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HIV-AIDS not part of the conversation, recent study shows

Canada is a multicultural country, but Canadian health care may not be reflecting multicultural values. A recent study done at Western University found that people within the African, Caribbean, and black population—termed the ACB community—face unique social barriers that hinder access to health care and contribute to increased vulnerability to such diseases as HIV-AIDS. “We […]

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uMentioned issues? Students open up on Facebook page

Poetry, love confessions and personal testimonials – anything goes on the uMentioned Western Facebook page. And all with complete anonymity. Each post is an act of trust. Each represents faith in a complete stranger. And so far it seems to be working. On a campus of more than 30,000 students, these anonymous Facebook posts have […]

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Wheels keep on turning, even in the cold

Eric Steeves leans forward and touches a black band on his ankle. A digital display flashes across the band, showing the time. But it also shows calories spent and steps. “I use it as a pedometer. It syncs up with an iPhone,” Steeves said. He doesn’t use the electronic band for jogging. Instead, he uses […]

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Western University: Faculty of Information & Media Studies

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