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Jim RinehartWe were saddened to hear that Jim (James) Rinehart passed away on Fri. Nov. 6. He was a dedicated, passionate teacher, whose research will leave a lasting mark on our profession. Read more in In Memoriam: James W. Rinehart.

Messages of remembrance can be shared on his Woodland Cemetary tribute page. Given the COVID pandemic, there will be no public occasion at this time.

Sociology Department service changes due to COVID-19

All of Sociology's courses will be offered online for the coming school year. Your instructors will detail how to contact them, and your TAs, during the course.

For other services, there are still several ways for you to contact staff. As of Aug. 31, Sociology staff will divide their time between their offices in the Social Science Centre and their home offices. To ensure the safety of staff members who are working in the Social Science Centre, their office doors will be closed, with a notification that they are in their office. We encourage you to continue connecting with staff members via email, Skype for Business, Zoom, or telephone. If you need face-to-face assistance of a staff member, please knock on their door, wear a mask, and respect physical distancing protocols of two meters or 6 feet space. See Sociology Current Contacts

Changes to Western University holiday break and winter term dates - Nov. 24 notice.

Media Buzz

Nov. 20, 2020 "Black Lives Matter seeks race-related London data through survey" London Free Press

Nov. 19, 2020 "Dutch Police Urge Public to Stop 'Pedo-Hunting' After Vigilante Violence" New York Times

Nov. 6, 2020 "Words 2020 lives on as virtual festival" Western News

Oct. 30, 2020 "New Brunswick apartment buildings attracting high prices and national buyers" CBC News

Oct. 5, 2020 "Kamala Harris's Personality: Experts Comment" Psychology Today

Sept. 12, 2020 "Taking back the turf: Indigenous sports award created as means of assimilation now offers chance for reconciliation" Winnipeg Free Press

Sept. 6, 2020 "There’s still a taboo on discussing salaries. But millennials are breaking it" Washington Post

Aug. 28, 2020 "Defunding police may not be effective: UWO researcher" Kitchener Today

Aug. 25, 2020 "What defunding the police could mean for missing persons" Phys.org

Aug. 13, 2020 "Canadian tech group spends $100K on billboards to lure anxious tech workers from U.S." CBC News

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Aug. 12, 2020 "Carleton criminologists end student internships with police, prisons" The Globe and Mail

Aug. 10, 2020 "Forsyth book receiving kudos for her take on Indigenous sports awards program" Anishinabek News

Aug. 9, 2020 "Conspiracy theories will always be with us, says sociology professor" Halifax Today

July 30, 2020 "What Exactly Is Going On in Portland? Everything we know about the protests and reports of unlawful detainment" FLARE

July 26, 2020 "Thought-provoking take on colonialism in Canada: In new book on Tom Longboat sports awards" Yorkton This Week

July 21, 2020 "Thousands of lives on hold as immigration system stalled out" National Observer

July 19, 2020 "Anti-maskers bring their misinformation to Halifax" Halifax Examiner

July 15, 2020 "About nine family members to suffer grief from every COVID-19 fatality" Science Daily

July 14, 2020 "'Symbolic win': But if pro teams just rebrand, they're not doing enough: Western professor" London Free Press

July 13, 2020 "'This isn't enough': Western's Director of Indigenous Studies reacts to Washington NFL team's decision" CBC News

July 13, 2020 "‘Money talks’ in changing NFL team’s nickname" Western News

June 23, 2020 "Grant sharpens student focus on aging Boomers" Western News

June 17, 2020 "Visible minorities make up 27% of London's COVID-19 cases" CBC News

June 12, 2020 "Home Game: Rethinking Canada Through Indigenous Hockey" CKSN

June 11, 2020 "Montreal's poorest and most racially diverse neighbourhoods hit hardest by COVID-19, data analysis shows" CBC News

June 11, 2020 "Questions around systemic racism in policing show reluctance to engage in talks, change, says former officer" The Current

June 10, 2020 "Researchers unite to explore family leave nationwide" Mirage News

June 10, 2020 "Researchers unite to explore family leave nationwide" Western News

June 9, 2020 "As restaurants begin to reopen across the country, more than half of Canadians say they aren't ready to return: survey" Chronicle Herald

