Posts Tagged: Faculty of Social Science
Bioarchaeologists confirm museum shrunken head as human remains
August 3, 2022
Researchers have verified the authenticity of a South American tsantsa (shrunken head) as human remains, an important step in the global effort toward decolonization and preserving and understanding Indigenous history.
New Western-led project probes health benefits of parks in Canada
July 20, 2022
New research project led by HEAL will explore the impact of parks and protected areas across Canada on people’s health and well-being.
Busy mothers breastfed less in 19th century Netherlands: study
April 13, 2022
Led by Western biological anthropologist Andrea L. Waters-Rist, a new study finds unusually low rates of breast-fed infants at a 19th century rural Dutch village, likely because the mothers then were busy working.
Partners willing to bend with relationship ‘dealbreakers’: study
March 24, 2022
New study reveals one romantic relationship problem may not be enough to call it quits but problems add up over time, eventually turning dealbenders into a dealbreaker.
United States warns a Russian invasion of Ukraine may be coming any day: Expert available to comment
February 11, 2022
The United States and other Western allies have advised citizens to leave Ukraine due to a possible Russian invasion. As…
Western researchers zero in on math anxiety
February 7, 2022
Teacher competence, parental support influence students’ stress level.
Latin American politics expert available to comment on new Chilean president
December 20, 2021
Verónica Schild, an expert in Latin American politics from Western University, is available to media for comment the new Chilean president.
Workers welcome shortened work week, research study finds
December 16, 2021
Western-led study finds flexibility, work/life balance as key benefits to four-day work week.
New survey reveals pandemic impact on Canadian youth
December 2, 2021
Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) researchers find that positive coping strategies saved teens during COVID-19 first wave.
New study examines travel trends during COVID-19 lockdown
November 25, 2021
Researchers used de-identified and aggregated network mobility data to determine the effectiveness of Ontario’s regionally targeted lockdowns to reduce movement during the pandemic.