covid19
Students display smiles amid pandemic protection

Students display smiles amid pandemic protection

Developed by a pair of Western students, Smile Masks are partly transparent face coverings that allow the wearer to speak, emote and make themselves understood by people who need to both see and hear you.

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.

BLM movement finds new urgency, allies because of COVID-19

BLM movement finds new urgency, allies because of COVID-19

COVID-19 has exacerbated the problems of racial injustice, isolation, frustration and stagnation and caused higher unemployment, which provides the time to air these grievances. When coupled with mixed messages from elites, the spark lit a fire that continues to burn.

App bridges need by matching volunteers, seniors

App bridges need by matching volunteers, seniors

Living a too-distant border away from his grandmother, Medical Sciences/Biology student Harshil Shah worried about how some isolated, elderly people were managing without the help they needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Study investigates virtual learning impact on families

Study investigates virtual learning impact on families

The Western-led LEAP (Learning, Education, and the Pandemic) study aims to assess family experiences with learning during COVID-19. Specifically, Western Education researchers are exploring how family stress and virtual learning during the pandemic impacted students’ education.

Study explores strain on dementia patient care partners

Study explores strain on dementia patient care partners

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has further strained care partners of those living with dementia to the point where they are having trouble balancing care for their loved ones with their own self-care, resulting in physical and emotional exhaustion, health problems, and feelings of anxiety, depression and irritability.

Sitting more during COVID-19 hurting your health

Sitting more during COVID-19 hurting your health

There are things we can do to make ‘sitting less’ easier. Here are some practical strategies that I’ve found to be useful for my participants to leave you in ‘good standing.’

Pandemic forces cancellation of fall sport seasons

Pandemic forces cancellation of fall sport seasons

University sports regular- and post-season games across the country have been canceled for the fall term due to concerns about the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, and fans during the ongoing pandemic, U SPORTS and Ontario University Athletics (OUA) announced June 8.

Student idea may box out infection during intubation

Student idea may box out infection during intubation

A student’s idea – brought from concept to testing by a host of Western experts – has the potential to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and lead to a safer working environment for health-care professionals.

Project targets climate resilience post-COVID-19

Project targets climate resilience post-COVID-19

Geography professor emeritus Gord McBean has received a SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant to look at how communities across Canada can advance climate-resilience to reduce the risk of adverse climate impacts and damage.

Surgery puts COVID-19 patients at higher risk

Surgery puts COVID-19 patients at higher risk

COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery face increased risks of pulmonary complications or even death when compared to those not suffering from the disease, according to a recent international study.