- December 14, 2015
New York Times publishes story on Prime Minister Trudeau greeting the first Syrian families. Professor Victoria Esses quoted “Some people say it’s kind of like the Canada we remember,” and how Canadians are welcoming and generous.
- December 11, 2015
Professor Radoslav Dimitrov (Political Science) attends COP21 as a European Union delegate, representing the Republic of Bulgaria. He has been a government delegate since 2009, and reports that this year it has been an "unnerving experience." Dimitrov specializes in global environmental politics, international climate change negotiations, and UN diplomacy.
- November 05, 2015
Western alumni William Morneau, BA’96 (Political Science), and Jane Philpott, MD’84, were named today among 31 members of the new Liberal cabinet of recently elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau tapped Morneau as Finance Minister and Philpott as Health Minister at swearing-in ceremonies held today at Rideau Hall.
- November 04, 2015
The use of mobile phones could play a major role in dealing with Papua New Guinea's current drought, says Professor Dan Jorgensen, Anthropology. For us they are a luxury item, but for them, they make a huge difference with transportation networks, identifying priority areas, organizing relief efforts, etc.
- October 19, 2015
Social Science has three recipients receiving the Western Awards of Excellence - Erin Huner (Office of the Dean), Dianne McCormack (Psychology), and Karen Vankerkoerle (Geography).
- October 09, 2015
Professor Regna Darnell with an international multidisciplinary team have been researching personal and professional papers of Franz Boas, a distinguished public intellectual, to revive his legacy and explore new meanings.
- September 29, 2015
Congratulations to the undergraduate students recently among the international winners of The Undergraduate Awards, a worldwide competition recognizing top undergraduate work.
- September 24, 2015
Social Science is working in partnership with the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre to raise funds for a G5 Private Sponsorship Application for a Syrian refugee family.
- September 23, 2015
Congratulations to the newest members of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Recipients from Social Science are Bipasha Baruah (WSFR), Joanna Quinn (Political Science), and Chantelle Richmond (Geography).
- August 10, 2015
A survey conducted by Rachel Margolis (Sociology) and Mikko Myrskyla identifies how the happiness of parenthood determines their choice of having more children.
- July 08, 2015
Africa Institute experiences Uganda while establishing Western's new Master's in Management of Applied Science - Global Health Systems in Africa. Check out the blog and read about dinner with Jane Goodall.
- June 19, 2015
Second-year Geography student, Maia Somers, presented at the Association of American Geographers in Chicago, more commonly attended by master’s students, researchers and professors. She spoke on a new theory for gold deposition.
- June 19, 2015
Fourth-year Psychology student, Nakita Wong, presented her research at the 45th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference in May. Her study shows how congruent odours did not enhance engagement or emotional arousal compared to a no-odour control.
- June 03, 2015
Researchers Professor Avison (Sociology) and Professor Seabrook (Brescia) are challenging the longstanding myth that a child’s success in life depends on his or her family structure, and a mother’s education as the key indicator.
- May 11, 2015
CBC's Marketplace partnered with Dr. Adrian Owen (neuroscientist, Brian and Mind Institution) on how effective brain training games are. "I don't think there's anything to say that you can train your brain to be cognitively better in the way that we know that we can train our bodies to be physically better," Dr. Owen tells co-host of Marketplace.
- April 22, 2015
Congratulations to Professor Robert Young (Political Science) for being awarded this year's Hellmuth Prize. Professor Young will deliver his Hellmuth Prize Lecture, Nurturing Research, Wednesday, April 22 at 3:00pm in Arts & Humanities Building, room 1R40. A reception will follow.
- April 09, 2015
Jason Gilliland and the HEAL team have been conducting studies on obesity in Southwestern Ontario by identifying the causes geographically and socioeconomic links to healthy eating and activity.
- March 27, 2015
Congratulations to this year's Faculty Scholars recipients: Kim Clark (Anthropology), Timothy Conley (Economics), and Paul Gribble (Psychology).
- March 13, 2015
He never expected the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to come calling for one of his whimsical creations – a 38-year-old egg painted as one of the moons of Mars.
- February 13, 2015
Former Sociology professor and associate dean of Social Science Ted Hewitt has been appointed President of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Congratulations Dr. Hewitt!
- February 10, 2015
The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory was officially opened on February 9th. The lab examines social and physical environments from the scale of entire regions down to the level of individual buildings or open spaces and their inhabitants.
- February 03, 2015
Researchers from the Psychology Department in the Brain and Mind Institute confirm how a blind person uses a sixth sense called echolocation to detect distances between themselves and objects.
- January 13, 2015
Robert (Bob) Andersen has been appointed as dean of Social Science starting July 1, 2015. Andersen, BA’91 (Political Science), Dpl’92 (Sociology), MA’94 (Sociology), arrives from the University of Toronto where he is currently a Distinguished Professor of Social Science and chair of the Department of Sociology (St. George Campus).
- January 09, 2015
Claire Halstead, a PhD student in History compiles a comprehensive database of British child evacuees during the Second World War using historical information of medical records, addresses, and letters.