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Undergraduate Course Announcement

We have just added a fall-term half course SOC 1025B-001 Society and You to the winter term schedule. If you only need a half course to complete your first-year requirement for Sociology, please check out SOC 1025B (Class No 12839 to enroll now).

All Western students are eligible to take our new SOC 2190G-001 Decolonizing Canada course this winter with no prerequisites. Check out the pdf outline (Class No 12612 to enroll now).

For undergrads who have completed 1.0 credits in Sociology at the 1000 level, you may be interested in this year's new SOC 2298B-001 Special Topics in Sociology: Environmental Sociology course this winter (Class No 10324 to enroll now).

Finally, for students in fourth year of one of the Honours Specializations or Honours Double Majors in Sociology or Criminology, we have two new special topics courses:
Fall term: SOC 4486F-001 Special topics: HEALTH INEQUALITIES: DIFFERENCES BY RACE, ETHNICITY, AND NATIONALITY -- check out the pdf outline (Class No 9230 to enroll now).
Winter term: SOC 4488G Special topics: Immigration and Immigrant Integration in Canada: Theory and Practice -- check out the pdf outline (Class No 12840 to enroll now).

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


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Media Buzz

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

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

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"

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"

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