Posts Tagged: COVID-19

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…

Vaccine and cure remain focus on World AIDS Day

December 1, 2020

Jimmy Dikeakos, PhD, understands why virologists like himself quickly pivoted their focus to COVID-19 when the global pandemic struck earlier…

New interactive dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in Ontario schools

November 24, 2020

An expert in global education, Prachi Srivastava investigates international development and equity in schools. She recently led a high-level policy…