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Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. From fundamental to applied discovery and other scholarly activities, its scholars advance knowledge that provides tangible benefits for the economic, social, health and cultural development of citizens in London, in Canada and around the world.

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The Lou Marsh Trophy builds on a racist legacy, tainting the award's meaning

The Lou Marsh Trophy was named after the famous sports journalist and editor. But Marsh's sports coverage of racialized athletes was problematic — should this prompt a renaming of the award?

Why it matters that British Columbians buy earthquake insurance; Washingtonians don’t

Even though Canadians and Americans living in the Pacific Northwest share the same earthquake risk, far more Canadians than American homeowners buy earthquake insurance. Why?

Voyez-vous le meilleur ou le pire chez votre partenaire ? Tout dépend de la couleur de vos lunettes !

L’image que l’on se fait de notre partenaire influence nos interactions et la façon dont nous interprétons ses comportements. La relation dépend de nos lunettes, qui sont sombres ou teintées de rose.

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