covid19
Panicked consumers seek control amid the crisis

Panicked consumers seek control amid the crisis

Empty shelves once filled with rolls and rolls of toilet paper. It is one of the more enduring – and strange – images of the COVID-19 crisis in Canada. But scenes like these are not uncommon in times of stress as they are all products of the often irrational consumer mind, according to a Western Consumer Behaviour expert.

Student team delivers during COVID-19 crisis

Student team delivers during COVID-19 crisis

A volunteer group of Western students has set up a grocery shop-and-delivery service for Londoners who have self-quarantined or are at high risk of COVID-19 infection.

President’s statement on COVID-19 effort, March 12

Western President Alan Shepard released the following statement today on the university’s response to the evolving COVID-19 situation. *   *   * Colleagues, The health and safety of our campus community is always my top priority. I am writing to provide an important...

Expert centres ethics in WHO coronavirus efforts

Expert centres ethics in WHO coronavirus efforts

As the death toll from coronavirus tops 2,600, the global community continues to grapple with urgent medical questions. But the health crisis has spawned an equally pressing ethical debate.