Health Studies
Helping students weather coronavirus storm fallout

Helping students weather coronavirus storm fallout

In a rapid response to COVID-19, universities moved classes online and brought campus life to a sudden halt for thousands of final-year undergraduates. The fallout from this has the potential to exacerbate the existential despair that many young people may be experiencing or turn this into a traumatic loss.

Researcher drives voices for WHO Roadmap

Researcher drives voices for WHO Roadmap

Health Studies professor Elysée Nouvet is currently leading a qualitative study as part of the COVID-19 Research Roadmap, a social science working group convened by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Network unites students in disaster resiliency efforts

Network unites students in disaster resiliency efforts

Western students and their Cuban peers will be at the forefront of understanding how communities can better withstand the worst Mother Nature has to offer thanks to a new scholars network designed to offer on-the-ground opportunities for young researchers.

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).

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?

Awards honour excellence among us

Awards honour excellence among us

Demonstrating dedication from faculties to research, from libraries to technology, presented here are winners of the 2019 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.

Kindness key for OCUFA award honoree Irwin

Kindness key for OCUFA award honoree Irwin

Health Studies professor Jennifer Irwin has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations.

Orchard: Comments signal rise of far-right feminist-backlash

Orchard: Comments signal rise of far-right feminist-backlash

As a woman seeking fun and romance, I found my Bumble journey quite frustrating. But as a researcher interested in gender, sexuality and digital dating practices, I found it fascinating. What I didn’t expect was the volume of angry comments from mostly male readers.

Training gives control back to the caregivers

Training gives control back to the caregivers

Delivering proper care to thousands living with dementia means personal-support workers must understand more than patients’ medical histories – they need to know the people behind them.

Western, city pedal hard for cycling survey

Western, city pedal hard for cycling survey

Western and the City of London are looking for the thoughts of all commuters as they relate to bicycling in order to understand behaviour and attitudes toward the transportation option in London.

Three named Teaching Innovation fellows

Three named Teaching Innovation fellows

Efforts to look deeper into classroom learning styles and farther into the cosmos have been lauded with a Fellowship in Teaching Innovation, the Western Centre for Teaching and Learning announced today.

Study looks to put engaged-learning to test

Study looks to put engaged-learning to test

Despite the presence of engaged learning in classrooms for almost a decade, neither professors nor administrators truly know the impact of it has on post-graduation career paths – until now.

Zecevic: Teaching about learning together

Zecevic: Teaching about learning together

Aleksandra Zecevic remembers it clearly. “I got the parking lot and I said to myself, ‘I am so happy to be here to have a job where I interact with young people all my life.”