UBC ranks among the top 40 universities in the world and Sociology has an award-winning record, including recent Killam Awards for grad sudents Ed Haddon (Fellowship), Katherine Lyon & Heather Holroyd (Teaching) and faculty Renisa Mawani & Amin Ghaziani (Teaching), Ralph Matthews & Richard Carpiano (Research).
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When we think about gay neighborhoods, many of us are not immediately imagining lesbians. But like gay men, lesbians also have certain cities, neighborhoods, and small towns in which they are more likely to live. Click here to read my latest essay on unique lesbian geographies. Writing for The Society Pages, Lisa Wade picked up […]
Thirteen members of the Department of Sociology competed in yesterday’s Vancouver Sun Run. Team UBC Sociology placed 6th (of 39) in the ‘Education’ category of corporate teams, with a team member average time of 49:52 for the 10k international race. photo: Akira Xu, Joshua Tindall, David Tindall, Eve Wong, Boris Chea, Heather Thom, Francois Lachapelle, […]
Grad Student Katherine Lyon receives SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award granted by the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology. The purpose of these awards is to prepare a new generation of scholars and leaders in the Teaching Movement in Sociology by providing supplemental funds to support participation in the Section on […]
Grad Student Ed Haddon is the recipient of a 2015-2016 Killam Doctoral Scholarship. These scholarships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are the most prestigious graduate awards available at UBC, and are awarded to the top doctoral candidates in the annual Tri-Agency / Affiliated Fellowships competition. The […]
Prof. Renisa Mawani was awarded a Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award for 2015-2016. These awards are given to two Assistant/ Associate Professors and two Full Professors each year, allowing awardees to focus one term entirely on research. Prof. Mawani will be using this award in the Fall term to complete her monograph, “Across Oceans […]
Graduate Student Katherine Lyon has received the 2014/2015 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. This recognition is presented each year to a small number of graduate students (this year there were 3) who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at UBC. With over 2000 Teaching Assistants working at UBC, winning this award is […]
While many people think gay men help spark gentrification of neighbourhoods, University of B.C. sociologist Amin Ghaziani said research shows lesbian couples are the true “trailblazers,” arriving first in areas poised for urban renewal… (View full article).