Experts

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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,…

Expert available to comment on formal investigation of head of Japan’s Olympic Committee

January 11, 2019

With news breaking that the head of Japan’s Olympic Committee is being formally investigated in France for alleged corruption in the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo, Michael Heine,…

Western University cannabis experts available to speak with media

October 17, 2018

With cannabis officially legal in Canada today the following multidisciplinary experts from Western University are available to speak with the media. Liliana Alvarez Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences 519…

Commentary: Western researchers explore implications of MAID for organ donation in Canada

September 6, 2018

A newly published article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine raises ethical questions and challenges for organ donation in cases where a patient has elected Medical Assistance in…

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….