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.

Expert available to comment on COVID-19 in older adults

April 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, data is showing that while illness and mortality occur across the lifespan, the death rate…

Olympic expert and former Olympian available to comment on postponement of 2020 Tokyo Games

March 24, 2020

According to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo…

Olympic and Paralympic expert available to comment on Canada and 2020 Tokyo Games

March 23, 2020

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) announced today that Canadian athletes will not be sent to…

Western medical and health experts available to speak about COVID-19 pandemic

March 20, 2020

As the world continues to fight coronavirus 2, which causes the COVID-19 disease, experts from Western University are available to…

Leading expert available to comment on American politics

February 3, 2020

While there’s never a dull moment in American politics, this is an exceptionally busy week with the Iowa caucuses, the…

Olympic expert available to comment on WADA banning Russia from 2020 Games

December 9, 2019

With the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruling today that Russia is banned from the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 FIFA…

Western political experts available to speak about federal election

September 11, 2019

With the campaign for the 43rd Canadian federal election set to begin, the following political experts from Western University are…

Expert available to comment on formal investigation of head of Japan’s Olympic Committee

January 11, 2019

With news breaking that the head of Japan’s Olympic Committee is being formally investigated in France for alleged corruption in…

Western University cannabis experts available to speak with media

October 17, 2018

With cannabis officially legal in Canada today the following multidisciplinary experts from Western University are available to speak with the…

Commentary: Western researchers explore implications of MAID for organ donation in Canada

September 6, 2018

A newly published article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine raises ethical questions and challenges for organ donation…