2019

  • Laura Stephenson named as Faculty Scholar

    March 19, 2019
    Stephenson has been at the forefront in pushing the field on comparative political behaviour and institutions in new and substantial directions. Her research investigates how individuals behave politically in response to the institutional structures in their lives.

  • Shelley McKellar named as Faculty Scholar

    March 19, 2019
    McKellar is known internationally as one of Canada’s leading experts in the history of medicine and is a specialist in the history of surgery, medical technologies, and the material culture of medicine. She is also a prominent public historian and the co-director of the Medical Artifact Collection at Western University.

  • Godwin Arku named as Faculty Scholar

    March 19, 2019
    Arku has made exceptional contributions to research, public policy, and student training in the area of Urban and Economic Geography, with a focus on three substantive areas of research: housing, urban development, and economic development.

  • David Sherry named as a Western University Distinguished University Professor

    March 19, 2019
    Sherry is widely acknowledged as the international research leader in his field. His research, teaching and service activities have helped shape Western’s global reputation as an internationally leader in the fields of neuroscience as well as avian research, and for being an international destination for students.

  • Preparing firms to face the challenges of the future

    March 08, 2019
    Geoffrey Wood will be the new chair of the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies. Wood will also be the inaugural holder of the Dancap Private Equity Chair in Change and Innovation.

  • Seeing the meaning of visual signals

    March 01, 2019
    Marieke Mur has joined the Department of Psychology. Mur researches how the brain extracts meaning from incoming visual signals.

  • Western Social Science ranked 84 in the QS University Rankings, an increase of 64 spots in five years

    February 28, 2019
    The reputation of Social Science at Western University is once again ranked as one of the top 100 in the world. Social Science at Western is ranked number 84 in the 2019 QS University Rankings, surpassing 64 other institutions since 2015.

  • Porn habits may fuel partner eating disorders

    February 25, 2019
    Psychology professor Rachel Calogero co-authored a study showing that when a woman is aware her partner is sexually objectifying women through porn use, this could prompt negative outcomes – even if women do not report concern about it.

  • Shifting your consumer behaviour

    February 21, 2019
    Katherine White has developed a framework of five factors for changing consumer behaviour. On March 8th, White will be delivering a lecture entitled “SHIFT: A Framework for Changing Sustainable Consumer Behaviours for Good” as part of the DAN Management Distinguished Lecture series.

  • Amanda Michaud has joined the Department of Economics

    February 11, 2019
    Michaud researches labour force participation

  • Juan Carlos Hatchondo joins Department of Economics

    February 11, 2019
    Juan Carlos Hatchondo researches international finance and sovereign debt

  • Meet your new digital colleague

    February 04, 2019
    Siri, Alexa and Cortana. Artificial Intelligence is making its way into our homes and smartphones, and is increasingly finding its place in the workforce. A group of researchers from Western’s Department of Psychology has partnered with an AI start-up company to study how companies can most effectively integrate AI into their operations.

  • Understanding the impact of misinformation

    January 31, 2019
    Mathieu Turgeon has joined the Department of Political Science, as an Associate Professor. His research on political behaviour, studying how citizens form and develop political opinions and process political information.

  • "Looking for life" in Haiti, surrounded by crisis

    January 31, 2019
    “Haiti is dead, there is no more Haiti.” This idea, repeated to Greg Beckett many times while he was in Haiti, is reflective of how Haitians live their lives, while surrounded by crisis.

  • Canada’s first groundhog was a bear

    January 30, 2019
    Alan MacEachern, Professor in the Department of History, has dug deep into Canadian newspapers from the late 1800s to discover how close we actually came to celebrating ‘Bear Day’ on Feb. 2.

  • Populism in the City

    January 21, 2019
    What does the success of Ford Nation say about populism? Zack Taylor has researched the growth of populism in Ontario, and the success of Ford Nation, in two recent publications.

  • Understanding the roots of loneliness

    January 15, 2019
    Julie Aitken Schermer, Professor in the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies, is concerned with what she sees as a growing level of isolation, especially among her students.

  • Use of parental leave unequal, despite policy objectives

    January 11, 2019
    New research from Western Sociologists shows that while many governments try to encourage more equal sharing of parental leave not everyone has equal ability to access these benefits or chooses to use them, and policy changes often affect some subgroups more than others.