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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.’”

Mark Daley named CIFAR Vice-President (Research)

Mark Daley named CIFAR Vice-President (Research)

Mark Daley, Western’s Special Advisor to the President on Data Strategy, has been appointed Vice-President (Research) for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), effective Aug. 17, the organization announced July 9.

Researchers make first steps towards cure for HIV

Researchers make first steps towards cure for HIV

A new strategy deployed against HIV by Western researchers has been able to pull the virus out of hiding in cells and expose it to potential attack from the immune system or open it to further treatment.

Neuroscientist takes COVID-19 Brain Study to Reddit AMA

Neuroscientist takes COVID-19 Brain Study to Reddit AMA

Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre neurologist Rick Swartz will participate in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) at 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, to discuss the COVID-19 Brain Study.

Criminologists unite to reach out, speak up

Criminologists unite to reach out, speak up

Western Sociology professor Laura Huey has co-founded #CrimComm, a new virtual community where criminology researchers share ways to improve communication with each other and the world. The over-arching intent is to spread their science to more policy-makers, police, peers and the public.

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.

Book explores privacy vs. tell-all crime reporting

Book explores privacy vs. tell-all crime reporting

In a soon-to be-published book, Media and Information Studies professor Romayne Smith Fullerton and Duquesne University professor Maggie Jones Patterson take a detailed look at public attitudes to crime and the media through case studies and interviews with journalists around the world about how and why they cover crime the way they do.

Study hints at early sign of Alzheimer’s degeneration

Study hints at early sign of Alzheimer’s degeneration

Researchers have moved one step closer to identifying targets for brain degeneration that occur decades before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear – a much sought-after clue that might open the door to early treatment.

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.

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.

Investment bolsters pandemic research

Investment bolsters pandemic research

Nine additional research projects received university backing for their work in supporting recovery efforts for current and future disease outbreaks, Research Western announced this week.