Many older people have become entirely responsible for the care of a frail spouse, in addition to running a household and caring for themselves.
More than half the recipients have Western connections
A raft of gifts and investments showed faith in the quality and support of Western and its people.
Nursing student Emma Van Dyk, who is legally blind, can now read directly from a textbook with the help of eSight goggles that provide her with portable vision.
The strength of partnerships – including work to improve refugee settlement services hampered by the pandemic – was key to unlocking funding support for five London-led research projects.
Four Western nursing faculty have been named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing – a program that recognizes and celebrates the most accomplished nurses in Canada.
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.
Nursing professor Cheryl Forchuk and Biology professor Jeremy McNeil have been awarded the 2020 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research.
Research, community involvement and technology are at the heart of a $5-million gift to Western from long-time donors and Western supporters Arthur and Sonia Labatt.
A new model for individuals facing mental-health challenges offers smoother transitions back into the community following hospitalization – all while saving the health-care system millions of dollars annually, according to a Western researcher.
A program to convert emergency shelter space into long-term affordable housing showed incredible benefits for the community’s most vulnerable, prompting a call from Western researchers to push for additional permanent housing solutions in emergency shelters nationwide.
Eight exceptional faculty members have been awarded Western’s highest honours for leading and inspiring their students. Collectively and individually, they exemplify the heart of excellence in teaching – and their influence has stretched across faculties, disciplines and decades.
Two Western research teams have been named key players in an accelerated national effort to understand and control the spread of COVID-19.
Four Western subjects now count themselves among the Top 50 programs in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today.
Thirteen days into his month-long series of triathlons, Nursing professor Abe Oudshoorn hit the wall. “I was cooked. I was toast. I couldn’t make it up the stairs.”
Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence benefited from the use of a personalized digital lifeline linking them to information, supports and help, according to a new study into the use of the online tool co-developed by a Western researcher.
Western professors Tara Mantler and Kimberley Jackson were co-investigators in a study that identified cognitive behavioural therapy as helpful for traumatized mothers-to-be. They then had that research translated to visual art and poetry.
A new Museum London exhibit highlights a century of nursing education in London. Throughout the exhibit, the common theme is that educating nursing professionals was – and is – about public health, bedside care and solid research.
Nursing professor Abe Oudshoorn is planning to swim, cycle and run one triathlon each day for a month to raise money for Atlohsa’s homelessness relief efforts.
True crime. Quick wits. And a whole lot of modern classic grooves by Gorillaz when Nursing professor Panagiota Tryphonopoulos takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.