Political Science
Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Feminist thinkers at Western are giving women in fitness a voice – and now, they’re receiving recognition for it, too. Western professors Tracy Isaacs and Samantha Brennan were recently nominated as one of OptiMYz magazine’s Top 100 Health Influencers. Their blog, Fit...

Western faculty, alumnae among 2017 Women of Excellence

Western faculty, alumnae among 2017 Women of Excellence

Two members of the Western community are among eight honourees named by The YMCA of Western Ontario as 2017 Women of Excellence. Dr. Marina Salvadori, a faculty member in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, is a provincial, national and international...

Trump’s unpredictability, anti-intellectualism raise red flags

Trump’s unpredictability, anti-intellectualism raise red flags

Seven days have passed since Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, assumed office. And while the world looks on with numerous concerns over everything from accessible healthcare for Americans, women’s rights, immigration, minority and...

Teams rise up to the Challenge

Teams rise up to the Challenge

The World’s Challenge Challenge, a staple of Western’s International Week, sees more than 30 student teams in competition, presenting a unique solution to a global challenge, in front of a panel of judges.

Results a call for renewed focus on gender

Results a call for renewed focus on gender

Don’t look for a silver bullet in Hillary Clinton’s surprising loss to Donald Trump in the U.S. Presidential election. One does not exist, stressed Political Science professor Cristine de Clercy. However, any analysis of her loss that does not include gender would be...

Wells: How ink-stained frustrations turned into a better tomorrow

Wells: How ink-stained frustrations turned into a better tomorrow

I saw them in Centre Spot bathed in morning light: stacks of Gazettes. I felt a rush spotting students peeling off their copy on the way to class. For the first time, they were all going to see me – my byline – inside. I grabbed a paper and flipped pages to the sports...

Off the trail and in transition

Off the trail and in transition

The U.S. presidential election is finally over and close to half of those who voted decided to place their faith – not to mention the future of their country – in the hands of Donald Trump, a billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star. On Jan. 20, 2017, he will...

New book defines role of Canadian think tanks

New book defines role of Canadian think tanks

If you are concerned about government policies pertaining to taxes, health care, changes in education or a host of other issues, you need to know something about the motivations of the organizations that have given birth to some of these ideas, stressed a Western...

Alcantara, Ronald named Young Innovators

Alcantara, Ronald named Young Innovators

Political Science professor Christopher Alcantara and Robarts Research scientist John Ronald have been named among the 2016 Petro Canada Young Innovator Awards. The program provides two awards to new researchers at Western ($12,000) and Robarts ($6,000) to recognize,...

Professor explores ‘Faces’ in Ukraine

Professor explores ‘Faces’ in Ukraine

“Every morning I wake up feels like a punch in the stomach,” Olena Stiazhkina said during an interview on Oct. 15, 2015 in Kyiv. “I keep thinking, how can this be happening?" It was hard to believe the attractive, well-put-together woman sitting across from me had...

Love of ‘The Game’ stays all in the family

Love of ‘The Game’ stays all in the family

David Beeston’s heart may be true ‘blue,’ but he sees only ‘red’ when it comes to business. That’s because Beeston, BA’01 (Philosophy), LLB’07, grew up in Toronto, where his father, Paul, BA’67 (Political Science), was president of the Toronto Blue Jays. Today, David...

Group finding its voice on violence

Group finding its voice on violence

Talking about gender-based violence is hard. If you’re part of a Muslim community, it is markedly harder and a group of young women in London wants to change this. Nearly two years ago, the London Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration hired more...

Expert cautiously applauds Paris Agreement

Expert cautiously applauds Paris Agreement

Western Political Science professor Radoslav Dimitrov saw “collective euphoria” – even though the agreement which closed the UN Climate Change Conference was far from perfect.

Western News Newsmakers 2015

Western News Newsmakers 2015

How will we remember 2015? Probably through one or more of these faces. Join us in this spotlight, in brief words and striking images, of some of our favourites from the last year.

Dyczok: Finding small moments among the wounded

Dyczok: Finding small moments among the wounded

“I’m a civilian,” he said. “Give the treats to the wounded soldiers.” The young man on crutches smiled and refused to take any fruit or chocolates from my basket. I didn’t look at his injury and focused on his eyes. But I knew he was a soldier, because I was in Kyiv’s...

Morneau, Philpott named to Trudeau cabinet

Morneau, Philpott named to Trudeau cabinet

Recently elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tapped William Morneau, BA’86 (Political Science), as Finance Minister and Jane Philpott, MD’84, as Health Minister during ceremonies held today at Rideau Hall.

Scholars named among emerging generation of leaders

Scholars named among emerging generation of leaders

Four Western professors and a King’s University College professor have been named among the 48 new members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.