expert available to comment on Ukraine-Russian relations

January 12, 2022

Tensions are high as NATO and other Western Allies meet this week with Russian officials in an attempt to avoid…

Mandatory vaccination is about ethics, not just science

January 10, 2022

Bioethics expert Maxwell Smith believes the decision to implement mandatory vaccinations will rest largely on whether they can be ethically justified.

Learning loss expert available to comment on school closures

January 7, 2022

Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience & Learning Disorders says the true cost of the pandemic on children’s learning may only be evident in years to come.

Latin American politics expert available to comment on new Chilean president

December 20, 2021

Verónica Schild, an expert in Latin American politics from Western University, is available to media for comment the new Chilean president.

Olympic expert available to comment on Canada’s diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games

December 8, 2021

Mac Ross from Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies is available to media for comment Canada’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Western Olympic and Paralympic experts available to speak about 2022 Beijing Games

December 8, 2021

Canada announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Experts from Western’s International Centre for Olympic Studies are available to media for comment.

Vaccine equity key to helping prevent COVID-19 variants like Omicron

December 1, 2021

Maxwell Smith, associate director of Western’s Health Ethics, Law, & Policy (HELP) Lab, is available to media for interviews about the Omicron variant.