Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Easy to become an enemy when speaking truth

Easy to become an enemy when speaking truth

Ibsen’s play, ‘An Enemy of the People?,’ is a telling example of how revisiting classic literature can offer timely, prescient and compelling insights of enduring value.

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.’

Nature site shows kids their wildlife neighbours

Nature site shows kids their wildlife neighbours

John Drew, BEd’07, BA’02, and Brock University professor Kendra Coulter, Huron BA’02 (Scholar’s Elective), recently created Animal Neighbours, a new website designed to teach kids about the animal world around them.

Study: Why your child isn’t sleeping – and how to fix it

Study: Why your child isn’t sleeping – and how to fix it

A Western-led study has identified the 10 biggest risk factors causing sleep issues among children – and its authors are offering exasperated parents research-backed insights into helping little ones get the rest they need.

Global study explores pregnancy during pandemic  

Global study explores pregnancy during pandemic  

A new Western-led study will investigate how mothers are dealing with stress before, during and after their pregnancies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the short- and long-term effects this moment in human history has on moms and their newborn babies.      

New site helps data tell COVID-19 story in real time

New site helps data tell COVID-19 story in real time

There were rich sources of information on COVID-19 out there. But while all that data had plenty to say about the times we are living in, it still took Grace Yi and her colleagues to help tell its story.

Future signaled in combined PhD candidacy

Future signaled in combined PhD candidacy

Jacqueline Keuper, MSC’17, did not intend to be a pioneer. But the more she thought about the possibilities, the more she realized becoming Western’s first combined PhD candidate made sense.

Study eyes manufacturer agility during COVID-19

Study eyes manufacturer agility during COVID-19

How many manufacturers in the province have converted production in the bigger battle against COVID-19, and how have they managed to pivot so quickly? Those are the key questions Western researchers hope to answer as they conduct an inventory of Ontario manufacturers dedicating at least part of their production capacity to new processes and products.

Why FaceTime can’t replace face time

Why FaceTime can’t replace face time

As researchers interested in digital health and newly emerging technologies, we are concerned with how new face-to-face digital technologies can improve and alter relationships with ourselves and those around us.

Algae tasked with producing COVID-19 test kits

Algae tasked with producing COVID-19 test kits

Researchers at Western and Suncor are teaming up to use algae as a way to produce serological test kits for COVID-19 – a new process that overcomes shortfalls of existing processes while saving money.

Pandemic offers pause, not end, to globalization

Pandemic offers pause, not end, to globalization

It’ll take more than a pandemic to stop the march of globalization. In fact, it might be the offshoots of globalization that help humanity combat this and other global threats.

Graduate students ‘Zoom’ to their own defense

Graduate students ‘Zoom’ to their own defense

It was a challenge unlike anything the university had ever seen, yet one the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) moved to address almost immediately by providing a unique virtual venue to cap graduate students’ university careers.

Isolation stress can test those with addictions

Isolation stress can test those with addictions

Across Canada, people who face addiction and mental-health issues are coming to terms with a new reality – an uncertain future with a period of physical distancing to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Doctor issues dispatches from Italian front

Doctor issues dispatches from Italian front

The escalating COVID_19 situation in Italy motivated Dr. Fabio Salerno, a nephrologist and PhD Candidate at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, to return to his home country last week to help care for patients and support his health-care colleagues.