Experts

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Evidence of human influence and pollution found in remote mountain lakes

February 8, 2016

A new interdisciplinary study at Western University has shown for the first time that 70 per cent of nitrates in high mountain lakes in Utah are from human-caused sources –…

Western University experts available to discuss mental health

January 26, 2016

Each year, one in five Canadians experiences an issue with mental illness. Mental illness costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion annually and is the primary cause of short-…

Western University experts available to discuss Alzheimer’s disease research during Alzheimer’s awareness month

January 20, 2016

Researchers at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are at the forefront of research into Alzheimer’s disease. In 2011, 747,000 Canadians were living with Alzheimer’s – a number…

Western University experts available to discuss New Year’s health and wellness resolutions

January 6, 2016

As 2016 gets underway, many Canadians have made New Year’s resolutions to improve their health and wellness. Will they stick to their commitments? What are the best paths to success?…

Western professor to provide detailed ‘insider’s account’ of UN Climate Change Conference

December 16, 2015

As the world watched events of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) unfold, Western University’s Radoslav Dimitrov seized a front row seat to the proceedings, representing the Republic of…

Western University experts available to discuss concussions

December 11, 2015

On December 10, the Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee Act (Rowan’s Law), Bill 149, moved one step closer to becoming law in Ontario. Rowan’s Law is named after Rowan Stringer, an…

Western University experts available for comment on Syrian refugees

December 10, 2015

The first large group of Syrian refugees is scheduled to arrive in Canada on Thursday, December 10. With 25,000 expected to enter Canada by the end of February 2016, Western…

Western University experts available to discuss unique physical and mental health needs of Syrian refugees

November 30, 2015

With the revised Canadian government announcement that 25,000 Syrian refugees will enter Canada by the end of February 2016, the health care system will need to accommodate the unique challenges…

Western University expert attending Paris climate change conference available to media

November 26, 2015

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) set to begin on Monday in Paris, an expert from Western University attending and actively engaged in the session is available to…

Western expert available for comment on dehumanization of Syrian refugees

November 19, 2015

  In the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, discussion continues in Canada regarding the federal government’s plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by year’s end. While national…