Graduate Program in Sociology

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We have a vibrant and diverse community of researchers examining a wide range of social phenomena using multiple research methodologies.  Our professors are recognized internationally for their research, providing exceptional opportunities for graduate students to become involved.

The department houses a graduate student computer lab, office space, classrooms, research space and a lounge. With all of these facilities located on the fifth floor of the Social Science Centre, our students enjoy an inclusive environment and easy access to faculty members and facilities.


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We invite you to explore our web site and to contact our Graduate Program Assistant, Sandra Vilovski, if you have questions regarding our programs and/or the application process.

Patrick Denice joins Sociology

Eugena Kwon was in the top 25 SSHRC storytellers for this year's competition at Congress 2018. Watch her video: YouTube video Examining the Role of Food Literacy in Shaping Immigrant Integration Experiences in Canada

Allison Cordoba's thesis " Symbolic and Material Justice: The Case of Displaced Persons in Chocó, Colombia" is now available in Scholarship@Western thesis repository.

Gwynne Ng's thesis " Accessing Healthcare in Ontario: Influences on Utilization Among Asian Immigrant Women" is now available in Scholarship@Western thesis repository.

Esra Ari's thesis "Ideology of Multiculturalism as a Double-Edged Sword: Second-Generation of Black Jamaicans and Dark-White Portuguese" is now available in Scholarship@Western thesis repository.