Posts Tagged: Faculty of Social Science

The West and Russia are playing two different games: Expert available to comment on Ukraine-Russian relations

January 12, 2022

Tensions are high as NATO and other Western Allies meet this week with Russian officials in an attempt to avoid…

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.

Leaders’ debates ‘unusually important’ to election due to COVID-19 pandemic

September 8, 2021

Cristine de Clercy, an associate professor in Western’s department of political science, is available to media for comment on the leaders’ debates.

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.

Bias towards ‘being in a relationship’ is the norm for most: Western study

August 5, 2021

When making decisions about what to do with their romantic relationships, people are typically inclined to move relationships forward rather than end them, according to new study by Samantha Joel.

Climate change expert available to media for comment on record-breaking heat temperatures

June 28, 2021

Climate scientists like Western’s Gordon McBean have projected that the heatwave that previously occurred once every two decades will occur every three to five years by 2050. McBean is available to media for comment on Canada’s record breaking temperatures.

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.