Faculty of Social Science


Newsmakers 2011

The Western News’ 2011 Newsmakers section celebrates the best of research, academia and volunteer spirit that we have to offer on this campus. The following spotlight, in brief words and striking images, the accomplishments of some of our favourites from the last year.

UWOFA announces scholarship winners

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) will award 36 scholarships to students from 11 Western faculties.

Ontario Trillium Scholars Named

Frederick Armah, pursuing a PhD in geography, hails from Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana, and received his undergraduate training in chemistry at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana and a master’s degree in environmental studies and sustainability science from Lund University in Sweden.

Western to welcome largest first year-class

The programs that have seen increased enrolment growth include: management and organizational studies, health sciences, biological and medical science, and social science.

In-person human interaction important

The energy from those sitting in Alumni Hall was palpable, says Barbara Stymiest, looking around the room at what she described as future politicians, chief economists, social entrepreneurs, academic wunderkinds and leaders of all kinds.

Mediation offers good life lessons: Winkler

A principal mediator himself, Winkler spoke to about 500 graduates from Faculty of Social Science and the School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies at the June 15 morning session of Western's 297th Convocation.

Taking climate change fight to the cities

As part of the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change (IRIACC), a new initiative led by Gordon McBean at The University of Western Ontario will help cities around the world mitigate risks created by climate change.

See Western News 2011 Archives for more news.