Skip to Content
- December 22, 2014
Western News presents its 5th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of the campus spirit. Each Newsmaker contributed to campus conversations – both important ones and entertaining ones. See which Social Science newsmakers make the list!
A Red Poppy via Public Radio UkraineNovember 11, 2014
Professor Marta Dyczok's article for Public Radio Ukraine reminds us of the meaning of Remembrance Day as well as what is currently happening in Ukraine.
- November 05, 2014
November 9th marks the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Professors Dyczok, Nathans, and Priestman reflect on that moment's meaning.
- October 30, 2014
3,000 year old mummy, formerly known as Justine, was actually known as Nefret-Mut and worked as a "chantress" or singer-musician. Using CT scans and closely inspecting photographs of the painted coffin, researchers Andrew Nelson (Anthropology) and Gayle Gibson (ROM) have revealed new information about her.
- October 10, 2014
Field-course led by Professors Rick Fehr and Micha Pazner exposes students to complex social and environmental histories and situations. The learning objectives of the field-course are designed to introduce students to the historic and contemporary realities experienced by Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples on Walpole Island.
- October 03, 2014
Robert Young, Political Science, says even though the majority vote was in favour of Scotland remaining part of the United Kingdom, the 45 per cent of the electorate wanting to secede may pose major problems in the near future.
- September 12, 2014
Congratulations to Raechelle Gibson, Sarah Mason, and Katerina Rnic! They have been selected among 166 nationwide recipients based on leadership skills and high standard of scholarly achievement.
- August 15, 2014
Jason Gilliland's team of students and researchers have been collecting data from food producers and restaurants as their part in creating this new app. It provides users with information about nearby local food options based on their preferences and/or dietary restrictions.
- August 01, 2014
Marta Dyczok, who was in the Ukraine at the time of the Malaysian airline disaster shares her experience of how the story unfolded.
- July 16, 2014
A question directed to Professor Chris Smart (Geography) during a conference in Grand Bend. Professor Smart presented information from detailed maps of the beds of the Great Lakes.
- July 15, 2014
Linguistic Anthropology professor Karen Pennesi’s recent paper, Reading and Righting the Names at a Convocation Ceremony: Influences of Linguistic Ideologies on Name Usage in an Institutional Interaction, shows how proper pronunciation of names at convocation matters beyond the moment.
- June 27, 2014
After a year-long international competition, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) has selected Western’s Adrian Owen and Melvyn Goodale to lead a new research network focused on the brain, mind and consciousness.
- June 27, 2014
For the next four years, History grad students will be sending out regular tweets about what life was like a century ago during war. Prof. Hamilton says it is not just about battles and people dying, but how war affected Londoners.
- June 23, 2014
Dan Stolzberg, a postdoctoral student in Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, wants to better understand how ‘firing neurons’ impact the success of cochlear implants.
- June 18, 2014
Professor Marta Dyczok speaks about the gas situation between Russia and Ukraine on CTV News. Negotiators failed to reach a deal on prices and unpaid bills.
- June 17, 2014
Congratulations to Professors Marc Joanisse and Stefan Kohler from Psychology for this year's award!
- June 12, 2014
A special article is written by Professor Marta Dyczok in the Toronto Star with regards to the anti-government "Maidan" movement in Kyiv, Ukraine. An interview with one of the remaining protestors indicates that even though the president and mayor have changed, everything else has remained the same.
- June 01, 2014
Congratulations Professor Peter Ferguson for receiving the 2014 University Students' Council Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Professor Ferguson who teaches Political Science is awarded for his attempts to engage and inspire students in the classroom.
- April 11, 2014
Bank of Canada announced Carolyn Wilkins (M.A. 1988) has been appointed Senior Deputy Governor. She succeeds Tiff Macklem, another Western Economics grad. The appointment prompted the Globe and Mail to do a feature article on Professors Emeritus David Laidler and Michael Parkin.
- March 25, 2014
Chinese military crews have joined the search in the Southern Indian Ocean for the missing Flight 370. Jessica Trisko Darden of Western University in Canada tells the WSJ's Deborah Kan why some of China’s neighbours may be suspicious of its motives.
- March 16, 2014
The students have been working with London on researching and documenting about a dozen heritage homes. An exhibition is displayed at Weldon Library until April 30.
- February 27, 2014
Research by Mélanie Guigueno, a Biology PhD candidate, and lead author on the study at Western’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR), has shown female brown-headed cowbirds perform spatial tasks better than their male counterparts – which is opposite what is typically found in mammals, including humans.
- February 26, 2014
Western has made the Canadian Top 5 with these four subjects: Psychology, economics, accounting and finance, and philosophy according to the latest round of QS World University Rankings by Subject.
- February 20, 2014
Professor Ian Colquhoun, Anthropology, is working with primatologists and researchers to devise an action plan to save Madagascar's 101 lemur species.
- January 16, 2014
Highstreet Asset Management, a local investment firm and MFE Advisory Board Member, led the launch celebration in announcing a $45,000 scholarship to be awarded in $15,000 increments over three years. President Chakma and Jim MacGee, MFE Co-director, emphasized the valuable role industry partners and alumni will play in providing feedback to ensure the program is up to date and meets changing industry needs.
- January 16, 2014
In findings published in the journal Perception, Kevin Johnston (Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry) and Brian Timney (Psychology) have shown that alcohol greatly affects the ability to adjust vision for brightness and contrast, which may be increasingly problematic when driving at twilight, as the suns dips below the horizon.