Experts

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Leading expert from Western University available to comment on political protests in America

June 2, 2020

A leading expert on American politics from Western University says President Trump and former Vice President Biden demonstrated starkly different reactions to ongoing political protests across the United States in…

Expert available to comment on the ethics of human challenge studies for COVID-19

May 22, 2020

In his nearly 25 years of studying research ethics, Western University Professor Dr. Charles Weijer says this is the most difficult ethical question he’s ever encountered. As part of The…

Insect experts available to discuss ‘murder hornets’ and potential Canadian impact

May 4, 2020

Asian giant hornets – AKA ‘murder hornets’ – are the latest damaging invasive insects discovered in North America. Not unlike emerald ash borer, spotted wing drosophila, Asian long-horned beetle and…

Expert available to comment on COVID-19 in older adults

April 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, data is showing that while illness and mortality occur across the lifespan, the death rate increases significantly for those over 65 years of age. Dr….

Olympic expert and former Olympian available to comment on postponement of 2020 Tokyo Games

March 24, 2020

According to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games until 2021 because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The…

Olympic and Paralympic expert available to comment on Canada and 2020 Tokyo Games

March 23, 2020

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) announced today that Canadian athletes will not be sent to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo due to…

Western medical and health experts available to speak about COVID-19 pandemic

March 20, 2020

As the world continues to fight coronavirus 2, which causes the COVID-19 disease, experts from Western University are available to speak with media to comment on this global event. ***…

Leading expert available to comment on American politics

February 3, 2020

While there’s never a dull moment in American politics, this is an exceptionally busy week with the Iowa caucuses, the State of the Union Address, the next Democratic Party presidential…

Olympic expert available to comment on WADA banning Russia from 2020 Games

December 9, 2019

With the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruling today that Russia is banned from the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the director of Western University’s International Centre for…

Western political experts available to speak about federal election

September 11, 2019

With the campaign for the 43rd Canadian federal election set to begin, the following political experts from Western University are available to speak with the media. Robert (Bob) Andersen, Dean,…