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The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015 (subject to final budgetary approval). The substantive areas of specialization and methodological approaches are open, with a focus on the sociology of […]
Five faculty members (Professors Duina, Fuller, Kemple, Roth, and Tindall) traveled to Paris during Nov 14-16 to meet the Sciences Po Sociology Department in an effort to explore deeper ties with each other. We currently offer a joint degree program for undergraduates. The Paris meeting featured a full day of presentations. Possible forms of collaboration […]
“Study: Black Republicans trust government the most” article by Justin Moyer, in The Washington Post. Though Herman Cain, Don King and Condoleezza Rice may pull levers for GOP candidates in midterm elections next week, they aren’t typical Republican voters. This is because, according to Gallup, just 2 percent of Republicans are black… [View full article].
Cary Wu (“Metaphysical Faithfulness in China?” with Rima Wilkes) & Kamila Kolpashnikova (“The Role of Social Capital in the Transformation of Values”) presented their research at East China University of Science & Technology‘s graduate conference. Kamila Kolpashnikova also provided perspectives on “Thriving in Graduate School.”
The following are links for media stories covering the Prof. Richardson’s recent publication on drug overdose risk, and forthcoming project looking at whether staggering social assistance improves health. “Social assistance study aims to reduce overdose rate” by Jesara Sinclar, CBC news, September 24th, 2014 “Study to evaluate effect of welfare cheque distribution on […]
Prof. Rima Wilkes and PhD Students Edward Haddon and Cary Wu were selected as senior and associate researchers by the Laboratory (based in Russia and directed by Ronald Inglehart and Eduard Ponarin), and will present their research at the annual LCSR conferences this November.