Western ranks as one of the top 10 research-intensive universities in Canada.
Social Science at Western transcends disciplinary boundaries while recognizing the excellence of individual scholars and research groups who work in more narrowly defined areas.
Affiliated Research Centres and Research Chairs
Society and Mental Health: The Journal of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Mental Health
has opened its editorial office in the Aging & Health Research Centre of the Department of Sociology.
SMH publishes original articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of the social origins of mental health and illness, the social consequences for persons with mental illness, and the organization and financing of mental health services and care.
Workforce Aging in the New Economy
is an international comparative study of information technology employment
Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and global partners, the project involves a consortium of academic researchers and industry partners in Australia, Canada, the European Union, and the United States.
The Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium (International) represents the next step in a planned program development that began in the late 1990s, where researchers and policy analysts in Academia and Government began working together to correct what they perceived as the lack of evidence based policy making.
The Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at the University of Western Ontario, with University of Windsor as a partner provides access to detailed data for pure and applied research, promotes the use of data through training, advances the technology for data analysis and assists in the dissemination of research results.
- The Centre for Population, Aging and Health encourages, organizes, and supports innovative social research in the areas of population, aging, and health. We are a community of scholars working and collaborating on research and methods that advance the scientific understanding of social issues related to changing population dynamics, individual and population aging, and social determinants of health.
Population and Life Course Studies (PLCS) is an interdisciplinary initiative that draws on expertise of researchers from various academic backgrounds to create vibrant interdisciplinary synergisms that will enhance research as well as faculty and graduate training. We are working towards integrating three traditionally separate areas of study: population processes, social trends, and health over the life course. For more information, please contact Lorraine Davies, who leads this initiative.
- The primary goal of the Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster is to promote research that will lead academics and policymakers to a clearer understanding of the relationship between population structure and the lives of individuals. This research will form the basis for improved planning on the part of governments, public institutions and agencies, and business.
CRC Population, Gender & Development
- The mission of the Canadian Research Chair in Population, Gender and Development is to examine some of the relationships between demographic change, globalization and the wellbeing of individuals and families in the developing world.
The CRC will pay particular attention to gender issues emerging in the context of low fertility and increasing transnational migration. This mission will be accomplished through research projects undertaken in Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Bangladesh, China and Cuba by an international team of researchers.
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