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Killam Research Award Winners: Prof. Rima Wilkes and Prof. Wendy Roth Profs. Wilkes and Roth have each received 2016 UBC Killam Research Awards.  Prof. Roth received a Killam Research Fellowship (Junior Category) enabling her to pursue full-time research during a study leave, and Prof. Wilkes received a Killam Research Prize (Senior Category), recognizing her outstanding research and scholarly contributions. The awards will be presented at a […]

Prof. Nathan Lauster in Vancouver’s Metro News On declining population and its relationship to housing in parts of Vancouver

Prof. Rima Wilkes appears in Huffington Post, Vancouver Sun discussing racism in Canada in the aftermath of Trump’s inauguration

Dr. Guy Stecklov has been appointed Head of the Department, beginning July 1, 2017 The Department of Sociology is pleased to announce that Dr. Guy Stecklov has been appointed as Head of the Department, beginning July 1, 2017.   Dr. Stecklov received an MA degree in Economics and a PhD in Demography from UC Berkeley, and is currently appointed as a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology […]

Prof. Yue Qian on CNN discussing China’s stressed-out and creative Millennials And why the hilarious performances of Shanghai’s Rainbow Chamber Singers resonate so broadly.

Incoming UBC Professor Seth Abrutyn’s Research Featured on the ASA Website   Prof Seth Abrutyn’s research on suicide, published in the American Sociological Review, is currently featured on the homepage of the American Sociological Association  

Prof. Rima Wilkes, recipient of the Martha Foschi Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching, 2017 The Department of Sociology is pleased to announce the Martha Foschi Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching 2017, has been presented to Prof. Rima Wilkes. The award was presented to Prof. Wilkes in a ceremony on February 7th. Martha Foschi Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching:  The endowment was established by the UBC […]

Prof. Rima Wilkes in the CBC news discussing support for an academic boycott of the United States in response to the Trump travel ban

Sarah Thébaud (California) Talk Feb. 7 Assisant Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara   “Opting into Work-Family Policies: Comparing the Effects of Material and Cultural Concerns”   Existing scholarship suggests that changes in workplaces, such as the implementation of supportive work-family policies, may lead to greater gender equality at work and at home. In practice, however, the utilization of […]