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Environment - Campus - 10.08.2022
Opportunity for inclusivity in recreation planning for Protected Areas
Many socio-demographic groupsare underrepresented among visitors to Protected Areas Many socio-demographic groups, such as those with disabilities and minority ethnic communities, are underrepresented among visitors to Protected Areas due to institutional barriers, a new study found. Protected Areas (PA) provide many benefits to visitors, including mental and physical health and environmental knowledge.

Health - Campus - 28.07.2022
Disparities in United States COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
UC San Diego study finds health care facilities serving underrepresented, rural and hardest-hit communities were less likely to administer COVID-19 vaccines during initial rollout When reports showed COVID-19 vaccination rates were lower among racial/ethnic minority groups, most discussions focused on mistrust and misinformation among these populations or their reduced access to health care facilities.

Campus - Social Sciences - 28.07.2022
University institutional communication improves the impact and visibility of scientific work and encourages innovation
University institutional communication improves the impact and visibility of scientific work and encourages innovation
The main benefits perceived by researchers after participating in an institutional communication campaign of their scientific work are that they increase both the visibility and the impact of the research, improve their prestige and foster innovation. These are some of the conclusions of a doctoral thesis presented at the University of Valencia (UV) by the communicator and scientific journalist Francisco Javier Alonso Flores, who analyses the social impact of institutional communication of R&D&i in Spanish universities.

Health - Campus - 28.07.2022
Half of the population of Geneva have antibodies that neutralize the Omicron variants
Half of the population of Geneva have antibodies that neutralize the Omicron variants
A study by the HUG, the UNIGE and the EPFL shows that almost all Genevans (93.8%) have antibodies against SARS-CoV 2 but less than one in two (46.7%) have them against the BA.4/BA. Omicron sub-variants. A study by the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva and the EPFL shows that almost all Genevans (93.8%) have antibodies against SARS-CoV 2, almost three quarters of whom acquired them through an infection.

Campus - 26.07.2022
Researchers suggest ’home remedies’ to increase vaccine supply in Canada before next pandemic
COVID-19 has put a spotlight on Canada's pandemic preparedness, and led some experts and leaders to call for a new public agency that would be in charge of domestic vaccine production to increase self-sufficiency. But Paul Grootendorst , an associate professor at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, says creating such an agency would be more trouble than it's worth.

Campus - Career - 19.07.2022
Delaying retirement age increases the risk of mortality for certain groups
An academic study shows how this measure affects the 60-69 age group and mostly harms employees with low-skilled, physically and psychosocially demanding jobs. Researchers, including Sergi Jimnez-Martn, a UPF full professor of Economics, say allowing flexible retirement plans, such as partial retirement, mitigates the negative effect of delaying retirement.

Campus - 12.07.2022
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Campus - 11.07.2022
Black Households Suffer the Most from Rising Inflation Rates
New research is the first to provide race-specific data on the impacts of inflation and suggests that income inequality in the U.S. is rising faster than current estimates Black households in the U.S. faced higher and more volatile inflation compared to white households from 2004 to 2020, reveals new research from the University of California San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy.

Campus - 11.07.2022
Fighting online child exploitation —researchers identify effective ’attack’ strategies
Researchers are advancing efforts to derail online child exploitation by determining which proactive attack strategies are the most effective. In a new preprint paper, Simon Fraser University researcher Richard Frank and Golestan University researcher Fateme Movahedi found greater efficacy in combating online exploitation using a digital attack strategy known as -principal component analysis,- or PCA.

Environment - Campus - 27.06.2022
Researchers study plants sprouting from century-old seeds uncovered during Toronto Port Lands excavation
Researchers study plants sprouting from century-old seeds uncovered during Toronto Port Lands excavation
At a Toronto Port Lands construction site on the city's waterfront, keen-eyed workers recently spotted plants that had sprouted from soil recently exposed by the removal of tonnes of earth. The plants were hard stem bulrush and cattails, which are commonly found in freshwater marshes. Because the plants grew from a patchof ground that had been seven metres below the surface for a century, conservationists concluded that they had grown from seeds buried when Ashbridges Bay Marsh at the mouth of the Don River was covered with landfill in the early 1900s.

