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 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…

U.S. politics expert available to comment on Joe Biden’s inauguration

January 18, 2021

Donald Trump’s presidency ends and Joe Biden will be sworn as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday,…

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…