For almost seven centuries, the Scots have endured taunts that Robert the Bruce had leprosy, a disease that until recently, held a stigma unlike any other. By conducting the first descendent-sanctioned examination of a skull case of Robert the Bruce, Western Anthropology professor Andrew Nelson proved once and for all that this was not the case. Coverage of this finding appeared in the UK’s Daily Record, CBC, CTV News and the London Free Press.
A day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his first trip to Washington DC to visit US President Donald Trump, Ivey Business School’s Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management issued a report warning of risks to both countries’ economies if trade is hampered. The report was covered by CBC and The Globe and Mail.
Following US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations, scientists from all over the world organized boycotts of US conferences as a form of protest. Western researchers Adrian Owen and John Paul Minda took leadership roles in this movement and were featured in stories in Forbes, Digital Journal and the London Free Press.
With the release of Canadian census data on demographics and population, Canada Research Chair in Migration and Ethnic Relations and Co-Director of the Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at Western, Michael Haan, was featured in Canadian Press stories appearing across Canada in dozens of publications including National Post, Vancouver Province, Toronto Star and Toronto Sun.