Faculty in the News - StatsCan figures on Loneliness

Professor Julie Schermer was recently featured in an Western News article titled: "New loneliness numbers 'not a fluke': Western expert" written by Debora Van Brenk on November 26, 2021. 

Excerpt from the Western News

A Western University expert on loneliness research finds validation, but little consolation, in new national numbers that quantify the emotional impact of isolation during the pandemic.

Newly released data from Statistics Canada shows 13 per cent of Canadians 15 years and older  reported they often or always were lonely in recent months.

“Clearly it’s not a fluke that we’re seeing this many individuals identifying themselves as lonely, and there’s also a clear trend based on age,” said Western professor and loneliness researcher Julie Aitken Schermer.

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