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Prof. Amin Ghaziani interviewed by a men’s lifestyle magazine in Santa Monica, CA for a feature on gayborhoods in a post-gay, Post-Orlando world: “The Gayborhood in a Post-Gay, Post-Orlando World.”

Job Posting: Assistant Professor, Sociology of Indigenous Peoples (tenure-track) The Department of Sociology invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Professor Position: Assistant Professor: Sociology of Indigenous Peoples (tenure-track) Deadline Sept 15, 2017 (Begins July 1, 2018) The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the […]

Prof. Nathan Lauster quoted in Globe & Mail on new housing options in Vancouver’s former single-family neighbourhoods

Prof. Yue Qian in the Globe and Mail re “How a little brown book can keep China’s lovers worlds apart”

Prof. Ghaziani featured in the Voice of San Diego about patterns in the urban location of lesbians and gay men.

PhD student Kaitlyn Jaffe has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health. Jaffe’s funding will be coming from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), amounting to $50,000 per year for 3 years.   Read more about the Vanier Scholarship […]

MA student Kelsea Perry has won the UBC Affiliate Award. The award, based on academic excellence, is worth $16,000.

Undergraduate student Vahid Rashidi has been accepted to present at the Eighth International Conference on Sport and Society. The proposal is titled “Tractor Sazi F.C. and the Civil Rights Movement of Turks in Iranian Azerbaijan.” The conference will be at Imperial College of London, United Kingdom between 10–11 July 2017. Website Accepted Proposal Conference Program  

Prof. Rima Wilkes was interviewed for a Canadian Press story about the Canada 150 celebrations: “For many, Canada 150 celebrations pale in comparison to Expo 67.” The interview appears in CTV News, National Post, 660 News and other Postmedia outlets.

UBC’s Urban Ethnographic Field School takes learning out of the classroom and into Vancouver’s diverse communities Co-taught by Prof. Kerry Greer, the course gives students an opportunity to work with a community organization while conducting ethnographic research. Students collaborate with a partner agency to work on projects that help to promote the organization’s mission, while reflecting on social, economic and political issues in the Downtown Eastside.