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Prof. Neil Guppy appointed as Senior Advisor to the Provosts on Academic Freedom
Neil Guppy has accepted the position of Senior Advisor to the Provosts on Academic Freedom at UBC. He is charged with leading a system-wide conversation concerning the centrality of academic freedom to our various missions, and to developing educational materials for the university community in the support and protection of academic freedom. View full announcement.
Grad Student Max Chewinski wins CSA Best Paper Award
Graduate student Max Chewinski wins best student paper award from the Political Sociology and Social Movements Research Cluster of the Canadian Sociological Association for his work, “Knots that Strain & Threads That Bind: NGO-Grassroots Dynamics in the Movement Web Challenging Canadian Resource Extractivism”.
Prof. Renisa Mawani re Komagata Maru in the Globe and Mail and UBC News
In 1914, Canada turned away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asia immigrants, leaving a bitter legacy for decades… View Prof. Mawani’s Globe and Mail opinion piece: “The legacy of the Komagata Maru”. View Prof. Mawani’s expert comments on UBC News: “UBC expert comments on Prime Minister Trudeau’s formal apology for Komagata Maru incident”
CRS Best Article Award: Sylvia Fuller, Neil Guppy, Nicole Luongo, Natasha Stecy-Hildebrandt
Two Faculty members, Neil Guppy and Sylvia Fuller, together with their co/writers, grad students Nicole Luongo and Natasha Stecy-Hildebrandt, have been selected as co-winners of the Canadian Review of Sociology Best Article Award, for 2014. Neil Guppy and Nicole Luongo for their article, “The Rise and Stall of the Gender Equity Revolution in Canada.” Sylvia […]
Sociology Graduate Student Justin Kong in New Canadian Media
with contributions from Rima Wilkes, Francois Lachappelle, and Thomas Kemple “Why American Profs Stream North” While many Americans may be declaring their intent to immigrate to Canada if Donald Trump becomes President, this migratory trend towards the north is not a new phenomenon. Historically, everyone from runaway slaves to draft dodgers and individuals of the […]
Hélène Frohard-Dourlent, Opinion piece in VANCOUVER SUN
“VSB needs diversity mentors” No more diversity mentors at the Vancouver School Board? Lack of provincial funds will lead to poor implementation of sexual orientation and gender identities policy In 2014, the Vancouver School Board was caught in an unexpected media storm as it passed a revision of its Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities policy […]
UBC Sociology places 2nd in Vancouver SunRun
Team UBCSociology! placed 2nd in the ‘Education’ category (out of 38) in this year’s Vancouver SunRun. Beth Hirsh led the team with a 42:16 time, followed by Joshua Tindall 11 seconds behind. Congrats to team members: Dana Alajaji, Neil Armitage, Emily Chan, Raymond Chang, Beth Hirsh, Kamila Kolpashnikova, Nicole Malette, James McLeod, Kristin Sopotiuk, Josephine […]