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Supporting Social Science Initiatives

Endowed Research Chairs

As part of our strategic plan and focus on research excellence and departmental renewal, each Department in Social Science has identified research specializations.

The Social Science Distinguished Lecture Series

With support from donors and alumni, we will create a Social Science Distinguished Lecture series. The series will give our Departments, and the Faculty more generally, the capacity to host leading scholars from distant institutions on a regular basis.

NEST: the Network for Economic and Social Trends

NEST, the Network for Economic and Social Trends, will be the centerpiece of interdisciplinary research in the Faculty of Social Science, bringing together experts from the university and beyond to produce policy research to promote economic security and growth.

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Alumni and Donor News and Announcements

Keshav Gupta

DAN Management ‘gave confidence to go forward and not feel restricted in business’

Keshav Gupta let his passion guide his education, and it has allowed him to find business success well outside his field of study.

Terry Robinson

Alumnus wins major prize for addiction work

Western alumnus Terry Robinson has won a prestigious award for his research into the neuropsychology of addiction.


Laura Batterink and Lindsay Bodell

Public History students have new opportunity to know history

Through support from a historical services firm, MA students in the Public History will be eligible for the Know History Scholarship, which includes an annual internship of $20,000.