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The Social Science Student Donation was begun in 1996 as an initiative of the Social Science Students’ Council. Its purpose was to provide funds to the Faculty for the support of undergraduate students that would otherwise be unavailable to Social Science students. The donation allocations are recommended by the Social Science Students’ Council on the basis of requests from individual departments.

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News and Updates

Zack Taylor, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Canada’s worrisome urban-rural political divide has never been greater

In a piece originally published in The Conversation, Zack Taylor, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, and Jack Lucas, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Calgary, examine the growing urban-rural divide among support for the Liberals and Conservatives in Canada.

Sociology professor and director of Indigenous studies Janice Forsyth

Telling the untold story of Indigenous athletes

Sociology professor and director of Indigenous studies Janice Forsyth co-authored a book on Indigenous athletes as a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 87.

Daniel Ansari, professor in department of Psychology

Exploring cutting edge problems in education

Western graduate students will have more opportunities to be part of an international, interdisciplinary research group focused on developing digital learning technologies for children through a five-year, nearly $11-million grant from the Jacobs Foundation, with Daniel Ansari as a principal investigator.

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