A vital part of our research is facilitated by the Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at Western. The Statistics Canada employees at the RDC provide researchers with access, in a secure university setting, to microdata from population and household surveys. The RDC also offers conferences, training, and workshops about statistical techniques and the use of data, not just for us at Sociology, but for all of Western. Projects undertaken at the RDC have generated products including master’s thesis, doctoral dissertations, and publications in books and journals. Check out RDC Highlights regularly for research findings by researchers using the RDC.


Sociology faculty and students also research within these interdisciplinary groups:

Network for Economic and Social Trends

The Africa Institute

Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism