Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

External scholarships awarded to Sociology graduate students

Sept 2012

Each year Ontario Graduate Scholarship program gives merit-based scholarships to graduate students in all disciplines of graduate study. Sociology has two recipients of the OGS for 2012.

Sociology PhD student Robert Nonomura received this Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2012. His research focuses on Marxian critical theory and investigates the relationship between individuals' moral cognition and attitudes toward private property.

Sociology MA student Hart Walker also received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2012. Walker's research for his MA thesis revisits the fact/value debate in sociology, and explores the role of empathy in sociological research.

Graduate students in the social sciences and humanities also compete nationally each year for the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Master's Canada Graduate Scholarships. This year Sociology PhD student Ryan Broll has been awarded the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for his research project: “Policing cyber bullying: How parents, educators, and law enforcement respond to digital harassment”.  This mixed-methods study examines the ways in which involved stakeholders, including parents, educators, and law enforcement personnel, respond to incidents of cyber bullying that come to their attention. Utilizing a nodal governance framework, it considers the ways in which stakeholders work collaboratively, combining resources and expertise, to effectively respond to youths’ concerns, and barriers that prevent such collaboration.

Congratulations to Robert, Hart and Ryan!