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.

Experts available to speak about the declaration of monarch butterflies as an endangered species

July 25, 2022

Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature added the migratory monarch butterflies to its Red List of Threatened…

Health Canada approves first COVID-19 vaccine for youngest kids: Experts available to comment

July 14, 2022

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by Health Canada for children under five, the first vaccine approved for that age…

Western University experts available to media ahead of World Refugee Day

June 17, 2022

World Refugee Day, an international day designated by the United Nations (UN), will be marked this year on Monday, June…

Expert explainer: Dr. Sameer Elsayed on monkeypox and what Canadians need to know

June 7, 2022

 Monkeypox cases are being reported in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Colombia. Dr. Sameer Elsayed is an infectious diseases physician…

Why NATO? What the alliance offers Finland and Sweden: Expert Available to comment

May 18, 2022

As Finland and Sweden both now formally asked to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and much emphasis tp-date…

Experts available throughout Ontario provincial election campaign

May 3, 2022

Leading up to Ontario’s provincial election on June 2, the following experts from Western University are available to speak to…

Western University expert available to comment on latest census release

April 26, 2022

The second set of data from Canada’s 2021 census is promising to show fascinating population trends. Michael Haan, director of…

Significant interest rate increase expected and Canadians should prepare for more: Expert available to comment

April 13, 2022

Economic analysts expect the Bank of Canada to announce a significant interest rate increase today in an attempt to ease…

Experts available to speak on the 2022 Federal Budget and its implications

April 5, 2022

The Federal Budget is set to be released on April 7. Western University experts are available to media on a…

Western University experts reflect on trucker convoy and rolling blockades

March 24, 2022

Western University experts are leading two panel discussions on Friday, March 25, about the ramifications and issues brought up during…