Rachel Margolis, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Western University, is part of a team of researchers from five countries studying “Care, Retirement and Wellbeing of Older People across Different Welfare Regimes.”
Following a successful first year, the Graduate Diploma in Accounting, offered by the Department of Management and Organizational Studies, is aiming to double enrollment.
WorkStory is a website where young workers tell the story of their career and their path in the professional world.
Al Slivinski, Professor in the Department of Economics, will explore these themes in a mini-lecture delivered during Fall Preview Day.
Karen Pennesi, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, is researching how names impact our understanding of ourselves and others.
Michelle Hamilton, Associate Professor in the Department of History, worked with First Nations researcher, writer and educator Keith Jamieson to publish Dr. Oronhyatekha: Security, Justice and Equality.
Douglas Massey, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, spoke about segregation and the impact is has on poverty, health and economic well being of people and communities
Lance Lochner, Professor in the Department of Economics, has been named as the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Human Capital and Inequality.
It looks like an old-fashion television antenna, but a new device installed on the roof of the Social Science Centre will fill a gap in a continent-wide network used to track bird behavior and movement.
Robert Celik, a student in the Department of Geography, was a member of the first place team, along with Linta Mustafa and Anisha Khanna, students in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The team looked at addressing the sustainability of contemporary agricultural food systems.
A new space, the Social Science Student Reading Room, will open in January, providing the faculty’s large student population a modern, dedicated and quiet space to call their own.
Marta Dyczok, an Associate Professor cross-appointed in History and Political Science, is concerned with how people get their information and how this contributes to the development of memories.
Andrew Nelson, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, will explore these themes in a mini-lecture delivered during Fall Preview Day.
Jonathan Vance, Professor in the Department of History, will explore these themes in a mini-lecture delivered during Fall Preview Day.
Aaron Bengall is an entrepreneur, an artist, an author and is dedicated to educating and uniting Type I diabetes communities in London. He does all this while also completing a Master’s degree in Anthropology.
Professor in the Department of Geography featured in Maclean's Magazine for her research in the field of health geography, in particular the connection with Indigenous peoples.
On October 28, and 29, the Department of Economics recognized its 50th Anniversary with a conference and speaker series featuring alumni and former faculty.
The Centre will bring together faculty and researchers who conduct local and urban research with a focus on policy implications.
A generous donation provided by Professor Emeritus T.R. Balakrishnan and Lois F. Leatham will establish a speaker series bringing in well-known researchers in Sociology.
For the Department of Economics, the 1980s has been called the “Golden Era”. On Friday, October 28 two of the faculty members who played a prominent role in creating that era, David Laidler and Michael Parkin, will receive honorary degrees, as part of Western University’s 308th Convocation.
Dianne Ramos is a 4th-year student in the Urban Development program. She completed an internship with Jones Lang LaSalle, a leading financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services and investment management.
Michelle Ampadu is a fourth-year student in the Honors Economics program. Committed to making the world a better place, Ampadu attended the One Young World Summit in Ottawa
Goodale's findings published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences viaOctober 19, 2016
An international team of neuroscientists has shown that a person’s ability to see fine visual detail can be sharpened by simply staring for a few seconds at a rapidly flickering display.
Melaine Stone receives a 2016 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship viaOctober 17, 2016
PhD candidate in the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research recently named among 166 recipients of the 2016 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Stevenson’s research is in developmental psychology with a focus on how the brain combines sensory information from multiple senses to perceive it as one unified signal. He applies this specifically to people with different developmental delays, in particular children with autism.
The first issue of the Social Newsletter is out viaOctober 10, 2016
The Faculty of Social Science
The Social is the new newsletter for the Faculty of Social Science. Our goal is to keep you up to date on some of the biggest developments in the Faculty of Social Science. We plan to produce two issues a year, one in the fall and one in the winter.
It’s not enough to diversify police forces, stresses Lesley Bikos, a Sociology PhD student at Western. The culture within the forces themselves must change if working conditions are to improve for officers – particularly for women and visible minority officers.
