Experts

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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…

Western University experts available to talk about U.S. Election

November 8, 2016

Will the 2016 U.S. election go down in history as an aberration never to be repeated or will it touch…

Western students ‘heading’ back to Mars with Canadian Space Agency as part of simulation

November 1, 2016

Planetary scientists have learned much about Mars from the various robotic missions that have landed on the Martian surface. However,…

Wild Weather touches down at Ontario Science Centre

October 5, 2016

New interactive exhibition developed and produced in Ontario explores the power and impact of severe weather TORONTO (October 5, 2016)…