Ground-breaking work by Western researchers may soon help golfers with arthritis get a better grip on playing with less pain and more control.
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March 13, 2018

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Arthritic golfers can 'grip it and rip it'

Ground-breaking work by Western researchers may soon help golfers with arthritis get a better grip on playing with less pain and more control.

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Young researchers solving health, science puzzles

Six Western scholars tapped by Ministry of Research Innovation and Science for 2018 Early Researcher Awards.

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Bringing a little bit of Mars, here on Earth

Natalie Allen has set her sights on Mars or, at least, a suitable Earth-based stand-in.

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Meditation program lightens weight of the law

Last semester, Western Law professor Thomas Telfer set a precedent that had nothing to do with any courtroom decision.

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Town-and-gown ties fuel change

The shift from being a nurse, being a front-line service provider in our community, to a full-time academic was a difficult one for me.

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Smoke-free campus

1Day Stand

Western is hosting a 1Day Stand on March 21. The event will take a stand against commercial tobacco products and in support of the universities’s decision to go smoke-free in 2019. A panel discussion on the move is being held in UCC, Room 269 from 12-1pm March 21.

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Human Resources

Health Care Spending Deadline

For employees with Health Care Spending Accounts and Wellness Spending Accounts a reminder that expenses incurred in 2017 must be claimed by March 31.

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Western in the Media

Q&A with Richard McLaren, featured in Oscar-winning doc 'Icarus'

Western law professor Richard McLaren was one of the key sources in 'Icarus', the 2017 film that won the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary.

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New tech may benefit Parkinson’s sufferers

Biomedical Engineering PhD student Yue Zhou of the Wearable Biomechatronics Laboratory Group models a prototype for wearable tremor suppression glove.

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London mom warns of sales reps pushing essential oils as medicine

Dr. Michael Rieder—a pediatric pharmacologist and Western professor—comments on the use of essential oils.

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Can you be in love with two people at once? ‘The Bachelor’ raises the question.

Rhonda Balzarini, a PhD candidate studying polyamorous relationships, weighs in on being in love with two people at once.

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Sancton: We must open web windows to outside world

It’s not news that the People’s Republic of China blocks access by its citizens to many Western websites. We in the West are quick to deplore such blatant censorship.

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