Experts

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Planetary scientist available to comment on Canadian astronauts going to the Moon

December 16, 2020

Gordon Osinski, director of Western’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space), is available to media for comment about…

Piano performance expert available to comment on 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth

December 15, 2020

Leslie Kinton, one of Canada’s best-known and most sought-after chamber musicians, is available to comment on the 250th anniversary of…

Expert and former Olympian available to comment on breakdancing as Olympic sport

December 8, 2020

Competitive breakdancing or “breaking” has been added as an official sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the Paris…

Experts available to comment on COVID-19 pandemic’s emerging challenges

November 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the globe, experts from Western University are available to media to comment on emerging…

Expert Explainer: Dr. Nitin Mohan on Circuit Breaker Lockdowns

November 23, 2020

Some experts in Canada are considering a ‘circuit breaker lockdown’ to help control the surging case counts of COVID-19. Dr….

Expert Explainer for World Diabetes Day: Dr. Irene Hramiak on advances in diabetes care

November 11, 2020

World Diabetes Day is marked every year on November 14 to draw attention to issues of paramount importance to the…

U.S. politics expert available to comment on President-elect Joe Biden’s first steps

November 9, 2020

Matthew Lebo, chair of Western University’s department of political science, is available to comment on U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and…

Biden in great position to win U.S. election

November 3, 2020

Matthew Lebo, the chair of Western University’s department of political science, is available to comment on U.S. President Election Day….

Expert Explainer: Greta Bauer, PhD, on celebrating a COVID-19-safe Halloween

October 27, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across Ontario, parents are grappling with how and if they can continue with…

Planetary scientist available to comment on NASA’s discovery of surface water on Moon

October 26, 2020

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) confirmed today – for the first time ever – water on the sunlit…