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School location triggers inequitable impact of COVID-19

February 9, 2022

Western team discovered schools in marginalized areas in Ontario were more negatively affected by the pandemic than other areas.

How the pandemic made the 2021 census unlike any other: Expert available

February 9, 2022

Canada’s 2021 census is promising to show fascinating population trends due to the data being taken from a full year…

Western researchers zero in on math anxiety

February 7, 2022

Teacher competence, parental support influence students’ stress level.

Fear itself can cut wildlife numbers in half: study

February 7, 2022

Western researchers find fear of predators can itself reduce prey populations by 50 per cent.

Musicians boycotting Spotify and why the effort may be missing the mark: Expert available

February 7, 2022

Streaming giant Spotify has found itself at the centre of public scrutiny in the wake of the Joe Rogan vs….

Experts available to comment on Beijing Olympics and possible First Nations-led bid for 2030 Games

February 2, 2022

Canada announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Experts from Western’s International Centre for Olympic Studies are available to media for comment.

Global vaccine equity needed to end the COVID-19 pandemic: Experts available to comment

February 1, 2022

As the COVID-19 crisis continues around the world, public health and infectious disease experts at Western University’s Schulich School of…

Western-led research team tracks 100 tornadoes in 2021

January 31, 2022

Northern Tornadoes Project investigated 400 severe weather events in 2021, verifying 100 tornadoes across the country in 2021. This research surged the verified count of tornadoes in Canada by an impressive 170 per cent.

Tornado researchers expand scope to study hail

January 25, 2022

The research team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project, a partnership between Western University and ImpactWX, has launched the Northern Hail Project and they expect to be documenting the frozen phenomenon starting this summer.

Bell Let’s Talk: Western University experts available to speak on variety of mental health topics

January 24, 2022

On Jan. 26, Canada’s largest fundraising campaign for mental health awareness will spark conversations related to mental health issues across…