Health Sciences
Study: Rewards apps get Canadians moving

Study: Rewards apps get Canadians moving

Recent Western-led research has shown that the use of commercial apps providing small but immediate financial incentives can help people increase their activity levels over the long term, especially among those who are the least active.

Study: Online tool help combat partner violence

Study: Online tool help combat partner violence

Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence benefited from the use of a personalized digital lifeline linking them to information, supports and help, according to a new study into the use of the online tool co-developed by a Western researcher.

Self-policing not working in Canadian sport

Self-policing not working in Canadian sport

Ideally, Sport Canada’s new suite of safe sport policies should be seen as a positive step towards addressing public concerns about harassment, abuse and discrimination in sport. Yet, recent signs suggest the system is failing its victims.

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.

Zecevic named 3M National Teaching Fellow

Zecevic named 3M National Teaching Fellow

Health Studies professor Aleksandra Zecevic has been name a 2020 3M National Teaching Fellow, widely seen as the top national award for teaching leadership at the postsecondary level. The award is sponsored by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).

Deacon brings education, sport passions to Senate

Deacon brings education, sport passions to Senate

While the long-time educator, administrator, coach, and amateur sport advocate was an avid follower of current events and a voracious reader, Marty Deacon, MA’82, BEd’84, didn’t consider herself a politician. Until one day when the prime minister called.

Research turns trauma healing into art form

Research turns trauma healing into art form

Western professors Tara Mantler and Kimberley Jackson were co-investigators in a study that identified cognitive behavioural therapy as helpful for traumatized mothers-to-be. They then had that research translated to visual art and poetry.

Orchard: Gen Z opts hookups over lockdowns

Orchard: Gen Z opts hookups over lockdowns

As we lick our Valentine’s Day card envelopes and slip into something more comfortable, Health Studies professor Treena Orchard says it’s a good time to ponder our sexual relationships.

What the coronavirus emergency declaration means for Canada

What the coronavirus emergency declaration means for Canada

As of this writing, there have been three confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV Ontario, and one in British Columbia. Public health officials continue to stress that the risk of infection in Canada is low. So what does the emergency declaration mean for Canadians and Canada’s role internationally?

Museum London marks century of nursing education

Museum London marks century of nursing education

A new Museum London exhibit highlights a century of nursing education in London. Throughout the exhibit, the common theme is that educating nursing professionals was – and is – about public health, bedside care and solid research.

Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

For six years, Craig Saari, BA’01 (Kinesiology), BEd’02, has been president, coach, manager, troubleshooter and mobilizer at the Forest City Velodrome as part of a large team of volunteers/members who also love to cycle.

Grant bolsters Western-led MSK network

Grant bolsters Western-led MSK network

Patients suffering the effects of musculoskeletal problems like arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, and more may find relief closer than ever thanks to a federal multi-million dollar investment in a Western-led research network.

Centre targets societal impact of Olympic Games

Centre targets societal impact of Olympic Games

With six months until the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Kinesiology professor Angela Schneider is ready to light a cauldron of change at Western as the Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies.

Study: Exercise boosts memory like caffeine 

Study: Exercise boosts memory like caffeine 

Brisk walks – even as short as 20 minutes – can provide your working memory just as much pep as that morning cup of coffee. In fact, that same recent study showed, that exercise may also reduce the negative effects of caffeine withdrawal like headaches, fatigue and crankiness.     

NHL’s culture problems have policy solutions

NHL’s culture problems have policy solutions

Allegations about harassment, abuse and discrimination in hockey have rocked the sport over the past few weeks. Yet there is a curious silence as to how Sport Canada’s new suite of ‘safe sport’ policies can help clean up the mess.

Senior independent living at centre of research

Senior independent living at centre of research

Seniors across Ontario may soon be building healthier lives and stronger communities right at home, thanks to the efforts of Western researchers and colleagues across the province focused on helping seniors live independently as long as possible.

Bolstered mother-child bonds at heart of research

Bolstered mother-child bonds at heart of research

While treating postpartum depression itself doesn’t always end up benefiting the mother/child relationship, Nursing professor Panagiota Tryphonopoulos is looking at ways to bolster this critical bond.

Research explores state of migrant worker protections

Research explores state of migrant worker protections

Federal protections lacking in clarity, accessibility and enforcement are leaving thousands of migrant workers across Canada open to exploitation, and in some cases putting their health and lives at risk to maintain employment, according to a Western researcher.