NEW! MA in Research for Policy and Evaluation (MRPE) has now received final approval from the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance

New MA in Research for Policy and Evaluation (MRPE) Will Prepare Students for Careers in Government, Not-for-Profit, and Private Sectors

The Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST) and Faculty of Social Science are pleased to announce that the Interdisciplinary MA in Research for Policy and Evaluation (MRPE) has now received final approval from the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance and is admitting its first cohort of students for September 2020. The program focuses on developing rigorous quantitative and qualitative research skills and the ability to mobilize knowledge that can be applied in a variety of settings, including government, not-for-profit, and private sectors. The program involves two semesters of coursework and a third semester internship. We are pleased to be welcoming Michele Manocchi, PhD in Comparative Social Research, University of Turin (Italy), who will be joining us as the program’s Internship Coordinator at the end of July. Michele brings with him a wealth of experience in social science research and community engagement, having served as the Intercultural Education Specialist at the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre for over three years.

Congratulations Western Social Science Class of 2020!

 

News and Updates

To ensure the health and safety of our campus community and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, effective Wednesday, March 25, Western will move to an essential services model until further notice.

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Staff in our department offices will be working remotely. We strongly recommend that you EMAIL the appropriate contact in order to help promote social distancing.

 

Tiff Macklem

Economics Alumnus named Future Governor of the Bank of Canada

Tiff Macklem (Western Economics Ph.D. 1989) has been named the new Bank of Canada Governor by Finance, continuing the tradition of Western alumni in leadership roles at the central bank.
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Pandemic making economic future uncertain

With reports of six million people applying for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Economics professor Audra Bowlus estimates the unemployment rate in April could approach 30 per cent. That number surpasses even the highest unemployment rate recorded during the Great Depression.
John Fleming
City-builder John Fleming joins Western’s Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance

Western’s Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance is excited to welcome nationally recognized urban planner John M. Fleming as a Distinguished Practitioner Research Fellow. John will build on his significant professional experience to carry out research and collaborate with faculty and mentor students. 

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