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Environment - Economics / Business - 02.12.2022

Health - Computer Science - 02.12.2022
Solving problems leads to widespread impact
Primary care physicians are sending referrals with a keyhole view of the network of specialists available - at great cost to patients - and RelayMD founders Dhvani Patel and Dr. Ali Qamar are pioneering a way to improve the process.

Social Sciences - Innovation - 02.12.2022

Environment - Economics / Business - 02.12.2022
Researchers explore strategies to 'bury' CO2 in concrete buildings
Researchers explore strategies to ’bury’ CO2 in concrete buildings
One of the most powerful tools for mitigating the impact of climate change could be a material that is so common we tend not to think about it very much - concrete.

Linguistics / Literature - Social Sciences - 01.12.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 01.12.2022
Incurable neurodegenerative myelin diseases: a hopeful advance
A study shows that Riluzole could be effective in the treatment of certain leukodystrophies, neurodegenerative diseases that attack the myelin in the brain of young children.

Social Sciences - Event - 01.12.2022

Social Sciences - Health - 30.11.2022
Steep fall in implementation of physical activity policy in Ontario schools
Steep fall in implementation of physical activity policy in Ontario schools
Low on time and confidence, less than a quarter of teachers use DPA guideline, finds survey co-authored by Western researchers Children have become less physically active in school, despite teachers recognizing the importance of daily movement.

Social Sciences - Campus - 30.11.2022
Helping students appreciate their cultural and intersectional identities
Meet Dr. Sandra Lopez-Rocha from the Student Success Office By Tracelyn Cornelius University Relations Born in Mexico, Dr. Sandra Lopez-Rocha has been working in the field of intercultural learning since the mid 1990s, at a time when the field experienced exponential growth.

Health - Campus - 30.11.2022

Religions - Social Sciences - 30.11.2022
Revisiting the colonial narrative around Kateri Tekakwitha
Revisiting the colonial narrative around Kateri Tekakwitha
Drawing on insights from intercultural and decolonial theology, Jean-François Roussel deconstructs the story of the Mohawk saint.

Social Sciences - 30.11.2022
Help for virtuous pedophiles
In his doctoral research in criminology, Étienne Garant is looking at the adaptation mechanisms used by people who acknowledge pedophilic urges but choose not to act on them.

Economics / Business - 29.11.2022
Artificial intelligence needs good data to grow the future
Academics and entrepreneurs invited by Canada's top data steward to partner with government for future growth By Bill Bean University Relations Data is the currency of tomorrow, with boundless opport

Event - 29.11.2022
Controlled exposure to a gambling environment may decrease the desire to gamble
Controlled exposure to a gambling environment may decrease the desire to gamble
The first meta-analysis of the effectiveness of this approach shows very encouraging results for at-risk or pathological gamblers Exposure to an environment associated with gambling may be an effective approach to reducing the desire to gamble.

Environment - Innovation - 29.11.2022
Putting artificial intelligence to accelerate the energy transition in large buildings
Technology perfected by BrainBox AI uses artificial intelligence to help large buildings reduce their CO2 emissions and transition to more sustainable energy sources.

Innovation - 29.11.2022
Creating a technologically inclusive model of disability
Recent philosophy PhD graduate breaking new ground in disability studies By Jon Parsons University Relations Dr. Lynne Sargent's research focuses on what she defines as the "techno-inclusive mo

Campus - 28.11.2022
Recognizing women engineers
Mary Wells, dean of Waterloo Engineering, reflects on the Montreal Massacre and the need for women engineers By Mary Wells Faculty of Engineering December 6, 1989. That day, which cast a shadow on all our campuses, is forever etched in my memory. I was a recent engineering student graduate from McGill University when 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in an antifeminist mass shooting.

Social Sciences - Politics - 28.11.2022
Western PhD students named Vanier scholars
Western PhD students named Vanier scholars
Three Western PhD candidates have been named among 166 nationwide recipients of the 2022-2023 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

Chemistry - Health - 28.11.2022

Social Sciences - Health - 28.11.2022
Promoting the well-being of immigrant children
Psycho-education professor Sarah Dufour and her team get a $1.2-million federal grant to evaluate the Espace Parents program, which promotes parenting skills among newcomers to Quebec.

Pharmacology - Health - 25.11.2022
Understanding antimicrobial resistance
City of Kitchener's Carl Zehr Square goes blue for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week By Milana Madzarac School of Pharmacy Unnecessary use and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobials are increasing the serious problem of antimicrobial resistance.

Social Sciences - Architecture - 25.11.2022
Researchers work with First Nations to create housing self-sufficiency in remote communities
Researchers work with First Nations to create housing self-sufficiency in remote communities
A new partnership will bring several First Nations in Saskatchewan together with a team of researchers from the University of Toronto and Toronto Metropolitan University to develop new pathways toward housing self-sufficiency.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 24.11.2022

History / Archeology - 24.11.2022
Bioarcheologist comes face-to-face with King Tut
Bioarcheologist comes face-to-face with King Tut
Renowned Western researcher Andrew Nelson studies bioarcheology, in part, because it allows him to understand how people lived thousands of years ago.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.11.2022
Sophisticated genomics could give food crops an edge in the arms race against pathogens
In every farmer's field, there's a war going on between crops and a host of bacterial and fungal invaders that cost the global economy more than $220 billion annually.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2022
Developing AI-based therapies to fix the nervous system
Researcher and UdeM professor Guillaume Lajoie is working on projects that use AI to optimize direct interaction with the nervous system for targeted clinical interventions.

Health - 22.11.2022
Supporting an aging population experiencing homelessness: SFU research
Improving supports for older adults who experience homelessness in three major Canadian cities is the focus of an ongoing study led by Simon Fraser University adjunct professor Sarah Canham. The research builds on a pilot study that documented evidence-based interventions in shelter and housing services that support persons with experiences of homelessness for people aged 50 and older in Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary - cities that have seen a dramatic increase in homelessness among the 50+ age group.
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