Psychology
Top honours for graduate students

Top honours for graduate students

For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized outstanding students across Canada. The Gold Medals are awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level. Three Western graduates are among the recipients of Gold Medals this year....

Read. Watch. Listen. with Mel Goodale

Read. Watch. Listen. with Mel Goodale

Transport yourself beyond pandemic isolation and into parallel worlds both near and far when Western neuroscientist Mel Goodale takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Newcomer program preps for post-pandemic realities

Newcomer program preps for post-pandemic realities

New federal funding will help a Western-led program continue exploring welcoming environments for newcomers, even as Canada’s attitudes toward new immigrants will surely be tested by the economic and social uncertainty of a post-pandemic world.

Study: Post-pandemic mental health wave coming

Study: Post-pandemic mental health wave coming

Canadian mental health has taken a severe hit during the pandemic with the nation seeing exploding rates of anxiety and depression, increased use of alcohol and drugs, and difficulty accessing important supports, according to a recent survey from Mental Health Research Canada.

Study: Why your child isn’t sleeping – and how to fix it

Study: Why your child isn’t sleeping – and how to fix it

A Western-led study has identified the 10 biggest risk factors causing sleep issues among children – and its authors are offering exasperated parents research-backed insights into helping little ones get the rest they need.

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Study finds consensual nonmonogamy a ‘healthy’ option

Study finds consensual nonmonogamy a ‘healthy’ option

Consensual nonmonogamy within a relationship showed only positive outcomes on life satisfaction and relationship quality for the primary partners in a romantically involved couple – leading researchers to believe it to be healthy, viable relationship option.