Centres, Institutes and Groups

Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities.

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


Digital History Lab

Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in digital research meet regularly to work on projects, use equipment, learn new skills and share goals, accomplishments and challenges.


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.