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.


Sociology Department service changes due to COVID-19

Mar. 18: As you know, courses will resume Wed. Mar. 19 online, and residences remain open. For other services, Western has transitioned to its required services mode. This means Sociology's staff will be working from home during regular business hours, and can be contacted by email. 

  • Yoko Yoshida joining the Department of Sociology

    Apr. 2, 2020
    Dr. Yoshida is joining the Department of Sociology as an Associate Professor. Her research focuses on immigration and immigrant integration, race and ethnic relations, as well as social inequality. She has also worked on issues of health inequality.
  • Howard Ramos joining Department of Sociology

    Apr. 2, 2020
    Dr. Ramos is joining Department of Sociology as professor and Department Chair. A common thread through Ramos’ research is a focus on social justice and translating social science to help communities and facilitate public engagement of pressing issues.
  • Lauren Barr Honoured for Teaching Excellence

    Mar. 12, 2020
    Lauren Barr was awarded the Angela Armitt Award for Excellence in Teaching by Part-Time Faculty.
  • Policing partnership puts big data on patrol

    Jan. 24, 2020
    Dr. Laura Huey, PhD students Lorna Ferguson, Hillary Peladeau, Jacek Koziarski and Larissa Kowalski are engaged with police, other academic researchers, and public policy-makers to introduce academic research and big data into policing.
  • Jerry White honoured with Atlohsa Peace Award

    Nov. 5, 2019
    Atlohsa Family Healing Services has announced that at its Atlohsa Peace Awards will honour eight people for their work in Truth and Reconciliation. We are very pleased that Sociology's Professor Emeritus Jerry White is one of these honourees.