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Centres, Institutes and 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.

Affiliated Research Groups


Jewish Studies Research Group

The Jewish Studies Program is an inter-disciplinary program that offers courses on Main Campus, at Kings, and at Huron that cover all the major areas of this diverse subject: Jewish History, Bible, Rabbinics, Jewish Thought, Jewish Literature, Jewish Art, Hebrew Language, and Israel Studies


MENARG - Middle East and North African Research Group

MENARG functions as a coordinating body for academic departments, professional schools and institutes within the University, promoting scholarly research and writing on all aspects of the Middle East and North African part of the world.

Research initiatives are centered on the global study of MENA countries and peoples, including immigrants to Canada from the region and their ongoing relations to the MENA countries.


Network in Candian History & Environment - NiCHE

NiCHE LogoNiCHE brings together historians, geographers, and other researchers who study nature and humans in Canada's past.

We offer a forum for the field, support collaboration among scholars, and ensure that this research is shared with policymakers, scientists, and the Canadian public.