Posts Tagged: Faculty of Social Science

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.

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.