Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Your emotions are the new hot commodity

Your emotions are the new hot commodity

The potential to improve our emotional traits and skills through apps appears limitless. While there is nothing wrong with pursuing a more fulfilling emotional life, there is a danger in being blinded by the quest for happiness.

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.

Alumna finds happiness by degrees on campus, in life

Alumna finds happiness by degrees on campus, in life

Gillian Mandich is relentlessly upbeat. It’s not that she has led a carefree, stress-free life. It’s just that Mandich works hard at happiness, having trained herself to treat it as a necessary state of life, not a fleeting state of mind.

Student’s story capable of building a nation

Student’s story capable of building a nation

Earlier this year, the Ecuadorian government named Lisbeth Pino, MPH’18, among its ‘Women Who Build Ecuador,’ a designation the country reserved for pioneers who “leave their stories in time, which cause breezes that will become new winds of hope and equality.”

Temertys to grads: Persevere, give back

Temertys to grads: Persevere, give back

As philanthropists Jim and Louise Temerty see it, the most important thing is to give back. During the morning session of Western’s 312th Convocation, they urged graduates to persevere and give their time.

Western’s Special Olympics legacy grows

Western’s Special Olympics legacy grows

Western is poised to lead international research on how sports benefits people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, through a $1.5-million donation honouring Special Olympics pioneer Frank Hayden.

Project turns Focus to mental health

Project turns Focus to mental health

One Western student’s passion for photography is now helping some of the country’s most vulnerable kids capture a crystal-clear snapshot of their own mental health. Gabrielle Foss, a National Scholar pursuing a dual degree in Health Science and Business at Western, is...

Committing to ‘Big’ opportunities for all

Committing to ‘Big’ opportunities for all

For Maddie McFadden and her Little Sister, it can be about making cupcakes or simply hanging out at the playground. “It’s about what they want to do,” said the fourth-year Kinesiology student. “She can chat to me about her teacher, her class and what’s going on in her...

Laschinger, leading nursing researcher, dies at 71

Laschinger, leading nursing researcher, dies at 71

Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing professor Heather Laschinger, who received both a Distinguished University Professor and the Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research, died on Oct. 29 due to complications from a prolonged illness. She was 71. Laschinger is...

Training tool to aid in better ear disease diagnoses

Training tool to aid in better ear disease diagnoses

Sometimes, as a team of Western students can attest, it takes a new set of eyes on a problem to find a solution for the ears. The five-person team, including four Western students and an alumnus, created a winning commercialization plan for OtoTrain, a 3D digital...

Research exposes major gaps in HPV vaccine knowledge

Research exposes major gaps in HPV vaccine knowledge

Up to 80 per cent of sexually active people will get an HPV (human papillomavirus) infection during their lifetime. And the prevalence peak of HPV infection occurs in the 18-24 age group – that is, university-aged individuals. However, according to one Western...

Nursing thesis tops September downloads

Nursing thesis tops September downloads

According to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Western’s Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository had 38,534 full-text downloads and 162 new submissions posted in September. The five most popular theses were: Barriers to Education in Homeless...