Professor Marta Dyczok on CTV News live commentary on the situation in Ukraine, where crowds continue to protests government sudden reversal in European Union agreement. See live commentary on CTV, 3 December 2013. She also was interviewed by CBC's The Current on December 6.
Jody Culham (Psychology & BMI), is one of five researchers from across Ontario attending the debate of "What Matters Now?" a free public engagement event in London. With some help from functional magnetic resonance imaging, Jody explains "By tracking brain signals, we can predict two to three seconds in advance of what a person is going to do".
Western's Dog Cognition Lab, supervised by Psychology professor emeritus William Roberts and run by doctoral candidate Krista Macpherson, is doing some fascinating work on canine cognition. The story is featured in MacLeans and will air on an episode of The Nature of Things (Nov. 23 @ 7:00pm on CBCNN).
Professor Ingrid Connidis' work on the family lives of gays and lesbians (Interview and Memoir: Complementary Narratives on the Family Ties of
Gay Adults) was awarded the 2013 Alexis Walker Award. This award was created to honour high quality research in the area of family studies.
November 12 - 15 join Social Science and Western in celebrating the diversity and international opportunities at Western. There will be lectures, workshops, and events offered to the campus community.
Stuart Fogel, who recently joined Adrian Owen's team at Western's Brain and Mind Institute as a Research Scientist, is conducting research that predicts the primary function of sleep is memory consolidation, or more simply, it's the process needed to form lasting memories.
Janet Loebach, a PhD student in Geography at Western, has been leading a team of volunteers working with Blessed Sacrament students to plan how they would rescue a play area considered out-of-bounds due to safety concerns.
David Kanatawakhon, Department of Anthropology, Western language specialist, and a member of the Mohawk Nation, is teaching an Oneida language immersion course on the community’s nearby territory, having picked up the Iroquoian language in order to preserve it.
Professor Vicki Esses and colleagues write about how the media portrays immigrants negatively.
Congratulations to Dr. Hannah Neufeld and Dr. Corey Maggiano on their 2012-2013 fellowship.
Western Economics ranks 51-75 of the top 200 universities in the subject field Economics/Business by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Center for World-Class Universities.
The Economics Department introduces its new interdisciplinary graduate program. Students will spend the next 16 months acquiring the advanced technical and analytical skills needed to evaluate and manage risk in an increasingly complicated and dynamic financial marketplace.
Full-time Social Science students that have been charged the $50 Social Science student donation fee can opt out of the fee. September 1, the opt out form is available to students wishing to be refunded or credited of the donation.
Andrew Nelson and Andrew Wade researching some of the hoariest accounts of ancient mummification.
A multidisciplinary team led by anthropologist Regna Darnell's research team receives $2.5 million to found out. Boas sought to understand things like culture, language, education and music practice among First Nations peoples, which allowed him to increase public awareness of cultural diversity, speak out against racism and break down the isolationism of 20th-century American society.
Our award ceremony was held June 11th in Conron Hall. Graduating students are awarded with UWO Gold Medals and Special Awards. Congratulations to this years recipients! Read more
Researchers at Western University have secured funding to establish a new laboratory to improve services for newcomers to Canada and to conduct gender analysis of international development policy and practice. Read more
Mary J. Wright has had a long distinguished career at Western. She is also well known in surrounding communities. A new public school in Strathroy is to be named Mary Wright Public School. Read more
Congratulations to Social Science members who recently received their long service award. Peter Ashmore, Daniel Shrubsole, Philip Stooke, from Geography; Heather Stevens, SSNDS; Mitch Rothstein, DAN Program; Andrés Pérez, Political Science; and Jerry White, Dean's Office.
Melvyn Goodale is one of the world's leading visual neuroscientists best known for his research of the human brain as it performs different visual tasks. This prestigious award is awarded to the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from around the world on the basis of excellence in science. Read more
Stephen Poloz (MA., 1979; Ph.D. 1982) has been named Governor of the Bank of Canada for a seven-year term, starting June 3, 2013. Read more
Professor Meyer from Psychology explores the science of work engagement. Research has established a positive association between levels of engagement and work behavior. Most importantly, engagement also relates positively to employees’ own physical and psychological well-being. Read More
Jim MacGee from the Department of Economics has been named this year's recipient of the Bank of Canada's Governor's Award. The award recognizes outstanding academics in areas of research critical to the bank's mandate. Read more
Student Council from the Commercial Aviation Program are running a charity event to raise funds and awareness for anti-bullying in London. The event will include music, a BBQ lunch, a tour of the retired Canadian fighter jet, and of course the timed 100m team jet plane pull and solo Strongman jet plane pull! They are accepting applications for teams and pledge forms. Read more
Western University Researchers will be working with farmers in southeast Africa to help with food security, nutrition, and income. Farmers will learn how to grow new diversified crops into protein-rich legumes and improve food security. Professor Isaac Luginaah's team has been granted funds from the Canadian International Development Agency for this five year project. (Read more)
Social Science will be offering information sessions, mini-lectures, and program information booths in the Social Science Centre between 9:00am and 2:00pm. If you are thinking of Western, visit us in Social Science on Saturday, March 9th!! (Read more)
Three former Economics Alumni participated in a speaking event across campus in a program aimed at strengthening linkages between the Government of Canada and Canadian Universities. Read more
Professor Andrew Wade, Department of Anthropology, has been working with a forensic artist reconstructing the identities of three Egyptian mummies. Scans of these mummies and others help anthropologists understand how the tradition changed over time. Read more
Professor Derrick MacFabe discovers a breakthrough that is giving parents of autistic children new hope. There is a compelling link between certain types of autism and gut bacteria. Read more