Western Sociology has a historic strength and commitment to research excellence in the field of Population Dynamics and Social Inequality. Our productive and internationally recognized faculty publish in the discipline's most prestigious journals. We offer outstanding research training for graduate students at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels in the theoretical and empirical study of various dimensions of Population Dynamics and Social Inequality. Western Sociology is also home to award-winning teachers and offers undergraduate programs in both Sociology and Criminology. Check out the above links for more information about our academic programs and faculty.

  • Jerry White to be honoured with Atlohsa Peace Award

    Sept. 27, 2019, CTV News
    Atlohsa Family Healing Services has announced that at its Atlohsa Peace Awards will honour eight people for their work in Truth and Reconciliation. We are very pleased that Sociology's Professor Emeritus Jerry White is one of these honourees.
  • Bertina Lou commended in Undergraduate Awards 2019

    Sept. 17, 2019, Undergraduate Awards
    Congratulations to Bertina Lou, for her recent success in Undergraduate Awards competition. An essay she wrote as an undergraduate in our program was selected for the Highly Commended category, which means she placed in the top 10% of submissions.
  • Janice Forsyth named to College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

    Sept. 10, 2019 Western News
    Janice Forsyth, who is a faculty member and the Director of the Indigenous Studies Program, has just been named among the newest members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The College of New Scholars recognizes Canada’s best emerging scholars. Congratulations Janice!
  • Stephen Sartor wins Graduate Teaching Award

    Congratulations to Stephen Sartor for winning a Graduate Student Teaching Award of Excellence. This award, from the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS), recognizes graduate students’ contributions the educational experience of Western undergraduates. Stephen was recognized for his outstanding work as a teaching assistant in Soc 1027.