Economics and Sociology 50th Anniversary Celebrations

December 02, 2021

Celebrating 50 years of success in Economics and Sociology

The Departments of Economics and Sociology are each celebrating their 50th anniversary during the 2016/17 Academic year. These departments have both been recognized as being among the best in Canada and have produced successful alumni. Through the year, the Departments will be celebrating with special events and announcements.

The separate development of these departments owe much to the focus and work of Grant Reuber.
Read more about the contribution of Grant Reuber.

The Department of Sociology at Western developed around demography and quantitative analysis, a strength it carries to this day.
Read more about the history of the Department of Sociology.

On Saturday, October 1, the Department of Sociology is holding an open house and an anniversary dinner and dance.

The Department of Economics has had a strong international reputation of academic excellence, a path it continues on to this day.
Read more about the history of the Department of Economics. 

The Department of Economics are kicking off the celebration with a number of events on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 including an Anniversary Conference, Invited Speakers and Panel Discussion and a Gala Dinner.