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.

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…

Experts call for research transparency on human challenge studies for COVID-19

March 23, 2021

A week after the world’s first COVID-19 human challenge trial began in London, UK, in which volunteers are deliberately exposed…

Media expert available to comment on covering crime in Canada 

March 10, 2021

A superior court justice’s decision to refer to the man convicted in the Toronto van attacks as “John Doe” has…

Expert available to comment on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Paralympic athletes

March 1, 2021

The recent release of the Canadian COVID-19 Disability Advisory Group Report demonstrated that while the COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected…

Child sleep experts up all night – so parents don’t have to be 

February 26, 2021

A recent study found that more than 90 per cent of parents want to change something about their child’s sleep….

Expert Explainer: Art Poon, PhD, on coronavirus ‘variants of concern’

February 2, 2021

As new coronavirus variants emerge, scientists are keeping a close eye on how the virus continues to evolve. Recent studies…

Expert and former Olympian available to comment on possible cancellation of Tokyo Olympic Games

January 22, 2021

Reports indicate that the Tokyo Olympic Games are set to be cancelled though no official decision has been announced. The…