Health Sciences in the News

  • Everyone loses when you boycott the Olympic Games

    March 01, 2021
    Angela Schneider, Director of Western's International Centre for Olympic Studies, was a guest on CBC Radio's Sunday Magazine and discussed Canada's moral obligation to call out China ahead of the 2022 Winter Games, but not by punishing our athletes in a boycott.

  • Combatting the pain and disability of arthritis

    February 05, 2021
    Western, and Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid, are leading the way in helping improve the quality of life for those living with hand osteoarthritis.

  • Older caregivers struggling with extra burdens of home care during COVID-19

    February 03, 2021
    Nursing professor Anna Garnett, along with co-authors from McMaster and the University of Manitoba, penned a column for The Conversation that takes a look at how older caregivers are struggling with the extra burden of home care during COVID-19.

  • Alternate type of sugery may prevent knee replacement

    February 03, 2021
    A study co-led by Physical Therapy professor Trevor Birmingham has shown that an under-used type of knee surgery – a procedure called a high tibial osteotomy – may reduce the need for total knee replacement.

  • Nursing professor named to London's Mayor's Honour List

    January 26, 2021
    Nursing professor Abe Oudshoorn was recognized among a distinguished group of Londoners for his significant contributions to the community by being named to the 2020 City of London Mayor's New Year's Honour List.

  • Physical Therapy professor earns Canada Research Chair appointment

    January 26, 2021
    Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid was one of four Western faculty members recently named to Canada Research Chair positions for their global leadership in their respective fields. Joy will hold the Tier 1 CRC in Musculoskeletal Health Outcomes and Knowledge Translation. Joy’s work focuses on new approaches to orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal rehabilitation that integrate both technological advances and patient-centred factors.