Social Science
Year in review: Let me count the ways

Year in review: Let me count the ways

Turns out, relationship success has little to do with your personal awesomeness, and even less to do with fairy-tale love potions and Puccini arias.

Partnerships pegged for SSHRC funding

Partnerships pegged for SSHRC funding

The strength of partnerships – including work to improve refugee settlement services hampered by the pandemic – was key to unlocking funding support for five London-led research projects.

Feds fund innovative Western research

Feds fund innovative Western research

Researchers looking to develop green technologies, understand consumer decision-making and improve learning outcomes for children with autism are among those benefiting from new federal funding.

Youth vaping problem nets research dollars

Youth vaping problem nets research dollars

Vaping among teenaged Canadians has doubled in the past two years – a troubling trend that three Western researchers will examine in depth with new funding from the CIHR.

Debut novel combines tech, comic worlds

Debut novel combines tech, comic worlds

Drew Murray, can credit his storied career partly to technology’s triumph over the curse of cursive. Now Murray, BA’97, MBA’06, is celebrating his debut novel, Broken Genius.

Criminologists unite to reach out, speak up

Criminologists unite to reach out, speak up

Western Sociology professor Laura Huey has co-founded #CrimComm, a new virtual community where criminology researchers share ways to improve communication with each other and the world. The over-arching intent is to spread their science to more policy-makers, police, peers and the public.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Mel Goodale

Read. Watch. Listen. with Mel Goodale

Transport yourself beyond pandemic isolation and into parallel worlds both near and far when Western neuroscientist Mel Goodale takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Grant sharpens student focus on aging Boomers

Grant sharpens student focus on aging Boomers

For the first time in the nation’s history, Canada is home to more senior citizens than children – a never-before-seen demographic shift with implications across all aspects of society for years to come.