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Sociology News Highlights


Janice Forsyth wins North American Society for Sport History Book Award for Reclaiming Tom Longboat


Undergraduates: SOC 3317B-001 Update

Feb. 28 midterm is postponed until next week.  Check your OWL for further updates.

New Faculty Member

Jasmine Ha

We are very pleased to welcome Jasmine Ha to the department. She is an Assistant Professor who focuses on issues of international migration, globalization, and sustainability.

Sociology Department service changes due to COVID-19

Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, members of the Sociology department will be working on campus during our regular office hours, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. See Contacts for instructions about booking virtual or in-person appointments.

Technology service interruptions

WTS also reserves Sundays from Midnight until 10:00 am and Thursdays from Midnight until 7:00 am for scheduled maintenance.

Media Buzz

July 15, 2021 "Themed parties and ‘outright debauchery’: These GTA 20-somethings are planning a new Roaring Twenties" Toronto Star

June 8, 2021 "Indigenous sports organization in Alberta undertakes groundbreaking work" Toronto Star

May 4, 2021 "Census 2021: Canadians are talking about race. But the census hasn’t caught up." Philippine Canadian Inquirer

May 4, 2021 "Expert insights: Pandemic may usher in major social changes" Western News

May 3, 2021 "Census 2021: Canadians are talking about race. But the census hasn’t caught up." The Conversation

April 28, 2021 "Family stability at risk when interracial parents cohabit, not marry" Western News

April 22, 2021 "Police Training Varies Across The U.S. Is It Time For National Standards?" NPR Morning Edition

April 12, 2021 "Balancing Act: About 40,000 kids have lost a parent to COVID-19. Schools need to step in and help" News-Press NOW

April 10, 2021 "Mengapa Banyak Orang Lakukan Hal Berbahaya demi Konten?" Kompas

April 9, 2021 "As many as 43,000 U.S. children have lost a parent to COVID-19, USC study finds" The Highland County Press

April 9, 2021 "Western University PhD student creates missing persons research hub" Q107 News

April 1, 2021 "Research Recap: Positive Impacts of Parental Benefits on Couple Relationships" Vanier Institute

March 8, 2021 "Statistics Canada considered delaying this year’s census to 2022 due to pandemic" Toronto Star

Jan. 7, 2021 "The Question of the Rainbow Resumé" IN Magazine

Dec. 11, 2020 "London mayor's comments on higher COVID-19 cases among racialized groups clash with experts" CBC

Dec. 9, 2020 "Brescia prof appointed gender-based violence expert in national research project" The Gazette

Dec. 9, 2020 "Age of oldest child key to unlocking immigration mobility within Canada" Western News

Dec. 7, 2020 "How social media plays into Western's student shaming culture" The Gazette

Dec. 2, 2020 "Western University researchers reveal who is most likely to adhere to public health precautions" CBC News

Dec. 1, 2020 video"New record daily COVID-19 case count in London" CTV News

Nov. 30, 2020 "Gender, age, education can predict use of pandemic precautions" Western News

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

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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"

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

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 24, 2020 "Choi: COVID-19 hotspots predicted by data linking race and health" London Free Press

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"

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