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Research sheds light on the “sounds of the pandemic”

May 19, 2021

Examination of verbal art performances shows how COVID-19 has changed everyday lives.

Scientist set to explore massive stars with NASA telescope

May 19, 2021

An international team, including Western Space scientist Els Peeters, will use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to study the Orion Bar.

CatIQ and the Northern Tornadoes Project announce partnership

May 18, 2021

Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) and Western University’s Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) have entered into a partnership. The partnership…

Western student estimates real-time mortality rates during pandemic using cremation records

May 18, 2021

Western undergraduate student Gemma Postill is helping fill the information gap by providing a reliable source of data to Ontario’s Chief Coroner.

Inequality expert available to media for comment on 2021 Census

May 3, 2021

Statistics Canada officially launched the 2021 Census today. It is expected the COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on the…

Western scientists address corrosion issues

April 23, 2021

Corrosion continues to cause major health and infrastructure problems worldwide. To bring attention to the issues, the World Corrosion Organization acknowledges April 24, 2021 as Corrosion Awareness Day.

Family stability at risk when interracial parents cohabit, not marry

April 21, 2021

While multiracial children born to cohabiting parents are more likely than their single-race counterparts to experience family instability, that increased risk does not exist for multiracial children born to married parents, according to new research.

Early childhood education expert available to comment on federal budget and national childcare

April 19, 2021

Western University expert in early childhood education focused on environmental and racialization issues in child care has been studying the effectiveness of such a program for nearly 20 years with collaborators from across the country.

Ethics of mandatory vaccinations: benefits may not outweigh challenges

April 19, 2021

New WHO policy brief led by Western’s Maxwell Smith provides ethical guidance for countries and organizations.

Study shows how chronic stress may inhibit the body’s cancer-fighting ability

April 14, 2021

Hormones triggered by chronic emotional and psychological stress impair the ability of the immune system’s ‘emergency responders’ to fight cancer.