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Paralympic expert available to media to comment on 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

March 8, 2018

On the eve of the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games, Laura Misener, Acting Director of Western University’s School of Kinesiology, is…

Major media coverage for International Centre for Olympic Studies

February 26, 2018

Michael Heine, Director of Western’s International Centre for Olympic Studies, was an influential voice over the past few weeks as…

This Valentine’s Day: Can the heart be mechanically replaced?

February 12, 2018

Western University Professor Shelley McKellar explores the history of artificial hearts in new book William Schroeder lived for 620 days…

Rate of earthquakes depends on volume of fluids in hydraulic fracturing operations – but the magnitude of the largest possible events does not

February 8, 2018

New findings published by the high impact journal Science show that the rate in which earthquakes are triggered or induced…

Bone and Joint expert finds physiotherapy moves Canada during cross-country investigation

February 7, 2018

Dave Walton, considered one of Canada’s foremost authorities on musculoskeletal trauma and rehabilitation, traveled more than 12,000 kilometres this past…

Olympic expert available to media to comment on 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

February 1, 2018

With the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games just one week away, the director of Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies…

Western scientists believe bright fireball event near Grand Bend dropped meteorites

January 26, 2018

A network of cameras directed by Western University observed a bright fireball across southern Ontario at 7:23 p.m. on Wednesday,…

The Donald Trump presidency – Analysis from Western University experts

January 18, 2017

Friday’s inauguration of US president-elect Donald Trump marks the start of a new American reality that will shape that nation’s political,…

Western University expert concerned about recommended legal age for smoking marijuana

December 14, 2016

The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, a body set up by the federal government, released a set of…

Western planetary scientist readies for Mars mission with exciting new surface images

December 1, 2016

The Mars Camera, officially known as CaSSIS (Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System), aboard the European Space Agency‘s ExoMars Trace…