A Western researcher is hoping to unify parents, teachers and language professionals in an effort to identify and treat a hidden language disorder that impedes children’s basic communication skills.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
A Western-led international research team hopes that tweet you just posted will provide insights into our collective mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
Nursing professor Cheryl Forchuk and Biology professor Jeremy McNeil have been awarded the 2020 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research.
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.
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.
London-based researchers are the first in the world to profile the body’s immune system response to COVID-19 – revealing a much-needed possible target for health-care professionals to treat the virus.
Creative ideas to grow Indigenous teaching and learning across campus will get a boost from a new Indigenous Learning Fund, university officials announced.
Western astronomers may have spotted six new moons orbiting planets in solar systems far from our own – an otherworldly discovery so rare it must wait on future technologies to confirm.
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.
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.
BrainsCAN postdoctoral scholar Jonathan Michaels was awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue his work around brain activity during reach control.
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.
Canadian kids earned a D-plus from the 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. That was the same grade handed down in 2018.