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.

Latin American politics expert available to comment on new Chilean president

December 20, 2021

Verónica Schild, an expert in Latin American politics from Western University, is available to media for comment the new Chilean president.

Olympic expert available to comment on Canada’s diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games

December 8, 2021

Mac Ross from Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies is available to media for comment Canada’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Vaccine equity key to helping prevent COVID-19 variants like Omicron

December 1, 2021

Maxwell Smith, associate director of Western’s Health Ethics, Law, & Policy (HELP) Lab, is available to media for interviews about the Omicron variant.

Expert available to speak on NASA’s asteroid redirection testing

November 26, 2021

Paul Wiegert is a Western Space expert in the dynamics of the Solar System, particularly its smaller bodies like asteroids, comets and meteoroid streams.

Experts available to comment on COVID-19 vaccines for kids

November 19, 2021

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for youth aged 5 to 11, marking a major milestone in Canada’s…

Western experts available to speak about climate change ahead of COP26

October 29, 2021

With the goal of tackling the devastating challenges presented by climate change, experts from around the globe will gather at…

100 years of insulin: Experts available to comment on advancements in diabetes research and care

October 26, 2021

As the world recognizes 100 years since the discovery of insulin, medical and health care experts in London, Ontario have joined forces to tell the story of advancements in diabetes research and care.

Epidemiology expert available to comment on standardized proof of vaccination for travel

October 21, 2021

Western University epidemiologist Dr. Saverio Stranges says he is in full support of the newly announced Canadian COVID-19 proof of…

Open-source hardware expert champions the future of recyclables and 3D printing

October 5, 2021

An expert in open-source hardware, 3D printing and solar power technology, Joshua Pearce is Western’s John M. Thompson Chair in Information Technology and Innovation.

Social media expert available to comment on YouTube ban of anti-vaccine information

October 1, 2021

Anabel Quan-Haase, Western’s Rogers Chair in Studies in Journalism and New Information Technology, is available to media for comment on YouTube ban of anti-vaccine information.