Research News

  • Cross-border love a complex affair

    February 16, 2018
    Kate Choi is researching how international migration alters marriage choices in both origin and destination countries – pioneering ways of studying the consequences of international migration.
  • CIHR grant supports research of motor learning by observing

    January 31, 2018
    Can you learn by watching? Paul Gribble thinks so. He has received a CIHR grant to research sensory motor neuroplasticity and motor learning by observing.
  • New book gets to the heart of the matter

    January 30, 2018
    The heart is physically and symbolically one of the most important organs in the human body. As such, efforts to repair or replace hearts are celebrated among the highest achievements in modern medicine. Shelley McKellar examined the history of these efforts in two recent works.
  • Prehistoric women more powerful than today’s top female athletes

    January 25, 2018
    Prehistoric women had stronger arms than even today’s top female athletes, according to the first study to compare their relative bone strength, conducted by Jay Stock and colleagues.
  • Research project is a sound collaboration

    January 25, 2018
    A new collaboration is bringing together researchers from across Western, with the goal of changing how people hear the world around them.
  • Sabin examines the role of religion in Canadian politics

    January 24, 2018
    Does religion play a role in Canadian politics? For many, this question may seem out of place in Canadian political discourse. But Jerald Sabin, along with his colleagues found that religion does have an impact on Canadian politics.