Centres, Institutes and Groups

The Department’s faculty members lead some of the top centres, institutes, and research groups in the university. Our collaborative organizations cover a broad range of subjects, from specific geopolitical areas to innovative and practical research concerns. We also pursue interdisciplinary research through three flourishing research groups. Western ranks as one of the top 10 research-intensive universities in Canada. Social Science at Western transcends disciplinary boundaries while recognizing the excellence of individual scholars and research groups who work in more narrowly defined areas.