Using Statistics Canada data, professor Rachel Margolis found a policy change to parental benefits in Quebec led to a 6-per-cent decrease in separation and divorce among heterosexual couples.
With Canada moving to welcome more immigrants, a Western study reports that the age of a family’s eldest child is a key factor in retaining new families.
Men, non-immigrants, younger adults and people living in rural areas are the Canadians most likely to resist COVID-19 safety measures, according to a Western analysis.
The ethics of emergency use vaccines during Africa’s ebola crisis can guide how Canada eventually authorizes vaccines for COVID-19, says a new paper co-authored at Western.
Americans with university degrees or higher level of education endure substantially less pain than those who are less educated, according to an international study led by Western University.
From the final words of a civil-rights leader to the antics of the Rosebud Hotel, Lauren Barr finds inspiration and a smile on Read. Watch. Listen.
Sociology professor Janice Forsyth called the Washington NFL franchise’s decision to change its controversial nickname “a clear example of ‘money talks.’”
Western Sociology professor Laura Huey has co-founded #CrimComm, a new virtual community where criminology researchers share ways to improve communication with each other and the world. The over-arching intent is to spread their science to more policy-makers, police, peers and the public.
For the first time in the nation’s history, Canada is home to more senior citizens than children – a never-before-seen demographic shift with implications across all aspects of society for years to come.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers have joined forces for a first-time look at family-leave policies across the country in an effort to create more consistent and equitable systems for all Canadian families with children.
By making creative use of health and census data, we now know that Black and immigrant communities in Canada are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
Even though Canada lost more than a million jobs in March, the months that follow may prove even more challenging, warned Western experts.
Eight exceptional faculty members have been awarded Western’s highest honours for leading and inspiring their students. Collectively and individually, they exemplify the heart of excellence in teaching – and their influence has stretched across faculties, disciplines and decades.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual community members continue to find themselves on the lower end of the pay scale when compared to their heterosexual male counterparts – findings one researcher says could support the inclusion of sexual orientation in employment equity legislation.
Cupid seems to be working overtime in Canada – and, thanks to one Western researcher, we have the data to prove it for the first time in a decade.
Law enforcement agencies across the country could have a new partner in creating safer communities thanks to a Western-led partnership introducing academic research and big data into policing.
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.
What researcher Anna Zajacova discovered about the health outcomes of people who completed some postsecondary education, but never graduated, may lead to new insights into how higher education levels impact lives.
Western community members Candace Brunette-Debassige and Jerry White were named among seven honourees earning Atlohsa Peace Awards for their contributions in the spirit of truth and reconciliation.
Two Western scholars – Lauren Flynn of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and Janice Forsyth of Sociology – were named among the newest members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.