Posts Tagged: Faculty of Social Science
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.
A (Not So) Quiet Place: Voices become familiar with just 10 minutes of training
June 3, 2021
New research from Brain and Mind Institute and UCL suggests people may need to concentrate on the art of conversation more than ever following pandemic lockdowns.
‘Sounding it out’ not so easy for children with dyslexia
May 20, 2021
Western cognitive neuroscientists using MRI discovered a biological deficit for some early readers that impairs the ability to sound words out.
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.
Inequality expert available to media for comment on 2021 Census
May 3, 2021
Statistics Canada officially launched the 2021 Census today. It is expected the COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on the…
Family stability at risk when interracial parents cohabit, not marry
April 21, 2021
While multiracial children born to cohabiting parents are more likely than their single-race counterparts to experience family instability, that increased risk does not exist for multiracial children born to married parents, according to new research.