April 27: UBC GSCS 10th annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference The UBC Graduate Student Council of Sociology has organized their student conference, “Bridging Gaps: Making Connections Through Social Research.” Click here for event

Undergraduate students Jory Smallenberg and Andy Holmes awarded the Premier Undergraduate and Wesbrook Scholarship award These awards are the most prestigious forms of recognition UBC undergrads can receive based on academic standing, community work, and leadership.   A link and description of these awards can be found here:¬†

Undergraduate Students Give Thesis Presentations at Honors Mini Conference Lauren Hindley (2016/17 Honors Student) discussing her thesis titled: “How Has Being a ‘Third Culture Kid’ (TCK) Affected the ‘University Experience of UBC Students?”       Aida Mwanzia (2016/17 Sociology Honors Student) answers questions about her thesis “When Dadaab Closes: Examining Possibilities for Somali Integration in Kenya”               […]

Catherine Corrigall-Brown, Silvia Bartolic and Nicole Malette recognized for outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at UBC Catherine Corrigall-Brown has received a Killam Teaching Prize Silvia Bartolic has received a Killam Teaching Prize Nicole Malette has received the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award   Congratulations!

Op-ed by incoming Sociology professor Sinikka Elliott on food stamps policy and nutrition published by The Hill

MA Student Nicole Luongo receives full funding from Oxford’s Nuffield College and Oxford’s Clarendon Scholarship to continue research Luongo’s research focuses on the relationship between eating and substance abuse disorders among homeless youth. She hopes this funding will help her to expand her research by allowing her to conduct an in-depth institutional ethnography of these phenomena in the UK and looks forward to exploring these issues in Vancouver in the future.

UBC Sociology Students Cecilia Federizon, Iman Ghosh & Elida Izani in Semi-Finals for the UBC-Western World’s Challenge Challenge 2017 Despite remarkable achievements for gender equality over the past century, it is still a challenge faced throughout the world. The team of three students (Cecilia, Iman and Elida) wanted to recognise that this challenge is not simply relegated to developing countries, but profoundly exists in Western contexts as well, and it is important to understand […]