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New findings on basking sharks blow assumptions out of the water 

New findings on basking sharks blow assumptions out of the water 

If basking sharks were like Canadians, their migration habits might be easily explained: head south to avoid winter’s chill, and north again to enjoy summer’s warmth. It turns out basking sharks are a more complex puzzle, Western biology professor P …

Challenges of mobility aids and dementia explored

Challenges of mobility aids and dementia explored

It seems counterintuitive that the use of a mobility aid, such as a cane or a walker, can actually increase the risk of falls in older adults. Yet in individuals with dementia, that’s exactly the case. In fact, people with dementia are three times more likely to suffer a fall when using a mobility aid versus not using one at all.

Exploring digital dimensions of divorce

Exploring digital dimensions of divorce

While divorce or separation can be hard on children – particularly when one parent lives far away – a King’s University College professor is investigating the pros and cons of using technology, such as Skype or Facebook, when communicating with each other.

Entrepreneurs take root in desire for microgreens

Entrepreneurs take root in desire for microgreens

Microgreens – those tiny, leafy shoots and sprouts garnishing your restaurant dinner – pack a powerful punch. They’re wholesome – with 40 per cent more nutritional value than their ‘adult’ counterparts. They’re relatively easy to grow. But at the grocery store,...

Opera puts whaling history on stage

Opera puts whaling history on stage

Aiden Hartery is going to have ‘a whale of a time’ over the next year or so as he pens his first opera, the first musical work ever focused on Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Basque whalers of the 16th Century.

Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

Western professors Kathryn Brush (Visual Arts) and Tsun-Kong Sham (Chemistry) have been awarded the 2017 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research –...

The New Yorker cover inspires looks at women surgeons

The New Yorker cover inspires looks at women surgeons

Female surgeons and residents from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London gathered recently in operating rooms across the city to add their voices to a global rallying cry for women surgeons. They did so by taking a photo and sharing it for the world to see.

Suárez: Time of retreat is over for humanities

Suárez: Time of retreat is over for humanities

Juan Luis Suárez knows when it comes to the arts, humanities and social sciences, universities are standing at an impasse. And it will take scholars from these fields to move towards progress, he said.

Suárez tapped to lead non-STEM efforts

Suárez tapped to lead non-STEM efforts

Western professor Juan Luis Suárez has been named Associate Vice-President (Research), a position university officials envision proving unprecedented support for scholarship in the social sciences, arts and humanities, Research Western announced today.

Mapping the uncharted territory of social cues

Mapping the uncharted territory of social cues

A smile is a simple form of social interaction. Yet, there are absolutely no two the same, says Erin Heerey. “If I give you a genuine smile, you’ll give me a genuine smile back. If I give you a polite smile, you’ll give me a polite smile back and we do this in real...

Idea seeks to nourish families worldwide

Idea seeks to nourish families worldwide

Led by a team of Western students, a new social enterprise focused on providing affordable and accessible breast milk to mothers and children in need hopes to improve infant mortality rates and empower families worldwide, according to the organization’s founders....

Challenges of mobility aids and dementia explored

Challenges of mobility aids and dementia explored

It seems counterintuitive that the use of a mobility aid, such as a cane or a walker, can actually increase the risk of falls in older adults. Yet in individuals with dementia, that’s exactly the case. In fact, people with dementia are three times more likely to suffer a fall when using a mobility aid versus not using one at all.

Exploring digital dimensions of divorce

Exploring digital dimensions of divorce

While divorce or separation can be hard on children – particularly when one parent lives far away – a King’s University College professor is investigating the pros and cons of using technology, such as Skype or Facebook, when communicating with each other.

Entrepreneurs take root in desire for microgreens

Entrepreneurs take root in desire for microgreens

Microgreens – those tiny, leafy shoots and sprouts garnishing your restaurant dinner – pack a powerful punch. They’re wholesome – with 40 per cent more nutritional value than their ‘adult’ counterparts. They’re relatively easy to grow. But at the grocery store,...

Opera puts whaling history on stage

Opera puts whaling history on stage

Aiden Hartery is going to have ‘a whale of a time’ over the next year or so as he pens his first opera, the first musical work ever focused on Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Basque whalers of the 16th Century.

Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

Western professors Kathryn Brush (Visual Arts) and Tsun-Kong Sham (Chemistry) have been awarded the 2017 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research –...

The New Yorker cover inspires looks at women surgeons

The New Yorker cover inspires looks at women surgeons

Female surgeons and residents from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London gathered recently in operating rooms across the city to add their voices to a global rallying cry for women surgeons. They did so by taking a photo and sharing it for the world to see.

Suárez: Time of retreat is over for humanities

Suárez: Time of retreat is over for humanities

Juan Luis Suárez knows when it comes to the arts, humanities and social sciences, universities are standing at an impasse. And it will take scholars from these fields to move towards progress, he said.

Suárez tapped to lead non-STEM efforts

Suárez tapped to lead non-STEM efforts

Western professor Juan Luis Suárez has been named Associate Vice-President (Research), a position university officials envision proving unprecedented support for scholarship in the social sciences, arts and humanities, Research Western announced today.

Mapping the uncharted territory of social cues

Mapping the uncharted territory of social cues

A smile is a simple form of social interaction. Yet, there are absolutely no two the same, says Erin Heerey. “If I give you a genuine smile, you’ll give me a genuine smile back. If I give you a polite smile, you’ll give me a polite smile back and we do this in real...

Idea seeks to nourish families worldwide

Idea seeks to nourish families worldwide

Led by a team of Western students, a new social enterprise focused on providing affordable and accessible breast milk to mothers and children in need hopes to improve infant mortality rates and empower families worldwide, according to the organization’s founders....