Department of Geography COVID-19 updates

To ensure the health and safety of our campus community and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, effective Thursday, March 19, Western will move to a required services model until further notice. During this time, Geography's staff will be working remotely and will be available by email. Read more

Youth vaping problem nets research dollars

Vaping among teenaged Canadians has doubled in the past two years – a troubling trend that Western researchers will examine in depth with new funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Jamie Seabrook, Jason Gilliland and a team of researchers from Western will examine how the accessibility of vape retailers and municipal and school board vaping policies vary in relation to the proximity of schools and the characteristics of neighbourhoods throughout Ontario. Read more

Bridging the Gap Between the Politics of Recognition and the Politics of Language Service Delivery in Ontario and Wales

Adjunct Professor, Colin Williams' recent publication "aims to start mapping the variety of approaches and instruments which guide the delivery of services to linguistic minorities. The argument suggests that different institutional processes in Ontario and Wales inform the delivery of selected services and calls for more research on how the politics of recognition is implemented in institutions serving official linguistic minorities." Read more

PhD Candidate named Vanier Scholar

A big congratulations to PhD Candidate Vanessa Ambtman-Smith on being a recipient of the 2020-2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. Vanessa will receive $50,000 annually for up to three years. Vanier scholars are selected based on leaderships skills, research potential, and a high standard of scholarly achievement in research that spans all disciplines. Read more

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