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Founded in 1878, Western University in London, Ontario is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, combining academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in the arts, humanities, engineering, sciences, health sciences, social sciences, business and law. With research collaborations on every continent and students and faculty trained far and wide, Western is actively engaged internationally. Western’s campus community is comprised of more than 38,000 students from 127 countries, 3,800 faculty and staff and 294,000 alumni in 154 countries. Western offers nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 11 faculties, a School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and three affiliated university colleges. Western is proud to provide Canada’s best student experience.

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Research shows that grandparents’ involvement in their grandchildren’s lives plays a critically important role in a child’s overall health and development. Mayur Kakade/Moment via Getty Images

Losing a grandmother can have long-lasting mental health effects for kids and adolescents, a new study finds

Models shows that some 4 million people in the US have lost a grandparent to COVID-19. But until now, there has been a dearth of research into the mental health effects of losing a grandparent.
Migrant farm workers were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 because of poor housing conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

For migrant farm workers, housing is not just a determinant of health, but a determinant of death

Poor housing put migrant workers at risk for COVID-19. A federal government consultation on national housing standards is a crucial opportunity to support migrant workers’ health, safety and dignity.
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen behind security fencing on June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Can Americans be shielded from the U.S. Supreme Court?

The combination of crumbling democratic norms in the U.S. Supreme Court appointments process and an ideological court out of step with mainstream America raises questions of how it could be reformed.
Over two dozen states have banned transgender youth from playing sports corresponding to their identity since 2021. (Shutterstock)

U.S. anti-trans laws won’t ‘save women’s sports’

Lawmakers and governing bodies aren’t actively ensuring or promoting equitable access for women and girls. Instead, they’ve chosen to target trans women.
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino holds a press conference in Ottawa in November 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada needs to build more affordable housing for newcomers

Addressing the housing issue by adopting a human right framework put Canada on an accelerated path to meet newcomer families’ housing needs.
Airlines experienced their worst year on record in 2020, with passenger numbers down by 60 per cent compared to 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Air traffic control funding model ravaged by pandemic as industry struggles to recover

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike any crisis, both in terms of depth and duration, and has damaged the aviation industry more than most sectors.
Positive representations of higher-weight women exercising can counter the idealization of thin bodies that is common on social media, while cultivating health-promoting exercise behaviour. (Shutterstock)

Why social media ‘fitspiration’ can fail: Weight-inclusive fitness posts are more likely to motivate young women to exercise

Social media content that positively represents body size, shape and weight diversity may help to address the negative psychological effects of ‘fitspiration’ that depicts narrow body standards.
Caregivers may neglect their own health because they do not have time or energy to care for themselves. (Pexels/Pavel Danilyuk)

Life after a stroke: Family and friends provide nearly all post-hospital care, but who’s caring for the caregivers?

Family and friends provide nearly all the care needed by stroke patients after they leave hospital. Caregiving can be rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming and take a toll on caregivers’ health.
A new study on Canada’s affordability crisis has found that visible minorities have less access to affordable housing than whites in Canada. (Shutterstock)

Ethno-racial minorities in Canada have less access to affordable housing than white people

Ensuring visible minorities have equitable access to affordable housing is an important step in fulfilling the National Housing Strategy’s goal to make affordable housing available to all Canadians.
Video game workers in Edmonton became the first video game union in Canada — and the third in North America — after voting unanimously to unionize this month. (Shutterstock)

Canada’s first video game union shows that labour organizing is on the rise

In an important step for an industry that has been accused of exploitative working conditions for decades, video game workers in Edmonton recently voted to unionize for the first time in Canada.
Particules du virus de la variole du singe agrandies et colorisées. Depuis début mai, plus de 550 cas confirmés d'infection humaine par le virus ont été signalés dans 30 pays. (NIAID)

Variole du singe : comment se transmet-elle ? D’où vient-elle ? Quels sont les symptômes ?

Voici les réponses aux questions les plus courantes sur ce virus apparenté à la variole, notamment sur sa transmission, ses symptômes et l’efficacité du vaccin antivariolique.
Magnified and colourized monkeypox virus particles. Since early May, over 550 confirmed cases of human infection with monkeypox virus have been reported in 30 countries. (NIAID)

Monkeypox FAQ: How is it transmitted? Where did it come from? What are the symptoms? Does smallpox vaccine prevent it?

Recent outbreaks have drawn attention to monkeypox. Get answers to common questions about this relative of the smallpox virus, including transmission, symptoms and effectiveness of smallpox vaccine.

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