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Prof. Richard Carpiano in the VANCOUVER SUN
“Vancouver housing data ‘nerds’ make essential demands: UBC Prof” There are not many places on the planet where protesters gather to call for governments to provide more data. But that’s what is happening in Metro Vancouver as the provincial government refuses to provide proper background information on who is buying the city’s properties, especially the […]
Think SOCIOLOGY! Fall Newsletter – read it here…
The Department of Sociology’s latest edition of its newsletter is now available, featuring articles about musical taste re class position; the affect of hipster dining on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside; and keeping astronauts comfortable and ‘at home’ in space… View these articles and more here!
Recent UBC PhD Graduate Sanjeev Routray takes prestigious post-doctoral fellowship
Dr. Routray, who was awarded the UBC Sociology Dissertation award for 2014 for his work on urban restructuring and eviction in Delhi, will receive a postdoctoral fellowship for three years with the Urban Studies Foundation, beginning May 1, 2016. He will be affiliated with Northeastern University during the tenure of the fellowship. Congratulations Dr. Routray!
UBC Public Sociologists: graduate students publish op-eds…
Valerie Berseth and Mabel Ho ask why political representation matters for Canada and Prime Minister Trudeau’s new cabinet. Mabel Ho asks who is part of Canada’s cultural mosaic. Millicent Mabi considers the implications for UBC of welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada. Students of Amin Ghaziani’s Qualitative Data Analysis and Professional Writing seminar respond to Nicholas […]
Prof. Lindsey Richardson awarded ‘Wall Solutions Initiative’ grant
This Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies grant supports faculty members at UBC working in collaboration with a community or partner organization, to address issues of societal importance through innovative, interdisciplinary and academically rigorous research projects with a view toward research solutions that can be adopted by the end-users or target communities. The award will support […]
Prof. Becki Ross in Daily Xtra
Becki Ross comments on the Sex-Worker memorial proposed for the West End, in an article by Jeremy Hainsworth,”Sex Worker Memorial proposed for Vancouver’s West End” [View article.]
Prof. Ghaziani’s research on ‘gaybourhoods’ inspires a special book symposium
Amin Ghaziani’s new book, There Goes the Gayborhood?, was the subject of an Author Meets Critics panel at the 2015 ASA meetings in Chicago. The buzz surrounding the session inspired a special book symposium in Environment and Planning A. Contributors include Harvey Molotch, Andrew Deener, Iddo Tavory, and Mary Pattillo.