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Book brings life, career of ‘Happy Jack’ into focus

Book brings life, career of ‘Happy Jack’ into focus

Author Sandy Lubert, BA’89, recently published ‘A FAIRS to Remember, The Life & Times of Happy Jack,’ a new book that explores the career of one of Western professor and coaching legend Jack Fairs, BSc’46, LLD’05.

Students display smiles amid pandemic protection

Students display smiles amid pandemic protection

Developed by a pair of Western students, Smile Masks are partly transparent face coverings that allow the wearer to speak, emote and make themselves understood by people who need to both see and hear you.

OK Boomers, Millennials driving in new direction

OK Boomers, Millennials driving in new direction

We recently completed a study for which we interviewed 40 Millennials to hear how they feel about driving. One quote captured the typical reaction: “I’ve considered getting a car, especially when I was in college. But now it’s like, ‘meh … I mean, like, it doesn’t sound appealing whatsoever.’”

WE SPEAK survey results to spark conversations, action

WE SPEAK survey results to spark conversations, action

Insights gained from the WE SPEAK 2020 survey will guide the university as it strives to build a workplace culture where faculty and staff continue to feel valued and understand how their work supports the university mission.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Ken Milne

Read. Watch. Listen. with Ken Milne

It starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes and aeroplanes, and Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry professor Ken Milne is not afraid when he takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

New app aids women in violent relationships

New app aids women in violent relationships

Women experiencing violence from intimate partners now have access to a unique, interactive safety app that can help them assess their risks, set priorities and plan next steps. The myPlan Canada app was co-developed at Western.

BLM movement finds new urgency, allies because of COVID-19

BLM movement finds new urgency, allies because of COVID-19

COVID-19 has exacerbated the problems of racial injustice, isolation, frustration and stagnation and caused higher unemployment, which provides the time to air these grievances. When coupled with mixed messages from elites, the spark lit a fire that continues to burn.

App bridges need by matching volunteers, seniors

App bridges need by matching volunteers, seniors

Living a too-distant border away from his grandmother, Medical Sciences/Biology student Harshil Shah worried about how some isolated, elderly people were managing without the help they needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Mel Goodale

Read. Watch. Listen. with Mel Goodale

Transport yourself beyond pandemic isolation and into parallel worlds both near and far when Western neuroscientist Mel Goodale takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

TV may help you stay tuned to a new language

TV may help you stay tuned to a new language

Surprisingly, television has played a relatively small role in the language learning classroom. Our research has shown that students learn new words and phrases through watching television, and the amount of learning may be similar to what is learned through reading.

Grant sharpens student focus on aging Boomers

Grant sharpens student focus on aging Boomers

For the first time in the nation’s history, Canada is home to more senior citizens than children – a never-before-seen demographic shift with implications across all aspects of society for years to come.

Your emotions are the new hot commodity

Your emotions are the new hot commodity

The potential to improve our emotional traits and skills through apps appears limitless. While there is nothing wrong with pursuing a more fulfilling emotional life, there is a danger in being blinded by the quest for happiness.

Brain Study explores lasting impacts of COVID-19

Brain Study explores lasting impacts of COVID-19

Neuroscientists exploring the lasting impacts of COVID-19 on the brain hope their newest study will provide answers for health-care professionals and improved care for millions of patients around the globe.