Study examines social impact of #MeToo movement

The movement’s global influence has received limited and sparse research, a Western-led review has found.

Western plans return to in-person classes this September

“We expect to return to face-to-face instruction, and more of the on-campus experiences we all love, this coming September,” said President Alan Shepard.


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Lisa Saksida, Canada Research Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience, studies the brain’s capacity for learning, memorizing and paying attention. By mapping neural pathways in a healthy brain, she can better understand the effects of neurodegenerative disorders.

Daring to Ask: Can understanding neurobiology of cognition lead to treatments for brain disorders?



Western stories of hope, research, and community during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Bats may hold the key to vaccines for future pandemics

Western researchers are joining forces with Royal Ontario Museum bat biologists to create a ‘vaccine bank’ that could be used in the next pandemic.

Human rights law provides transparent, fair framework for vaccine allocations

Study recommends governments adopt an intersectional approach to understanding how vulnerabilities and disadvantages affect a person’s health.

Law project examines pandemic’s impact on family justice

New study will look at the reduction in access and how it is affecting those involved with Ontario’s family justice system.