Ron Wonnacott was just a professor in a small economics department, but his research would trigger a debate that would change the Canadian economy.
During his 40 year career at Western Craig Boydell has been a leader in the classroom and on the basketball court, developing courses and programs in Social Science, and as a Varsity basketball coach
Drought study sounds another ‘wake-up call’ viaSeptember 28, 2016
An unprecedented exploration of historical climate data strongly indicates increasing levels of greenhouse gases have the potential to lock California into drought conditions for centuries to come, according to research by Katrina Moser and partners.
Western Social Science was well represented in the 2016 Undergraduate Awards, with three papers recognized as regional winners.
The Faculty of Social Science welcomed the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science to announce the reinstatement of the Full-time University and College Academic Staff System (FT-UCASS) survey.
Why do ideas developed by think tanks gain more traction than those that come from universities? That is one of the questions that Don Abelson, considers in his new book, Northern Lights: Exploring Canada’s Think Tank Landscape
2015 Faculty of Social Science Research Highlight Report viaSeptember 07, 2016
The Faculty of Social Science
The Faculty of Social Science has released the 2015 Research Highlight Report, reflecting the wide-ranging research achievements of the Faculty.
Sandra Kagango is an incoming student in Western University’s Master of Financial Economics (MFE) program. She was recently selected for the prestigious National Bank Women in Financial Markets Scholarship.
Craig Logan is a student in the Master of Financial Economics (MFE) program, with plans to graduate in December 2016. He received The Montreal Exchange Canadian Derivatives Exchange Scholarship. The scholarship is a $10,000 research grant for a master’s student pursing research on derivatives.
The Department of Sociology at Western developed around demography and quantitative analysis, a strength it carries to this day. During the 2016/17 academic year, the Department of Sociology is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Department of Economics is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the 2016/17 academic year. During those 50 years, the Department has had a strong international reputation of academic excellence, a path it continues on to this day.
The Departments of Economics and Sociology are each celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The separate development of these departments owe much to the focus and work of Grant Reuber.
Professor Kenneth Hilborn bequeathed an estate gift of $1,000,000 to Western University, of which $750,000 was directed to the Department of History to establish awards for undergraduate and graduate students.
The Department of Psychology at Western University is bringing together professors to strengthen the areas of psychology focused on human social behaviour.
The Department of Management and Organizational Studies has organized its faculty into two new research clusters to build on their award winning research and provide guidance for further growth.
Victoria Esses, Professor in the Department of Psychology at Western University, and three co-investigators have received a SSHRC-Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) grant to research refugee information needs and how refugees receive and use information.
Mazel El-Baba is bringing together his passion for social justice, and his study of neuroscience, to better both and better his community.
Jennifer Willoughby, a doctoral student in bioarchaeology at Western University studies cancer in mummified remains. To help her better identify what a mummified tumor looks like, Willoughby created her own mummies.
Students in the Anthropology course, Language Revitalization in Practice, partnered with the Oneida Language and Cultural Centre to support the Centre’s work in encouraging use of the Oneida language.
Through the 2015-2016 academic year, students from the MA in Public History program worked with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 to tell stories of US immigration to Canada.
What is the value of cultural exchange? That was one of the questions addressed by a group of Anthropology students, working with visiting students from the University of Antsiranana in Madagascar.
Mark Cleveland won the Hans B. Thorelli award for research on marketing in globalized societies, looking at what factors - ethnic, demographic or psychographic - affect the way people make decisions.
The International Astronomical Union accepted a submission by Robert and Peter Jedicke to rename asteroid number 21367 Edwardpleva, in honour of the long-serving Western University professor.
Anders Holm has joined Western's Department of Sociology, specializing in quantitative methodology, and contributing to the methodological development of quantitative sociology.
Jason Gilliand, professor in the Department of Geography and Director of the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL), used GPS technology to determine when children passed near a junk food outlet, and whether they made a buy, or had food purchased for them.
The Faculty of Social Science mourns the passing of Allan Urho Paivio, emeritus professor of psychology.
Cecilia Yau has been an ongoing supporter of the Faculty, and in particular, the Department of Geography.
