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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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COVID-19 caution fatigue: Why it happens, and 3 ways to prevent it

As the pandemic wears on, some people struggle to keep adhering to restrictions and social distancing guidelines. There are psychological reasons for caution fatigue, and ways to overcome it.

On Zoom, men don’t like feeling watched and judged — but women are used to it

Preliminary research shows that men and women tend to use Zoom differently because gender dynamics influence online activities.

How pharma can build trust in COVID-19 vaccines: Transparency on trials and side-effects

COVID-19 vaccines are at risk of being undermined by vaccine hesitancy. Pharma must take steps to ensure transparency in data monitoring committees and trial data to build public trust in vaccines.

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