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Western celebrates the Class of 2021

June 15, 2021

Virtual festivities include keynote from renowned Canadian storyteller Ivan Coyote

Women farmers in Ghana face severe reproductive health issues when migrating for work

June 15, 2021

Improving women’s earning potential and economic outlook would break down barriers to better reproductive health care, according to Western study.

A (Not So) Quiet Place: Voices become familiar with just 10 minutes of training

June 3, 2021

New research from Brain and Mind Institute and UCL suggests people may need to concentrate on the art of conversation more than ever following pandemic lockdowns.

Expert explainer: Managing re-opening anxiety

June 3, 2021

As vaccination rates increase, Canadians are starting to anticipate an end to the pandemic and a gradual return to work,…

Safety first: Western mandates vaccinations for students in residence

May 27, 2021

The university is preparing for a full return to in-person classes this fall

New tool helps ‘tune’ cochlear implants to improve hearing

May 27, 2021

Researchers have designed a mathematical tool to help program cochlear implants with precision for each patient’s unique anatomy.

Newly discovered ‘glaciers’ could be key to human survival in future Mars missions

May 25, 2021

Western planetary geologists have discovered glacier-like features below the Martian surface in an area that is relatively flat – perfect for future Mars landings.

‘Sounding it out’ not so easy for children with dyslexia

May 20, 2021

Western cognitive neuroscientists using MRI discovered a biological deficit for some early readers that impairs the ability to sound words out.

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.