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Innovation - Social Sciences - 01.12.2022
Opinion: Black Twitter shaped the platform, but its future lies elsewhere
Opinion: Black Twitter shaped the platform, but its future lies elsewhere
Following Elon Musk's controversial Twitter takeover, Dr keisha bruce (UCL Institute of Advanced Studies) examines in The Conversation the impact of Black Twitter on internet culture and its ability to create and redefine itself in the digital age.

Career - Social Sciences - 01.12.2022

Health - Social Sciences - 01.12.2022

Health - Social Sciences - 30.11.2022
MICRA members announce book publication: 'COVID-19, Inequality and Older People: Everyday life during the pandemic'
MICRA members announce book publication: ’COVID-19, Inequality and Older People: Everyday life during the pandemic’
MICRA members (Camilla Lewis, Chris Phillipson, Sophie Yarker and Luciana Lang) are pleased to announce the publication of a book: 'COVID-19, Inequality and Older People: Everyday life during the pandemic', in June 2023 with Policy Press.

Social Sciences - Health - 30.11.2022
Steep fall in implementation of physical activity policy in Ontario schools
Steep fall in implementation of physical activity policy in Ontario schools
Low on time and confidence, less than a quarter of teachers use DPA guideline, finds survey co-authored by Western researchers Children have become less physically active in school, despite teachers recognizing the importance of daily movement.

Social Sciences - 30.11.2022
University of Göttingen renews condemnation of violence in Iran
University of Göttingen renews condemnation of violence in Iran
We have received the news that a scientist in Iran, who received his PhD from the University of Göttingen, has been arrested because he was involved in protecting demonstrating students.

Social Sciences - Campus - 30.11.2022
Helping students appreciate their cultural and intersectional identities
Meet Dr. Sandra Lopez-Rocha from the Student Success Office By Tracelyn Cornelius University Relations Born in Mexico, Dr. Sandra Lopez-Rocha has been working in the field of intercultural learning since the mid 1990s, at a time when the field experienced exponential growth.

Social Sciences - 30.11.2022
Help for virtuous pedophiles
In his doctoral research in criminology, Étienne Garant is looking at the adaptation mechanisms used by people who acknowledge pedophilic urges but choose not to act on them.

Religions - Social Sciences - 30.11.2022
Revisiting the colonial narrative around Kateri Tekakwitha
Revisiting the colonial narrative around Kateri Tekakwitha
Drawing on insights from intercultural and decolonial theology, Jean-François Roussel deconstructs the story of the Mohawk saint.

Social Sciences - Health - 30.11.2022
National conference convenes leaders in firearm injury prevention research
In an effort to expand the pipeline for, and foster collaboration in, the field of firearm injury prevention research, more than 500 researchers are gathering Nov.

Social Sciences - 29.11.2022
Compare yourself to your past self
Comparing ourselves favorably to others is something we all do. And we also stimulate it in our children; for example, as we praise them when they outperform others.

Social Sciences - 28.11.2022
Innovative Ideas on Gender and Diversity Justice
Inaugural lecture to be held by highly regarded professor of sociology Kathrin Zippel on December 1, 2022 In her inaugural lecture at Freie Universität Berlin, sociologist Professor Kathrin Zippel wi

Social Sciences - Health - 28.11.2022
Promoting the well-being of immigrant children
Psycho-education professor Sarah Dufour and her team get a $1.2-million federal grant to evaluate the Espace Parents program, which promotes parenting skills among newcomers to Quebec.

Social Sciences - Politics - 28.11.2022
Western PhD students named Vanier scholars
Western PhD students named Vanier scholars
Three Western PhD candidates have been named among 166 nationwide recipients of the 2022-2023 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

Health - Social Sciences - 28.11.2022
Higher weight is linked to poor brain health in children
Higher weight is linked to poor brain health in children
Yale-led study links higher weight in children with structural and functional brain impairments, which could contribute to reduced academic performance. The relationship between weight and brain health in children is less clear than that of obesity in adults, which has consistently been linked to reduced brain health.

Environment - Social Sciences - 28.11.2022

Social Sciences - 28.11.2022
Oregon's new laws and the future of U.S. gun policy
Oregon’s new laws and the future of U.S. gun policy
What do new Oregon laws mean for the future of U.S. gun policy? A midterm ballot initiative called Measure 114 requires permits to purchase guns and limits magazine capacity, charting a course for other states to put gun control in the hands of voters, says Cass Crifasi, a researcher at Johns Hopkins Gun deaths in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2021 following unprecedented purchasing during the pandemic.

Social Sciences - Architecture - 25.11.2022
Researchers work with First Nations to create housing self-sufficiency in remote communities
Researchers work with First Nations to create housing self-sufficiency in remote communities
A new partnership will bring several First Nations in Saskatchewan together with a team of researchers from the University of Toronto and Toronto Metropolitan University to develop new pathways toward housing self-sufficiency.

Research Management - Social Sciences - 24.11.2022

Environment - Social Sciences - 24.11.2022

Social Sciences - 24.11.2022

Social Sciences - 23.11.2022
Most young people’s well-being falls sharply in first years of secondary school
Research based on data from 11,000 students charted an across-the-board fall in well-being, regardless of circumstances, between ages 11 and 14. Even though this was a large, diverse group of adolescents, we saw a consistent fall in well-being Ioannis Katsantonis Most young people in the UK experience a sharp decline in their subjective well-being during their first years at secondary school, regardless of their circumstances or background, new research shows.

Social Sciences - 23.11.2022
Pandemic spike in social cohesion starting to decline
Pandemic spike in social cohesion starting to decline
Social cohesion in Australia increased during the pandemic but is now declining due to a weaker sense of pride, belonging and social justice, according to a major study led by researchers at The Aust

Social Sciences - 22.11.2022
Preventing sexual violence at universities: Orange The World 2022
'It makes a huge difference if it is possible to have conversations about social safety and the responsibilities that come with it.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 22.11.2022
Australian TV News still lacking cultural diversity despite some progress
Australian TV News still lacking cultural diversity despite some progress
The second 'report card' on Indigenous and cultural diversity in Australian television news has revealed small pockets of progress but a long journey ahead, particularly for commercial stations.

Career - Social Sciences - 22.11.2022
University celebrates Living Wage Week
Employers and employees have celebrated #LivingWageWeek in Wales by marking Cardiff's journey towards becoming a Living Wage City.

Social Sciences - Health - 21.11.2022
Analysis: Young people without access to a computer had poorer mental health during the pandemic
Analysis: Young people without access to a computer had poorer mental health during the pandemic
PhD candidate Tom Metherell (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) shares in The Conversation his recent study which showed adolescents without computer access during the pandemic were at greater risk of mental health problems.

Social Sciences - Health - 21.11.2022
What can we learn from COVID-19 about supporting migrant and minority ethnic populations?
A new University of Glasgow report highlights useful learnings from the pandemic response for future service provision in Scotland.

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 21.11.2022
Qatar World Cup: U-M experts can discuss
EXPERTS ADVISORY The 22nd FIFA World Cup, featuring 32 nations-the first soccer competition ever held in the Middle East-has been surrounded by controversy since its announcement.

Social Sciences - 18.11.2022

Health - Social Sciences - 18.11.2022
First citizen science chatbot opens up research on mental health
First citizen science chatbot opens up research on mental health
More than 80 people gathered on Friday 18 at the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia (Barcelona) for the first Mental Health Community Assembly of the CoActuamos para la Salud Mental project, in which the results of a collaborative process developed over the last three years were presented.
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