Posts Tagged: Social Science

Study finds visible minorities significantly under-represented in senior leadership positions in London and Ottawa

October 18, 2016

  A new study led by Western University researchers Stelian Medianu and Victoria Esses has found that visible minorities are significantly underrepresented in senior leadership positions in the non-profit and…

New methodology provides better size estimates of meteorite impact craters

August 5, 2016

Using newly developed methodology, planetary scientists from Western University have re-estimated the diameter of eight well-known impact craters on Earth. The journal Science Advances published an explanation of the new…

American politics expert says Canada must get ready for Trump presidency

June 15, 2016

Recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in American politics, US foreign policy, interest groups and think tanks, Donald Abelson says, “Donald Trump is rude, offensive, obnoxious, and according to…

$2-million donation establishes Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking at Western

May 9, 2016

Western University is poised to move to the forefront of central banking teaching and research in Canada, thanks to a recent generous donation from The Jarislowsky Foundation announced today. The…

New Western neuroscience study shows how we learn from watching others

April 21, 2016

A new study from Western University shows that the parts of our brain that provide us with our sense of touch are activated when we watch someone else learn a…

Listen to your heart – it may tell you something about memory

April 5, 2016

Follow your heart because a new study from Western University shows that your memories already do. Investigators at Western’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute have discovered that signals from inside…

Evidence of human influence and pollution found in remote mountain lakes

February 8, 2016

A new interdisciplinary study at Western University has shown for the first time that 70 per cent of nitrates in high mountain lakes in Utah are from human-caused sources –…

International study explores the good, the bad and not-so ugly of hallucinations

February 4, 2016

Hallucinations can be a terrifying part of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. But according to a new study from Western University and the University…

Jean Chrétien to present keynote address at Western’s Social Science Academic Conference

January 22, 2016

The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, who served as Prime Minister of Canada for three full terms in majority governments, will deliver the evening keynote address at Western University’s second annual…

Western University experts available to discuss New Year’s health and wellness resolutions

January 6, 2016

As 2016 gets underway, many Canadians have made New Year’s resolutions to improve their health and wellness. Will they stick to their commitments? What are the best paths to success?…