Posts Tagged: COVID-19

Global and domestic policy failure lead to third school year of uncertainty

September 2, 2021

The world is entering a third school year of uncertainty, and potential disruption. This is a global and domestic policy failure, says a Western education expert.

Inequalities in Toronto persist despite ‘hotspot’ COVID-19 vaccine rollout

August 19, 2021

Western-led study finds despite relatively small differences in vaccination rates across communities in Toronto, inequalities persisted.

In-person learning essential for education and well-being of children 

July 20, 2021

Prachi Srivastava, a global education professor in Western’s Faculty of Education and a co-author of the report, is available to media for comment.  

Climate resilience key in pandemic recovery

June 24, 2021

New climate change report led by Gordon McBean highlights next steps for Canadian communities post COVID-19. McBean is a long-standing contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an organization that was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007.

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

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.

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.

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.

Nearly 40,000 kids in the U.S. who lost a parent to COVID-19 need immediate support

April 5, 2021

New international study reveals one in every 13 COVID-related deaths results in a child under 18 years of age losing a parent.

New software provides detailed picture of diversity of COVID-19 virus variants

March 12, 2021

Genomic surveillance programs have tracked more than 300,000 unique genetic versions of the COVID-19 virus. A new Western-developed web application…