June 9, 2020 "Report: Canadians plan to avoid restaurants ‘for the foreseeable future’" Halifax Examiner

July 8, 2020 "Criminologists unite to reach out, speak up" Western News

June 5, 2020 "Toronto COVID-19 hot spots map missing 2,000 confirmed cases" CBC News

June 4, 2020 "2,000 COVID-19 cases missing from Toronto's map of hot spots" CBC News

June 3, 2020 audio"On The Line... With Janice Forsyth" CKSN

June 2, 2020 "How Black Canadians are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19" The Gazette

May 28, 2020 "Stress eating for two: we could be seeing the first signs of a pandemic baby boom" CBC News

May 27, 2020 zoom call people onscreen "The Pandemic Is Changing How We Use Technology To Communicate" Think Out Loud

May 20, 2020 "Data linking race and health predicts new COVID-19 hotspots" The Conversation

Apr. 28, 2020 "Should Cash Transfers Used as an Emergency Response Be Universal or Targeted?" Stanford Basic Income Lab

Apr. 27, 2020 "A Coronavirus Baby Boom: Myth or Reality?" Psychology Today

Apr. 26, 2020 "Ring, ring: Canadians are calling each other a lot more during COVID-19 pandemic, telecoms say" CBC News

Apr. 24, 2020 "I figli? Meglio averli tra i 35 e i 49 anni. La scoperta scientifica" Meteo Week

Apr. 24, 2020 "Pandemic exposes gaps between those with and without resources" St. Thomas Times-Journal

Apr. 24, 2020 "Pandemic exposes gaps between those with and without resources" London Free Press

Apr. 22, 2020 "Western researchers earn SSHRC Insight Grants" Western News

Apr. 17, 2020 "Pandemic making Canada's economic future uncertain" Phys.org

Apr. 16, 2020 "Experts: Pandemic making economic future uncertain" Western News

Apr. 4, 2020 "LFP LONGFORM: COVID-19 is 'a defining moment' that will change our culture in ways large and small . . . or not" London Free Press

Apr. 2, 2020 "Yoshida focuses on Creating Dialogues between the Community and the Academic" Western Social Science

Apr. 2, 2020 "Ramos translates Social Science to Help Communities" Wester Social Science

Mar. 27, 2020 "Social media has positive possibilities in pandemic" TechXplore

Mar. 27, 2020 "Basic Income in a Pandemic and Beyond" Jacobin

Mar. 26, 2020 "Social media has positive possibilities in pandemic" Western News

Mar. 18, 2020 audio "Episode 8: Lorna Ferguson" NIRO Knowledge

Mar. 12, 2020 "The Startling Inequality Gap That Emerges After Age 65" Kaiser Health News

Mar. 12, 2020 "Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence" Western News

Feb. 25, 2020 "Canadian sports groups have policed themselves for too long and it isn’t making sports safer" The Conversation

Feb. 24, 2020 "Study: Sexual orientation plays part in pay gap" Western News

Feb. 21, 2020 "Canada cannot dust off gender roles in home" Phys.org

Feb. 19, 2020 audio "What's behind London's population growth?" London Morning

Feb. 18, 2020 "London population growth rate among fastest in Canada" CBC News

Feb. 17, 2020 audio "How often are people getting divorced in Canada?" London Morning

Feb. 13, 2020 "Canada's divorce is data revealing—and still murky" Phys.org

Feb. 13, 2020 "Divorce data revealing – and still murky" Western News

Feb. 10, 2020 "In Conversation: Rachel Margolis on Divorce Trends in Canada" Vanier Institute

Jan. 24, 2020 "Policing partnership puts big data on patrol" Western News

Jan. 1, 2020 "What's in a name? Looking back at the top N.B. baby names of the past 40 years" CBC News

Nov. 5, 2019 "Honourees for 2019 Atlohsa Peace Awards unveiled" CTV News

Oct. 13, 2019 "Who is Canada's middle class?" CBC News

Oct. 12, 2019 "Forsyth book chronicles Indigenous sport, politics" Western News

Sept. 27, 2019 "Honourees for 2019 Atlohsa Peace Awards unveiled" CTV News

Sept. 10, 2019 "Western emerging generation among New College" Western News