WELCOME TO SOCIOLOGY AT WESTERN
Western Sociology has a historic strength and commitment to research excellence in the field of Population Dynamics and Social Inequality. Our productive and internationally recognized faculty publish in the discipline's most prestigious journals. We offer outstanding research training for graduate students at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels in the theoretical and empirical study of various dimensions of Population Dynamics and Social Inequality. Western Sociology is also home to award-winning teachers and offers undergraduate programs in both Sociology and Criminology. Check out the above links for more information about our academic programs and faculty.
News & Announcements
- Bringing wrongful convictions out of the shadows
- Grant L. Reuber, economist and founder of the Department of Sociology at Western, passed away on July 7, 2018 at the age of 90. Reuber had a long and successful career at Western, beginning in 1957. In the early 1960s he served as Chair of Economics and Sociology at Western, recruiting several sociology faculty members in the early 1960s and spearheading the establishment of sociology as an independent department in the mid-1960s. It was Reuber’s vision to establish a Sociology department focused on demography. Our department officially opened in 1966. Reuber later served as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Science, as well as Provost & Vice-President (Academic), before his retirement in 1993. The funeral service for Dr. Reuber will take place in Toronto at Grace Church on the Hill on Friday July 13th at 2pm.
- Patrick Denice joins Sociology
- Dr. Sarah Patterson won 1st place in the 2018 3 Minute Research Competition. Congratulations Sarah!
- Eugena Kwon was in the top 25 SSHRC storytellers for this year's competition at Congress 2018. Watch her video: Examining the Role of Food Literacy in Shaping Immigrant Integration Experiences in Canada
- Sociology professor and student trace the lasting impact of experiences
- Sociology student receives Vanier Scholarship to help find Allies on Campus
- Rachel Margolis was named a Western University Faculty Scholar for 2018. Congratulations Rachel on this well-deserved recognition.
- Congratulations Awish Aslam! PhD student Awish Aslam was an award winner in the 2016-17 Ontario Graduate Policy Research Challenge. This competition asks graduate students to propose policy solutions based on their research. Awish drew on her MA research on school-to-work transitions among second-generation immigrants to identify the challenges members of the second-generation face, and to outline some potential policies to ameliorate these challenges. Awish was one of three MA students, province-wide, to earn recognition, and the opportunity to present her research and proposals to policymakers and others at a recent event. Congratulations to Awish, not only for earning this award, but also for producing impactful research with both sociological and social significance! Read the story at: http://ssc.uwo.ca/news/2018/turning_the_paper_into_policy.html
- Anton Allahar's lunchtime lecture at Cave Hill campus of The University of the West Indies created enough notice to be featured on the front page of Barbados Today Mar. 13 with the article "We run things: Inniss butts heads with visiting professor over who calls the shots here" (webmaster note: enjoy reading this article, but be cautious about clicking any other links on that page, my Trend Micro identified 5 'Malicious URLs')
- Sociology graduate students recently created the Sociology Graduate Mental Health Committee, to support wellness and mental health among Sociology grad students. Their efforts were profiled in a Gazette story: "Study: Graduate students six times more likely to experience depression and anxiety." We encourage everyone to follow their Twitter feed: @sgmhc
- Anabel Quan-Haase’s collaborative research on senior’s information technology use has been featured in a video produced by the American Sociological Association. Quan-Haase and colleagues conducted interviews with seniors to find out about their social networks and technology use. They find that seniors are more connected than many of us think.
Watch Connected Seniors
- David Calnitsky joins the Department of Sociology
- Welcome Sarah Patterson, Postdoctoral Fellow