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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.
Kamila Kolpashnikova and Cary Wu have been invited to present their research at the Innovation, Development and Harmony: Social Construction and Social Governance conference in Shanghai on October 18-19, 2014. The conference is co-sponsored and co-hosted by the Shanghai Municipal Academic Degrees Office, Graduate School of East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), Shanghai […]
The UBC Department of Sociology hosted a reception at the American Sociological Association 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. With over 150 attendees, it offered a wonderful opportunity for networking, and for our faculty and graduate students to connect with the broader sociological community. Thanks to everyone who joined us and see you again next […]
Below are links for the media buzz surrounding Prof. Ghaziani’s new book, “There Goes the Gayborhood?” “Dwindling Gaybourhoods: Author Amin Ghaziani Looks Into the Future of North American Gay Villages,” by Matthew Dimera. Xtra! Vancouver, September 11-24, 2014. “America’s Gay Enclaves are ‘De-Gaying’ and ‘Straightening’,” radio interview with Michelangelo Signorile. The Gist: The […]