Social Science
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.

Centre for Brain and Mind opens, announces U.K. partnerships

Centre for Brain and Mind opens, announces U.K. partnerships

Recognized as a world leader in cognitive neuroscience research, the Centre for Brain and Mind at The University of Western Ontario will begin training postdoctoral fellows from three of the top institutions in the United Kingdom next year.

Humour lends insight into vegetative state

Humour lends insight into vegetative state

How the human brain processes jokes may help researchers determine if a person in a vegetative state can experience positive emotions – a breakthrough that could help friends, relatives and doctors better understand a patient’s mental state of mind.

Wintrobe receives CIGI-INET research grant

Wintrobe receives CIGI-INET research grant

University of Western Ontario economics professor Ronald Wintrobe is one of four Canadian recipients of a research grant from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Brain research predicts premeditated actions

Brain research predicts premeditated actions

Bringing the real world into the brain scanner, researchers at The University of Western Ontario from The Centre for Brain and Mind can now determine the action a person was planning, mere moments before that action is actually executed.

University dropout rates tied to preparedness, not laziness

University dropout rates tied to preparedness, not laziness

Approximately 40 per cent of students who drop out of university do so because of what they learn about their own academic ability, based primarily on the grades they receive after arriving on campus, according to new research from The University of Western Ontario.

Stymiest: In-person human interaction important

The energy from those sitting in Alumni Hall was palpable, says Barbara Stymiest, looking around the room at what she described as future politicians, chief economists, social entrepreneurs, academic wunderkinds and leaders of all kinds.

Mediation offers good life lessons: Winkler

The ability to be a mediator is a skill that will not only help in law, but can also be used to enrich global culture and the value of a university education, says Ontario Chief Justice Warren Winkler.

Life among the talking heads

Life among the talking heads

Tim Conley admits he does not have ‘The Number.’ He has ‘A Number’, even ‘A Really Good Number’ if you account for the limited information he worked with at the time. He realizes, however, after a few more months of research, he will have ‘A Different Number’ to present to the world. But he wonders if anyone will care by that time.

Faculties nab international recognition

Faculties nab international recognition

The departments of Philosophy, History, Geography and English are among the best in the world according to QS World University Rankings for Arts and Humanities.

Taking climate change fight to the cities

Taking climate change fight to the cities

As part of the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change (IRIACC), a new initiative led by Gordon McBean at The University of Western Ontario will help cities around the world mitigate risks created by climate change.

You are where you live

You are where you live

Believing geography matters significantly to the health of Canada’s next generation, researchers at The University of Western Ontario are using innovative technology to measure and monitor the physical activities of 1,200 children in 60 elementary schools across Southwestern Ontario.

Mustangs history gets boost from history program

Mustangs history gets boost from history program

Ask Michelle Hamilton and she’ll tell you Mustangs sports history at The University of Western Ontario has been more a labour of love, than academic pursuit. But for the last two years, students in her public history program have set out to change that.

Artist knows no other way

As a child on vacations, Eric Simard followed his father – a professional photographer – across Canada, loading film, learning how to operate equipment, acting as an assistant. He has since dipped his toe in portrait photography and weddings with success, although throughout high school, there was little uncertainty. He aspired to be a professional artist – a painter, in fact.

Institute offers promise of partnership

NAIROBI, Kenya – The official launch of The Africa Institute at The University of Western Ontario in Nairobi, Kenya on May 3 spoke not only to existing research strengths, but offered a promise for the future.

New institute expands expertise in Africa

The University of Western Ontario’s commitment to making a difference in Africa will receive a major boost with the opening of a new institute consolidating Western’s research strengths in the world’s second-largest continent.