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Youth vaping problem nets research dollars

Youth vaping problem nets research dollars

Vaping among teenaged Canadians has doubled in the past two years – a troubling trend that three Western researchers will examine in depth with new funding from the CIHR.

Isolation reshapes how kids play, stay active

Isolation reshapes how kids play, stay active

This indefinite span of COVID-19 isolation can be more than a month-long stretch on the couch for kids if parents and guardians are willing to lead the way, according to Western experts in children’s physical activity.

Barlow hopes to inspire action in Brescia role

Barlow hopes to inspire action in Brescia role

https://youtu.be/jFSyh6cyu5w “I learned over my oatmeal at breakfast that you owed something back.” Maude Barlow, LLD’05, shared those morning meals with her father, William McGrath, a justice advocate who led the fight in Canada against capital punishment and pushed...

Author, activist Barlow named Brescia Chancellor

Author, activist Barlow named Brescia Chancellor

Award-winning Canadian author and activist Maude Barlow has been named Chancellor of Brescia University College, the Board of Trustees announced today. Barlow will serve a three-year term in this honorary position, acting as an ambassador and inspirational leader for the Western affiliated college.

Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

It stands among the darkest days in Canadian history. On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in what remains the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history. Twelve engineering students. One nursing student. One university...

Remember 30: Everything in a moment

Remember 30: Everything in a moment

I was sitting in a doctoral seminar on women’s history at the University of Sussex when someone came into the room to break the news of what had happened in Montreal.

New space opens doors to wellness at Brescia

New space opens doors to wellness at Brescia

Wellness has a new home at Brescia University College – a campus location organizers hope students make their first stop when the first signs of personal crisis arise.

Student research eyes probiotic food access

Student research eyes probiotic food access

Non-dairy alternatives for the creation of a life-sustaining probiotic yogurt may offer a new affordable option to African communities that have come to depend on the product, all thanks to the work of a group of seven student researchers.

Depression drives substance use during pregnancy

Depression drives substance use during pregnancy

The discovery that depression is the single largest driver of substance use during pregnancy – more important than education, income, or age – highlights the need for greater supports for the mental health of mothers-to-be, according to Western researchers.

Study explores women’s literary links to gossip

Study explores women’s literary links to gossip

Brescia University College professor Heather Kirk is exploring the gossip – and slander-driven characterization of tragic heroines early 17th Century French tragedies. The research is an effort to understand better the historical roots and reasons behind stereotypes that remain today.

Wax on, wax off, wax nostalgic

Wax on, wax off, wax nostalgic

Pain does not exist in this dojo? Or does it? Find our when Jamie Seabrook takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Music Hall celebrates Smoke for lifetime in song

Music Hall celebrates Smoke for lifetime in song

Mary Lou Smoke was surprised enough to learn she was being inducted into the Forest City London Music Hall of Fame. But she never could have imagined the text she received on her way to accept her Lifetime Achievement Award.

Air pollution linked to pre-term, smaller babies

Air pollution linked to pre-term, smaller babies

Babies are much more likely to be born prematurely or underweight if exposed to high levels of air pollution in the womb, according to a new study released today. The study of pregnant women in Southwestern Ontario showed even a one-part-per-billion increase in sulfur...

New food guide rightly eschews serving sizes: Western expert

New food guide rightly eschews serving sizes: Western expert

The evolution of Canada’s Food Guide to a plate full of three food categories – plus a glass of water – represents a positive step towards healthy, ‘flexetarian’ eating, says a leading Western expert on diet and nutrition.

Remembering the Montreal 14

Remembering the Montreal 14

Students, faculty and staff gathered solemnly at different places on campus Thursday to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.