Health Studies
Embracing a great laugh out loud

Embracing a great laugh out loud

You’ll soon discover a lot of things make him laugh out loud – including Laugh Out Loud – when Western professor Jason Gilliland takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Study: ‘Loyalty points’ can fuel physical activity

Study: ‘Loyalty points’ can fuel physical activity

Relatively small financial incentives – as little as pennies a day – and goal-setting can increase physical activity, according to a Western-led study published today in the journal JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Study eyes gap in aiding fall-prone seniors

Study eyes gap in aiding fall-prone seniors

A newly published study shows London-area paramedics are spending at least a month’s worth of time each year literally picking up seniors who have called emergency services after a fall.

Proposing cutting-edged solutions to combat health inequities

Proposing cutting-edged solutions to combat health inequities

The Health Care Challenge is a student competition run by the Health Studies Students’ Association (HSSA) where Health Sciences students – in tandem with students from Psychology, Geography, BMOS and Ivey Business School – present proposals about building a resilient...

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Eighteen winners, representing five different faculties, have been awarded Western’s highest honours for inspiring active and deep learning. This year’s winners join a company of teachers nearly a quarter-century strong.

Competition to design resilient health systems

Competition to design resilient health systems

In its fourth year, The Health Care Challenge – a student competition run by the Health Studies Students’ Association (HSSA) – is gearing up to tackle the issue of resiliency in health-care systems. On Saturday, students from the Faculty of Health Sciences – in tandem...

Caregiver support, training at heart of initiative

Caregiver support, training at heart of initiative

Marie Savundranayagam wants to dispel the notion that ‘person-centered care’ is merely a patient-focused approach. In health-care settings, she stressed, both the patient and their caregiver must figure into the equation. And it’s this patient-caregiver relationship...

Smaller cities offer different insights into sex work

Smaller cities offer different insights into sex work

Treena Orchard believes the size of the city should not matter for sex workers seeking a safer, healthier environment. And now, after wrapping her most recent study, the Health Studies professor hopes communities across southwestern Ontario will evolve how they help...

Scholars named among Royal Society elite

Scholars named among Royal Society elite

Eight Western professors have been named among the nation’s top scholars in the arts, humanities and sciences by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), including six newly named Fellows and two New Scholars. James Grier, Paul Potter, Gregor Reid, David Shoesmith, Xueliang...

Lab accelerates aging process for understanding

Lab accelerates aging process for understanding

Health Studies professor Aleksandra Zecevic decided to take a risk with her Aging Body course. In order to realize the impact of the physiological changes of aging, she challenged her third-year students to create a mobile simulation lab.

Research teams backed with nearly $20 million

Research teams backed with nearly $20 million

Western and Lawson Health Research Institute researchers recently received a financial boost from the Government of Ontario as 20 projects are now being backed by the Ontario Research Fund (ORF).

Zecevic earns Brightspace Innovation Award

Zecevic earns Brightspace Innovation Award

Health Studies professor Aleksandra Zecevic has been named one of five North American winners of the 2015 Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and D2L announced this week. The annual...

Two students named among 3M Fellows

Two students named among 3M Fellows

Western undergraduate students Justine Baek and Nicola Paviglianiti have been named among 10 3M National Student Fellowship Award recipients, 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) announced today. Introduced in 2012, the 3M...

Western researchers take lead on violence prevention

Western researchers take lead on violence prevention

Western researchers will be at the forefront of preventing, detecting and combating family violence and child abuse as part of a 10-year, $100-million investment by the federal government. PreVAiL – Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan Research Network – will serve...

Visiting scholar reconnecting cities and an aging population

Visiting scholar reconnecting cities and an aging population

Don’t blame Stefanie Kuhn for sweating the small stuff. “I’m artsy and I love detail. I notice all the little details – all of them,” said Kuhn, a visiting graduate research scholar in the Faculty of Health Sciences. “In architecture, you get to be a bit of a...

Class looks to make campus kindness contagious

Class looks to make campus kindness contagious

Last week, students in Health Sciences professor Jennifer Irwin’s Health Promotions class went on an unusual field trip – one they asked for, planned and executed on their own. With a goal of spreading compassion across campus, the class – comprised of 350 second-year...

Student innovators bring classroom project to life at SickKids

Earlier this year, Western Health Studies students Ashleigh Davis, Bridget Shaver, Dilshaan Panjwani and Joseph Tropiano joined together to work on an assignment for Ivey Business School professor Anne Snowdon’s Health Innovation and Leadership class.