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New survey reveals pandemic impact on Canadian youth

New survey reveals pandemic impact on Canadian youth

The emotional toll of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic weighed heavily on everyone in Canada: young and old. Nevertheless, the sense of loss was perhaps most evident on the country’s teens as their world stopped spinning instantly and pivoted quic …

Group sounds alarm for potential drug clashes

Group sounds alarm for potential drug clashes

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Davy Cheng said the problem may be “too many cooks” when it comes to multiple physicians prescribing different medications, potentially causing serious, unintended consequences for heart failure patients. A...

Drought study sounds another ‘wake-up call’

Drought study sounds another ‘wake-up call’

An unprecedented exploration of historical climate data strongly indicates increasing levels of greenhouse gases have the potential to lock California into drought conditions for centuries to come, according to an international research collaboration.

Heart rate study offers something to cheer about

Heart rate study offers something to cheer about

Next time you watch a Hamilton Tiger-Cats game, keep in mind the hardest-working athletes are not along the line of scrimmage. Players are only active for 8-10 minutes a game; cheerleaders are working the whole time. Led by Western Kinesiology researchers, an ongoing...

Fulbright award turns up heat on plant study

Fulbright award turns up heat on plant study

By the time you read this, Joseph Stinziano will already be in Albuquerque, N.M., honing in on the secrets of boechera depauperata – a heat-tolerant plant that can thrive in temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius. Stinziano, a PhD candidate in Biology, will spend...

Diet discovery shifts thinking on prehistoric cave bear

Diet discovery shifts thinking on prehistoric cave bear

Newly discovered information into the inflexible diet of one group of prehistoric bears has scientists rethinking how the creatures lived and what caused the large mammals’ extinction some 25,000 years ago.

Teamwork brews up success for press

Teamwork brews up success for press

If anyone were to tout the benefits of opening yourself up to new voices, it would be Alan Kalbfleisch. Last summer, at the halfway point of earning his master’s degree in Engineering, Kalbfleisch satisfied his interest in learning more about business by taking the...

Tea company’s success reaching a boil

Tea company’s success reaching a boil

For co-founder Shawn Slade, Booch Organic Kombucha is a nod to yesteryear when health-promoting products were available at the corner store. Even its branding – with its stubby brown bottle and stylized cursive lettering – evokes the idea of grandpa’s old cough...

Lecture turns spotlight to long-ignored trial

Lecture turns spotlight to long-ignored trial

The story had all the right ingredients – two high-profile names pitted against one another; calls of defamation and slander; a resultant court case that ended in a $260,000 payout. But the trial went largely uncovered as it unfolded. This month’s Faculty of...

Minister: Survey’s reinstatement ‘a crucial step’

Minister: Survey’s reinstatement ‘a crucial step’

Canadian Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan said those who drive innovation through knowledge and ideas, in particular university professors and researchers, are among Canada’s greatest assets and the reason for the return of a Statistics Canada survey to support the...

New discovery shatters beliefs about Earth’s origin

New discovery shatters beliefs about Earth’s origin

A new study led by Western all-star cosmochemist Audrey Bouvier proves the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years of the Solar System share similar chemical origins – a finding at odds with accepted wisdom held by scientists for decades. The...

Shrubsole tapped for top spot

Shrubsole tapped for top spot

Geography professor Dan Shrubsole was recently named President of the Canadian Association of Geographers for a two-year term at its Annual Meeting held in Halifax.

Group sounds alarm for potential drug clashes

Group sounds alarm for potential drug clashes

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. Davy Cheng said the problem may be “too many cooks” when it comes to multiple physicians prescribing different medications, potentially causing serious, unintended consequences for heart failure patients. A...

Drought study sounds another ‘wake-up call’

Drought study sounds another ‘wake-up call’

An unprecedented exploration of historical climate data strongly indicates increasing levels of greenhouse gases have the potential to lock California into drought conditions for centuries to come, according to an international research collaboration.

Heart rate study offers something to cheer about

Heart rate study offers something to cheer about

Next time you watch a Hamilton Tiger-Cats game, keep in mind the hardest-working athletes are not along the line of scrimmage. Players are only active for 8-10 minutes a game; cheerleaders are working the whole time. Led by Western Kinesiology researchers, an ongoing...

Fulbright award turns up heat on plant study

Fulbright award turns up heat on plant study

By the time you read this, Joseph Stinziano will already be in Albuquerque, N.M., honing in on the secrets of boechera depauperata – a heat-tolerant plant that can thrive in temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius. Stinziano, a PhD candidate in Biology, will spend...

Diet discovery shifts thinking on prehistoric cave bear

Diet discovery shifts thinking on prehistoric cave bear

Newly discovered information into the inflexible diet of one group of prehistoric bears has scientists rethinking how the creatures lived and what caused the large mammals’ extinction some 25,000 years ago.

Teamwork brews up success for press

Teamwork brews up success for press

If anyone were to tout the benefits of opening yourself up to new voices, it would be Alan Kalbfleisch. Last summer, at the halfway point of earning his master’s degree in Engineering, Kalbfleisch satisfied his interest in learning more about business by taking the...

Tea company’s success reaching a boil

Tea company’s success reaching a boil

For co-founder Shawn Slade, Booch Organic Kombucha is a nod to yesteryear when health-promoting products were available at the corner store. Even its branding – with its stubby brown bottle and stylized cursive lettering – evokes the idea of grandpa’s old cough...

Lecture turns spotlight to long-ignored trial

Lecture turns spotlight to long-ignored trial

The story had all the right ingredients – two high-profile names pitted against one another; calls of defamation and slander; a resultant court case that ended in a $260,000 payout. But the trial went largely uncovered as it unfolded. This month’s Faculty of...

Minister: Survey’s reinstatement ‘a crucial step’

Minister: Survey’s reinstatement ‘a crucial step’

Canadian Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan said those who drive innovation through knowledge and ideas, in particular university professors and researchers, are among Canada’s greatest assets and the reason for the return of a Statistics Canada survey to support the...

New discovery shatters beliefs about Earth’s origin

New discovery shatters beliefs about Earth’s origin

A new study led by Western all-star cosmochemist Audrey Bouvier proves the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years of the Solar System share similar chemical origins – a finding at odds with accepted wisdom held by scientists for decades. The...

Shrubsole tapped for top spot

Shrubsole tapped for top spot

Geography professor Dan Shrubsole was recently named President of the Canadian Association of Geographers for a two-year term at its Annual Meeting held in Halifax.