Health Sciences in the News

  • Initiative builds academic, personal resilience

    January 21, 2019
    The Smart Healthy Campus initiative, led by Kinesiology professor Kevin Shoemaker, aims to help students feel more connected, more accepted and better equipped to deal with academic and personal change.

  • Learning more about how Syrian refugees are faring in Canada

    January 17, 2019
    A four-year study led by Nursing professor Abe Oudshoorn is underway to learn more about how Syrian refugees are settling in Canada. The research, which began in 2017, has now received federal funding for several more years and includes London, Fredericton and Calgary. (Photo: CBC London)

  • Study: Social media sways exercise motivation

    January 16, 2019
    A new study, led by Western PhD graduate Alison Divine and Physical Therapy professor Susan Hunter, showed that providing supportive physical activity environments within Facebook may be a successful avenue to get students exercising.