Canadian kids earned a D-plus from the 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. That was the same grade handed down in 2018.
Boredom comes and goes for us all – especially as we have isolated ourselves from one another for weeks now. But for those facing homelessness, profound boredom has been a way of life that can lead to poor mental health, drug use and even suicide, according to a Western study.
This indefinite span of COVID-19 isolation can be more than a month-long stretch on the couch for kids if parents and guardians are willing to lead the way, according to Western experts in children’s physical activity.
Given the climate in much of Canada, cold, wet or snowy conditions are inescapable for many months of the year. And like it or not, weather and seasonality are a barrier to Canadian children engaging in physical activity. Consequently, we need to find a way to help children (as well as parents and educators) embrace the outdoors and stay active all year round.
Gail Teachman is speaking up for children across Canada – lending her VOICE to give them a voice.
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.
Rethinking how kids go about their day care days, as well as empowering those charged with caring and educating them, may go a long way toward getting kids much-needed physical activity, according to a Western researcher.
Experience a bit of seasonal storytelling, and at least one major ‘Let Down,’ when Occupational Therapy professor Carri Hand takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Homeless individuals in rural areas are offered few options when it comes to assistance in their communities, frequently forcing them into urban centres in search of help. Stopping that flow, however, may create better outcomes for all involved, according to recent Western study.
Linda Miller has been re-appointed as Vice-Provost (School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies) for a three-year term, through June 30, 2022, the Board of Governors announced today.
Saara Bhanji, BA’07, MSc’16, loves preparing people for “the job of living.”
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.
Senior citizens are shaping the way neighbourhoods evolve and grow, all in the name of maintaining deeper connections to their communities as they age, according to one Western researcher’s work inside a pair of London neighbourhoods. “We were looking at how the...
Trish Tucker, a professor in the School of Occupational Therapy, is currently working on a study that aims to increase the physical activity levels of preschoolers during childcare hours.
The World’s Challenge Challenge, a staple of Western’s International Week, sees more than 30 student teams in competition, presenting a unique solution to a global challenge, in front of a panel of judges.
With Baby Boomers comprising the majority of drivers on the road today, a new Master of Clinical Science (MClSc) in Driving Rehabilitation Therapy will become essential training, according to program organizers. “Drivers are getting older. Coming with being older –...
Western’s latest honorees of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) join a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers.
In the fields of medicine and law, Western’s latest Distinguished University Professorship (DUP) winners emulate the motivation behind why the award was created. In honouring faculty who have built a record of excellence in the areas of teaching, research and service over a substantial career at Western, this year’s recipients receive an award of $10,000 to support their scholarly activities and will deliver a public lecture at a future date. This year’s DUP winners are: