Western Law professor Richard McLaren made international headlines this month following the release of a report from an independent commission set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency that he led, which found that Russia operated a state-sponsored doping program for four years across the vast majority of its summer and winter Olympic sports. McLaren was featured in an extensive story by The New York Times, which also included quotes from Western Law Dean W. Iain Scott. The findings were covered by most major media outlets in the world including the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Agence France Presse, CNN and the Washington Post.
A new study by Liana Zanette and Michael Clinchy from Western's Faculty of Science, in collaboration with celebrated Oxford University biologist David Macdonald, shows that smaller carnivores, like European badgers, that may be prey to large carnivores, actually perceive humans as far more frightening. The findings were explored widely internationally by media outlets including the Washington Post, Motherboard, CBC News and the Deccan Herald, one of most widely read English language newspapers in India.
Disorders and addictions such as anorexia nervosa, problem gambling and substance abuse should be viewed as 'passions' in order to be properly treated, according to Louis Charland from Western's Rotman Institute of Philosophy. Visiting the University of Melbourne and Australia's renowned Centre for the History of Emotions in July, the philosopher and health care ethicist shared his findings at a series of lectures and workshops, which were covered favourably by Australian media including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Yahoo News (Australia) and the Special Broadcasting Service.
This month, Western University and the University of Windsor recommitted to an affiliation agreement for the operation of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus for another 10 years. The first affiliation agreement led to the opening of the Windsor Campus in September 2008. Since then, the program has expanded to include postgraduate residents who train in Windsor, the first stages of the development of a research program, an enhanced role in helping to improve healthcare delivery in the community, and a greater role in faculty affairs. The new agreement was covered positively in local media by the Windsor Star, CBC News and AM 800 (CKLW).