Giving to the Faculty of Social Science

The Faculty of Social Science is pleased to announce new initiatives to make Western and the Faculty of Social Science the best learning experience at a leading Canadian research university.

Contributions to these initiatives are very much appreciated. Please donate through Western Alumni, and specify which initiative you would like to support.

Dean's Undergraduate Scholarship in Social Science

Support success, through the Undergraduate Scholarship in Social Science. Awarded to a student who is active and engaged in their community, while also earning high marks, the scholarship is aimed at full-time undergraduate students entering first-year in the Faculty of Social Science.

Recipients will have financial need and academic achievement. Donor support will help create greatness and drive future accomplishments for students in the Faculty of Social Science. 

Social Science Student Reading Room

Create a signature space to build the Western student experience. At Western, the sense of community underlies everything we do and students are actively involved in the day-to-day life at the faculty.

We are building a space that will meet the needs of students for years to come. With room for quiet study and collaborative meetings, future generations of students, faculty and alumni will be proud to call the Social Science Student Reading Room their own. 

The Institute for Social and Economic Policy Research

Shape policy for a prosperous future.

The past several decades have been marked by many important social and economic trends: a slowdown in economic growth, rising inequality, and increasing ethnic diversity. Canada and the United States are at a cross-road in terms of their social and economic prospects.

The Institute for Social and Economic Policy Research will be the centerpiece of interdisciplinary research in the Faculty of Social Science, bringing together experts from the university and beyond to produce policy research to promote economic security and growth.