Career - Campus - 20.06.2022
Research explores tactics women leaders employ to overcome gender stereotypes, toll such actions take
In corporate boardrooms, women often face backlash or negative career consequences when they are unable to display both warmth and competence-gendered societal expectations commonly referred to as the "double bind. Study: Managing the Double Bind: Women Directors' Participation Tactics in the Gendered Boardroom Morela Hernandez , professor at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy and faculty director of the school's Leadership Initiative, investigates the disadvantages that women leaders face, which ultimately hinders progress toward gender equality.

Campus - Computer Science - 10.05.2022
Engineering students dig through snowplow data to gauge Toronto’s response to winter storms
Last January, as55 centimetres of snow blanketed Toronto over a period of just 15 hours,the city's snow-clearing fleet appeared to struggle to keep up.But was it actually different than other storms, or did it just seem that way? For three students in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering who were taking"Data Science for Engineers," a graduate-level course taught by SebastianGoodfellow , an assistant professor in the department of civil and mineral engineering, it was the perfect case study to test out their new number-crunching skills.

Mathematics - Campus - 04.05.2022
Algorithm predicts which students will drop out of Math courses
In the subjects of science and technology, engineering and mathematics - known collectively as STEM subjects - up to 40 percent of students drop out of their studies in the entry phase. A research team from the University of Tbingen's Methods Center at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences has now developed a statistical method that can be used to predict on average eight weeks in advance whether students will terminate their studies.

Campus - Health - 28.04.2022
Engineers at UBC get under the skin of ionic skin
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to smart skins made of plastics and metals, the hydrogels have the softness of natural skin.

Life Sciences - Campus - 27.04.2022
Blind people remember language better than sighted people do
Blind people remember language better than sighted people do
Researchers theorize that the area responsible for vision in sighted people may enhance recall or language processing abilities in people who are blind Blind people can remember speech better than sighted people, but a person's ability to see makes no difference in how they remember sound effects, found a new study by Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Irvine.

Campus - 25.04.2022
Anyone can be a cyberbully, not just people who are unhinged
People who have high premeditated or impulsive aggressive tendencies online are likely to cyberbully others, according to a new University of Michigan study. But anyone can be an online offender-not just certain groups of people, the study indicated. Researchers from the School of Information and the Law School examined what psychological characteristics predicted how internet users behaved in aggressive online conflict.

Health - Campus - 19.04.2022
Wearables can track COVID symptoms, other diseases
If you become ill with COVID-19, your smartwatch can track the progression of your symptoms, and could even show how sick you become. That's according to a University of Michigan study that examined the effects of COVID-19 with six factors derived from heart rate data. The same method could be used to detect other diseases such as influenza, and the researchers say the approach could be used to track disease at home or when medical resources are scarce, such as during a pandemic or in developing countries.

Campus - 30.03.2022
Exoskeletons with personalize-your-own settings
Exoskeletons with personalize-your-own settings
Users who could adjust the timing, torque of an ankle exoskeleton typically found comfortable settings in under two minutes To transform human mobility, exoskeletons need to interact seamlessly with their user, providing the right level of assistance at the right time to cooperate with our muscles as we move.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 29.03.2022
Source of super-fast electron rain
Source of super-fast electron rain
The downpours, which can affect satellites and space travel, are caused by electromagnetic whistler waves, scientists say The downpours, which can affect satellites and space travel, are caused by electromagnetic whistler waves, scientists say UCLA scientists have discovered a new energetic electrons raining down on Earth , a phenomenon that contributes to the colorful aurora borealis but also poses hazards to satellites, spacecraft and astronauts.

Campus - Social Sciences - 21.03.2022
Increasing harassment of researchers subject of new report
Increasing harassment of researchers subject of new report
A Canadian task force made up of university-based researchers, including at Western, is tackling the growing number of online threats and harassments researchers face and has called on the federal government to initiate a nationwide, coordinated approach to addressing the issue. "The problem has always been there, but the tools have changed," said Howard Ramos, chair of the department of sociology, and co-author of a Royal Society of Canada briefing, " Protecting Expert Advice for the Public: Promoting Safety and Improved Communications.