Research in the Faculty of Social Science

The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest faculty on campus, and is one of the largest and most diverse Social Science Faculties in Canada. The Faculty of Social Science includes eight departments: Anthropology, Economics, Geography and Environment, History, DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

With a focus on research excellence, the faculty includes a variety of research institutes and groups, bringing together faculty members to conduct innovative interdisciplinary research.

Recognized for its research, the quality of its undergraduate teaching, and its innovative graduate programs, Social Science has consistently been ranked as one of the Top 100 Social Science faculties in the world by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council, the QS Corporation and the Academic Rankings of World Universities.

Posters promoting Social Science programs

Canada Research Chairs

Social Science is home to seven  Canada Research Chairs.

Award winning graduate students

Data, Information & Library Resources

Links to libraries and resources to support research.

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Funding Opportunities

Information for Faculty members interested in applying for research grants.



The Network for Economic and Social Trends, a research and policy alliance.

Examples of Student published journals

Postdoctoral Scholars

Explore opportunities available for postdoctoral scholars positions.

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Research Centres and Groups

Learn more about the various research centres here at Western.


Research Western

Research support and funding opportunities from the Western Research office.


Social Science Researchers in the News

Read news stories featuring our graduate students and faculty members.


Undergraduate Summer Research Internships

Explore summer research internship opportunities.