Political Science
Student lauds residence experience in pandemic

Student lauds residence experience in pandemic

With his family in India and friends scattered around the globe, Moiz Rajwani will always treasure the support he received from his Western family in his home away from home.

New data offer unique insights into voters

New data offer unique insights into voters

New numbers released by the Western-led Consortium on Electoral Democracy (C-Dem) offer everyone from researchers to policy wonks to the general public the deepest insights yet into Canadian thinking during the last federal election.

New book eyes rethink of transitional justice

New book eyes rethink of transitional justice

She admits it feels weird to consider the well-worn term – “game-changer.” But what Political Science professor Joanna Quinn and her colleagues have assembled in their latest book may be exactly that when it comes to how the world approaches transitional justice.

Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

Eleven Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced.

Experience a retelling of the American story

Experience a retelling of the American story

Turn the page on how you think the United States of America developed as a nation and an idea by wrestling with a recent past when Political Science Chair Matthew Lebo takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen. 

Study: Mandatory voting ups turnout, confusion

Study: Mandatory voting ups turnout, confusion

A lot happens behind the scenes when a country implements mandatory voting – including inevitably higher turnout. But what if those numbers don’t mean what we think they do?

Results reflect ‘healthy democracy’: de Clercy

Results reflect ‘healthy democracy’: de Clercy

It was a win for all the major parties – in large or small ways – and for Canadian democracy itself. That’s how Political Science professor Cristine de Clercy frames the results of Monday’s federal election, as the Liberals attained a minority-government mandate.

Alumna making her mark on e-learning

Alumna making her mark on e-learning

Crowdmark CEO Michelle Caers, BA’94 (Political Science), stands as one of the country’s leading e-learning entrepreneurs, forging new pathways for educators and students.

Democracy project heads SSHRC recipients

Democracy project heads SSHRC recipients

Political Science professor Laura Stephenson’s C-Dem project headed a list of 97 Western projects and research areas which will collectively receive $8.4 million in SSHRC grants.

Western embracing ‘Change’ in the classroom

Western embracing ‘Change’ in the classroom

In celebration of the Times Higher Education (THE) Teaching Excellence Summit, Western News presents the following series of stories highlighting teaching excellence at Western.

USC celebrates teaching excellence

USC celebrates teaching excellence

Nigmendra Narain (Political Science), Philip King (DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies), Scott Loveland (Ivey Business School) and Mark Baker (Physics and Astronomy) were honoured with the University Student’s Council (USC) Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers