Welcome to Western

Social Science

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Programs Offered

American Studies / Anthropology / Commercial Aviation Management / Criminology / DAN Management & Organizational Studies / Economics / First Nations Studies / Geography / History / International Relations / Linguistics / Political Science / Psychology / Sociology Urban Development / Women’s Studies and Feminist Research

Fall Preview Day Events

Department & Program Information Displays
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Main Lobby, Social Science Centre
Note: The Bio-Archaeology and Anthropology teaching Laboratory (Room 2257) will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., offering visitors the chance to experience an interactive, virtual-reality tour of a First Nations longhouse.

Faculty Overview Presentation
9:30 – 10:05 a.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Presented by Professor Joan Finegan, Associate Dean.

Program Overview: Sociology & Criminology
10:15 - 11 a.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Presented by Professor Anton Allahar (3M Teaching Fellow) and Professor Kim Ashby.

Program Overview: Commercial Aviation Management
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Room 2024, Social Science Centre
Presented by Captain Brian Morris and Christopher Whitty.

Mini-Lecture: History
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Room 2036, Social Science Centre
Professor Frank Schumacher will present, "Killing Fields: Genocide in Modern History".

Mini-Lecture: Geography
11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Room 2024, Social Science Centre
Professor Chantelle Richmond will present, "Place, Health and Indigenous Peoples: Is that Geography?".

Program Overview: DAN Management & Organizational Studies
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. | 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Presented by Professor Maria Ferraro.

Mini-Lecture: Women's Studies & Feminist Research
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room 2032, Social Science Centre
Professor Bipasha Baruah (Canada Research Chair) will present, "Why Study Women's Studies and Feminist Research?".

Ask a Counsellor, Ask a Student Panel
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Room 2028, Social Science Centre
Chaired by Academic Counsellor Kelly Callahan, this interactive student panel will provide you an opportunity to connect with, and ask questions of, current Social Science students and an Academic Counsellor.

Mini-Lecture: Anthropology
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Room 2036, Social Science Centre
Professor Andrew Nelson will present “The Face of King Robert the Bruce: How a bio-archaeological analysis can right a historical wrong”.

Mini-Lecture: Economics
12 - 12:30 p.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Professor Al Slivinski will present “Perverse pricing, variable voting and criminal conspiracies: What you learn in economics (and how you learn it)”.

Mini-Lecture: Political Science
12:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Professor Charles Jones will present “Why Politics Matter: Three good reasons to study Political Science”.

Program Overview: Psychology
1:30 - 2 p.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Presented by Professor Mike Atkinson (3M Teaching Fellow).