News Centre archive - 2021
Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2021.
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Opinion: Should I get a COVID vaccine while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding? Is it safe for me and my baby?
From Monday, Australia’s front-line health workers, quarantine staff, border control officers, and workers and residents in aged-care homes will be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Opinion: Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate – here’s why
The world’s most forbidding deserts could be the best places on Earth for harvesting solar power – the most abundant and clean source of energy we have.
Western Sydney University expert in support of constitutional democracy in Myanmar
A Western Sydney University human rights and democracy expert has condemned the recent Myanmar coup.
Opinion: You can’t have a Hollywood meet cute on a dating app — but is that such a bad thing?
The “meet cute” is the moment in which two unlikely people encounter each other while going about their ordinary lives, and something extraordinary begins.
Surf’s up for international students at Western
Hundreds of international students have participated in the University's Beach Safety Days. While the day is focused on safety, it has also inspired a sense of belonging.
Opinion: Got an implantable defibrillator or a pacemaker? Keep your iPhone 12 in your trouser pocket, not your shirt
There are increasing concerns the new Apple iPhone 12 could interfere with implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers, presenting a risk for people with heart problems.