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Homecoming 2015
Sept. 25 - 27
Come back to campus and relive your Western Experience at the many events taking place.
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Meet the new Dean
Sept. 25, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Ceeps
671 Richmond Street, London ON

Alumni and students are invited to meet Bob Andersen, new dean of the Faculty of Social Science.

One day. Two concerts. An unforgettable Western Experience
Sept. 26
Morning concert headliner: DVBBS
Evening concert headliner: Our Lady Peace

For tickets: visit HOCOonthehill.ca

Western Suits
Oct. 1
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Toronto Region Board of Trade,
First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON

Guest speaker: Peter Aceto, BA’90, LLB’94
President and CEO, Tangerine Bank

Mix and mingle with fellow alumni and build your professional network.

For a full listing of alumni events, visit Western Alumni.


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Welcome to our new Social Science Dean

Bob Andersen
Bob Andersen, BA’91, Dipl’92, MA’94

On July 1, Bob Andersen joined the Faculty of Social Science serving as Dean for a five-year term. He succeeds Brian Timney, who has served at Dean since July 2002, possibly the longest time anyone has served in the Dean’s Office.

Andersen, BA’91, Dpl’92, MA’94, arrived from the University of Toronto where he was a Distinguished Professor of Social Science and chair of the Department of Sociology. Prior to these positions, he held various academic and administrative posts at Brock, Oxford, Western and McMaster. Andersen was an assistant professor at Western from 2002-03.

He holds three degrees from Western – an undergraduate degree (Political Science), honours diploma (Sociology), as well as an MA in Sociology – and a PhD from McMaster.

His teaching and research interests are in political sociology, social stratification and applied statistics. He is also a social statistician with expertise in survey research methods.