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Founded in 1878, Western University in London, Ontario is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, combining academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in the arts, humanities, engineering, sciences, health sciences, social sciences, business and law. With research collaborations on every continent and students and faculty trained far and wide, Western is actively engaged internationally. Western’s campus community is comprised of more than 38,000 students from 127 countries, 3,800 faculty and staff and 294,000 alumni in 154 countries. Western offers nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 11 faculties, a School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and three affiliated university colleges. Western is proud to provide Canada’s best student experience.

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XBB.1.5 menyebar dengan cepat ke seluruh dunia dan kemungkinan akan menjadi subvarian COVID-19 dominan berikutnya. (Shutterstock)

FAQ terkait COVID-19 subvarian XBB.1.5: Apa itu? Di mana banyak ditemukan? Apa bedanya dengan Omicron? Apakah sebabkan sakit serius? Bagaimana lindungi diri? Kenapa dinamai ‘Kraken’?

XBB.1.5 dianggap sama-sama mampu menyebabkan penyakit serius pada lansia dan orang dengan gangguan kekebalan dibandingkan dengan subvarian Omicron yang menjadi perhatian sebelumnya.
XBB.1.5 is rapidly spreading across the globe and will likely become the next dominant COVID-19 subvariant. (Shutterstock)

FAQ on COVID-19 subvariant XBB.1.5: What is it? Where is it prevalent? How does it differ from Omicron? Does it cause serious illness? How can I protect myself? Why is it nicknamed ‘Kraken’?

The XBB.1.5 subvariant — nicknamed ‘Kraken’ — is arguably the most genetically rich and most transmissible SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariant yet.
A new act in Canada bans non-citizens, non-permanent residents and foreign commercial enterprises from buying Canadian residential properties. (Shutterstock)

Canada’s ban on foreign homebuyers is unlikely to affect housing affordability

Since foreign owners only represent a tiny segment of the housing market, it’s unlikely that Canada’s new ban on foreign homebuyers will make homes more affordable for Canadians.
NFL player Damar Hamlin’s injury during a game on Jan. 2 may have been a heart injury called commotio cordis. Researchers are working on ways to prevent this rare but often fatal sports injury. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

Damar Hamlin injury: Was it commotio cordis? How to prevent a potentially fatal blow to the heart in young athletes

Commotio cordis is the result of blunt trauma to the heart, and is one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac death in youth sports. Improvements in protective equipment may help prevent it.
Représentation artistique du Canadarm3, le système robotisé intelligent canadien, à l’extérieur de la station spatiale lunaire Gateway. (Agence spatiale canadienne, NASA)

Les innovations spatiales canadiennes sont essentielles aux missions Artemis

Les technologies et les innovations spatiales canadiennes occupent une place importante dans les missions Artemis, et cette participation reflète notre rôle toujours plus marqué dans cette nouvelle ère d’exploration lunaire.
The HIV prevention drug cabotegravir, which is delivery by injection every eight weeks, is not yet available in Canada. (Shutterstock)

Long-acting injectable PrEP is a big step forward in HIV prevention

The next step in HIV prevention — long-acting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) — is not yet available in Canada, a year after its approval in the U.S.
El pesimismo filosófico no es todo pesimismo: se trata de explicar y afrontar los orígenes, la prevalencia y la ubicuidad del sufrimiento. MedRocky / Shutterstock

Dejemos de despreciar el pesimismo: forma parte de ser humano

El pesimismo, tal y como lo exploró el filósofo Schopenhauer, ofrece herramientas para aceptar la idea de que negarse a perseguir implacablemente la felicidad es quizá la actitud más razonable.
A virology lab researcher works to develop a test that will detect the P.1 variant of the coronavirus, in São Paulo, Brazil, in March 2021. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Why we need open-source science innovation — not patents and paywalls

In open-source endowed research positions, professors release all of their intellectual property. Surveys of academics in the U.S. and Canada find most like the idea.
La ministre des Affaires étrangères Mélanie Joly en conférence de presse en compagnie du ministre de la Sécurité publique Marco Mendocino à Vancouver, le 27 novembre 2022. La Presse canadienne/Darryl Dyck

Stratégie du Canada pour l’Indo-Pacifique : distance avec la Chine, mais l’obsession pour le « miracle asiatique » demeure

Si les liens avec les régimes démocratiques de la région indopacifique doivent avoir un sens, le Canada doit se tourner vers les démocraties, et pas seulement vers les partenaires plus riches.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly responds to questions at a news conference as Public Safety Minister Marco Mendocino listens in Vancouver on Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy: The same old starry-eyed thinking about Asian trade

If ties to democratic regimes in the Indo-Pacific region are to mean anything, Canada must look to smaller, poorer democracies and not only to the obvious partners — and become a human rights advocate.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping after taking part in the closing session at the G20 Leaders Summit in Bali, Indonesia on Nov. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Why did Xi scold Trudeau? Maybe because Canada spent years helping China erode human rights

Xi Jinping thought he could chastise Justin Trudeau because this is the lesson the Jean Chrétien and Stephen Harper governments had conveyed: Don’t take us seriously when we talk about rights.
The cost of assessment prevents some students, who self-identify as having a disability, from pursuing an assessment and diagnosis that would allow them to claim formal accommodations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne

How accessibility for disabled university students can benefit all students

A survey of disabled students found that some university accommodations they value became more widespread in the pandemic, like flexible course deadlines.
A florist hands a curbside order to a customer during the Valentine’s Day rush in Almonte, Ont., in February 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Compassion has won out when it comes to Canadian support for COVID-19 financial aid

New research suggests Canadians were more likely to support Ottawa’s COVID-19 financial aid if they recognized others were dealing with financial struggles, no matter their own economic situation.

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