Jennifer Robertson and Bonnie Simpson, professors in the Department of Management and Organizational Studies received Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2016.
Michael Haan, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Canada Research Chair in Migration and Ethnic Relations was part of a panel on The Agenda on TVO, "Measuring Generation Millennial."
The Faculty of Social Science has received a $2-million donation to establish the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking in the Department of Economics.
You could call it a non-field school. This spring, students in Anthropology 3396A - Site Management and Service are taking a different approach to standard archaeology, learning how not to dig up a site.
Kevin Lynch, a Canadian economist, served as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Canada’s most senior civil servant, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. He can now add Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to his list of accomplishments, as he received an honorary doctorate as part of the 307th Western University Convocation ceremony.
Janice Stein, a world-renowned political scientist and international relations expert, is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and was the founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto received an honorary doctorate from the Western University as part of the Social Science convocation in June 2016.
Yue-Man Yeung completed his MA at Western University in 1966. He continued his studies and received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1972. Yeung was recently recognized for his achievements, with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, at Western University's Hong Kong convocation ceremony.
Professor Robert MacDougall received the 2016 Albert B. Corey Prize for his latest book The People's Network: The Political Economy of the Telephone in the Gilded Age.
Western Geography Professor and Human Environments Analysis Lab (HEAL) Director Jason Gilliland was at Parliament Hill speaking on "Pediatric Research and Child Health in Canada".
Adrian Owen, Professor in the Department of Psychology, is conducting research using fMRI technology to communicate with people thought to be in “vegetative states”.
Students in their first year of the First Nations Studies program at Western are showcasing what they learned, with an art display at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.
A member of the Faculty of Social Science has contributed to an international investigation into the construction of miniature art, led by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Alcantara wins Petro-Canada Young Innovator Western award to study political myths and assumptions in CanadaApril 21, 2016
Christopher Alcantara is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. He recently received the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Western award.
The Faculty of Social Science has been awarded nine SSHRC Insight grants totaling more than $1.6 million and eight NSERC Discovery grants, totaling more than $370,000.
Congratulations to Jessica Grahn, Department of Psychology and Chantelle Richmond, Department of Geography, two of the recipients of this year’s Faculty Scholar awards.
We are pleased to announce the inaugural winners of the Social Science Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: Andrew Sancton, Jeff Hopkins, and David Sherry.
Listen to your heart – it may tell you something about memory viaApril 06, 2016
Researchers with Brain and Mind and Department of Psychology focus on one of the most striking visceral signals in the human body, namely heartbeats.
Family continues son's legacy viaApril 01, 2016
Memorial reception celebrates the life of undergraduate student, Imran Jaffer. A new undergraduate scholarship and internship program established by his family in the hopes to keep his spirit alive.
Award for Excellence in Teaching viaMarch 10, 2016
Congratulations to Ann Bigelow from Management and Organizational Studies, and Wendy Pearson from Women's Studies and Feminist Research for being awarded the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award was named in 1987 after Edward Gustav Pleva, Western’s first Geography teacher in 1938 and head of the department from 1948-68.
Research shines light into darker side of gaming industry viaMarch 09, 2016
DAN Management professor, Johanna Weststar studies the working conditions of video game developers. Her exposé told of seven-day, 80-hour work weeks, uncompensated overtime and a management mantra of ‘put-up, shut-up or leave.'
Gender Gap in the Global Renewable Energy Workforce viaMarch 09, 2016
Professor Bipasha Baruah's (WSFR) article indicates how few women are working in the energy sector, and how the "underrepresentation of women in this sector is part of a bigger problem of the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. There is an obvious economic benefit for women who choose to pursue these paths."
Pollution travels to high mountain lakes viaFebruary 10, 2016
Western researchers discover how nitrates can travel hundreds of kilometres through the air, affecting biodiversity and reducing water quality, while having particular ramifications for the health of mountain ecosystems and for populations living in nearby lowlands.
The Department of Sociology and the Department of Economics are both celebrating 50th anniversaries in 2016/2017