Political Science

Student gives Children’s Aid the royal treatment

After her first year of university, Jacqueline Wojciechowski needed a breather. She wasn’t burned out by academics; the 21-year-old just wanted some time off – an opportunity to “collect” herself.

Countdown on for student-built Rocket

For some Western students, the savings couldn’t come at a better time. With the holiday season around the corner, students will have more money in their pockets, thanks to The London Rocket, a new, more affordable means of travelling home.

Campus Digest: Dean, alumnae named among influential women

Richard Ivey School of Business Dean Carol Stephenson, along with five Western alumnae, have been named among Canada’s most influential women, according to Women of Influence Magazine in the Canadian publication’s 2nd annual Top 25 Women of Influence list, released in its Winter 2012 issue.

Future of justice

Future of justice

There are trade-offs between the kinds of justice that victims and others rightly demand, and the compromises that must be made to take dictators and warlords out of power, or to maintain the functioning apparatus of government, and so on.

Dean, alumnae named among most influential women

Dean, alumnae named among most influential women

Richard Ivey School of Business Dean Carol Stephenson, along with five Western alumnae, have been named among Canada’s most influential women, according to Women of Influence Magazine.

Skinner: Does Romney’s evangelical dilemma matter?

Skinner: Does Romney’s evangelical dilemma matter?

Mitt Romney is a Mormon, and in the Republican Party where evangelical Christians make up a large portion of the party’s base, they are not necessarily comfortable with having a Mormon as their candidate for the U.S. presidency. A substantial number of evangelicals do not see Mormonism as a legitimate religion, going so far as to label the faith a cult and discount their Christian credentials, even if the official name of the Church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Quinn: Letters home provide window into research

For the last 11 years, Western Political Science professor Joanna Quinn has been sending notes home to family and friends from her field research on transitional justice in Uganda “mostly to let them know that I’m not dead yet, and so on, but also to tell them about the kinds of things I’m seeing.”

Reporting on the Harper Decade

Reporter, pundit and Maclean’s columnist Paul Wells, BA’89, has released The Harper Decade (Maclean’s, $4.99), an e-book compiling Wells’ best writing on Stephen Harper over the decade he’s been a party leader. For a man who spends his time looking out for what’s next in Ottawa, taking the time to look back has been an interesting exercise for Wells. Western News editor Jason Winders spoke with him about his new book. Just don’t ask him to sign it.

Ambassador addresses ‘dilemma of NATO enlargement’

Ambassador addresses ‘dilemma of NATO enlargement’

With the Republic of Macedonia’s pending accession to NATO, Canada should stand up as a strong supporter of the Balkan nation, said Ambassador Ljuben Tevdovski, who visits Western’s campus this week.

McBean to head world science council

McBean to head world science council

University of Western Ontario professor Gordon McBean was named president-elect of the International Council for Science (ICSU) at the organization’s 30th General Assembly in Rome, Italy.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee to lecture

Nobel Peace Prize nominee to lecture

Douglas Roche, who has specialized throughout his 35-year public career in peace and human security issues, offers up his vision of a world without nuclear weapons at 3:30 p.m. today in the McKellar Room, University Community Centre.

Scientists ask Ontarians to cast three votes

Scientists ask Ontarians to cast three votes

A team of political scientists from four Canadian universities have launched an innovative project that allows Ontario voters to cast ballots using three different electoral systems for the upcoming provincial election.

Abelson: Does 9-11 still trump everything?

Sept. 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on American soil that left more than 3,000 people dead and reduced the iconic World Trade Center to rubble.

Students join Junior Team Canada

Students join Junior Team Canada

Leenat Jilani, a political science student at Brescia University College, and Connor Lyons, a second-year political science student at Western, are two of 21 youth nationwide selected to be a Canadian Ambassador on Global Vision’s Junior Team Canada.