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- July 29, 2020
Samantha Joel's (Department of Psychology) landmark study published in in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explored what makes relationships successful.
- July 28, 2020
Ansari, a Professor in the Department of Psychology, will hold the chair in the Faculty of Social Science and the Faculty of Education.
- July 19, 2020
Western’s Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST) is pleased to announce the Canadian Communities Policy Observatory, a new web-based platform that will make it easier for policy makers, non-profit organizations, academics, journalists, and businesses to access data on Canadian urban centres, neighbourhoods, and regions.
- June 15, 2020
Western’s Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance is excited to welcome nationally recognized urban planner John M. Fleming as a Distinguished Practitioner Research Fellow. Over the next two years, John will build on his significant professional experience to carry out research on local governance, civic engagement, and policy making in the field of city building and design. He will also collaborate with faculty and mentor students.
- May 07, 2020
Tiff Macklem (Western Economics Ph.D. 1989) has been named the new Bank of Canada Governor by Finance, continuing the tradition of Western alumni in leadership roles at the central bank.
- April 17, 2020
With reports of six million people applying for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Economics professor Audra Bowlus estimates the unemployment rate in April could approach 30 per cent. That number surpasses even the highest unemployment rate recorded during the Great Depression.
- April 16, 2020
A new book, co-authored by Pamela Block, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, examines how allies can be part of the problem in the realm of disability activism. Allies and Obstacles looks at the history of parent activism, comparing approaches of parents in different impairment groups.
- April 14, 2020
As the world responds to the COVID-19, many people are feeling more stress than they normally would. How deeply this affects them and how they respond to this stress will depend on many factors says Elizabeth Hayden, professor in the Department of Psychology.
- April 14, 2020
Mark Cleveland, Associate Professor in DAN Management, says Covid-19 pandemic is not likely to stop the process of globalization.
- April 09, 2020
Heerey, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, has an international reputation for her research determining how people use social cues in decision-making contexts.
- April 09, 2020
Schermer, professor in the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies, researches personality psychology, specializing in broadening the understanding of individual differences at the observed, genetic and environmental levels.
- April 08, 2020
As health care services respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased need for personal protective equipment. Ed Eastaugh, Lab Manager in the Department of Anthropology saw an opportunity to help with the efforts. Eastaugh put out a call for any extra PPE from labs and offices, and the faculty responded.
- April 02, 2020
Yoko Yoshida is joining the Department of Sociology as an Associate Professor. Her research focuses on immigration and immigrant integration, race and ethnic relations, as well as social inequality. She has also worked on issues of health inequality.
- April 02, 2020
Howard Ramos is joining Department of Sociology as professor and Department Chair. A common thread through Ramos’ research is a focus on social justice and translating social science to help communities and facilitate public engagement of pressing issues.
- March 13, 2020
Jason Gilliland, professor in the Department of Geography, has received the Children’s Health Foundation CHRI Scientist of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the Scientist or Associate Scientist of the CHRI (Children’s Health Research Institute) who has made a significant contribution to the field of children’s health research from 2017-2019.
- February 27, 2020
Beth Hundey, an eLearning and Curriculum Specialist with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, and Political Science professor Radoslav Dimitrov combined their classes as ‘diplomats’ and ‘scientists’ to confront the challenges of global climate change.
- February 25, 2020
Sport Canada’s new suite of Safe Sport for All policies should be seen as a positive step towards addressing public concerns about harassment, abuse and discrimination in sport. Yet, recent signs suggest the system is failing its victims say Janice Forsyth and Taylor McKee
- February 24, 2020
A recent study by Western Sociology professor Sean Waite showed that lesbian, gay and bisexual community members continue to find themselves on the lower end of the pay scale compared to their heterosexual men counterparts.
- February 20, 2020
Canadian couples still divide most household chores along traditional lines – even though women and men, overall, share more home duties more than ever, a new Statistics Canada study of opposite-sex couples shows.
- February 13, 2020
Sociology professor Rachel Margolis’ research around divorce shows that more Canadian couples are staying married – but garnering such important information has become much harder since Statistics Canada stopped collecting vital statistics on divorce in 2008.
- February 11, 2020
What it means to be a global brand has changed, and how people see themselves in relation to global brands has also changed, said Atilla Yaprak, Professor of Marketing and International Business, in the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University
- February 10, 2020
Western Psychology professor Lindsay Bodell, director of the the Psychobiology of Eating And Related Disorders lab, is focusing her research on identifying the biological and psychological causes that lead to eating disorder behaviours.
- February 05, 2020
Political Science professor Joanna Quinn has co-edited the recently released Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective: Preconditions for Success, a book “underpinned by an inherent sense of optimism,” as one reviewer put it, that goes beyond simply identifying obstacles to transitional justice but additionally offers ideas on how those obstacles might be overcome.
- February 04, 2020
Western researchers, including two undergraduate students, have become pivotal players in developing a mobile X-ray protocol that could transform how mummies are examined in the field. Anthropology professor Andrew Nelson and his team have pioneered a process to digitize and stitch together X-ray images so that they can non-destructively ‘view’ Peruvian mummy bundles in their entirety. The process will enable other anthropologists to conduct valuable work without damaging the objects.
- February 03, 2020
“Empowered Womxn Empower Womxn”; this statement served as inspiration for members of the Social Science Students Council as they organized the first ever “Womxn in Leadership” breakfast. The event brought together nearly 100 female-identifying students and faculty in the Faculty of Social Science to celebrate women in leadership roles.
- February 03, 2020
With the support of a $1-million grant, the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) will investigate the effectiveness of methods to change people’s attitudes and promote more active and sustainable models of transportation to and from school.
- January 16, 2020
Sociology PhD student Jacek Koziarski is working with Barrie Police Service to provide evidence-based research to help police become more effective in addressing specific crimes in the community. Koziarski is a graduate student of Sociology professor Laura Huey, Director of the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing.
- January 13, 2020
“Everyone I know in Haiti says it’s the worst it’s ever been. The earthquake isn’t even a touchpoint now for them of how bad it’s been,” said Anthropology professor Greg Beckett, author of There Is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince.
- July 30, 2020
In April, Western University launched a new $1 million research fund aimed at helping society survive pandemics. Funding for the first round of projects that will help build resilience and recovery from disease outbreaks, both now and beyond the current COVID-19 pandemic, has been announced.