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Prof. Richard Carpiano’s research captures much media attention Below are the links for the media buzz surrounding Prof. Carpiano’s research on public attitudes toward parents who don’t vaccinate children. “Parents who don’t vaccinate children viewed negatively by public” By Amy Wallace. UPI, May 23, 2017 “Parents who don’t vaccinate children viewed negatively by public” MSN, May 23, 2017 “Unvaccinated Children Face Stigma And […]

Prof. Richard Carpiano featured in CTV story on vaccinations and the stigma attached to children of parents in the anti-vaccine movement

Prof. Nathan Lauster is quoted in the Globe and Mail about seniors leaving Vancouver. Professor Lauster analyzed population changes and found baby boomers are the only age group that saw a net loss in moves from the area: “Seniors leaving Vancouver to take advantage of housing market”

Prof. Nathan Lauster wins John Porter Book Award from CSA for The Death and Life of the Single-Family House joining other CSA award winners from UBC, including Sean Lauer, François Lachapelle & Patrick John Burnett

PhD Students François Lachapelle and Patrick Burnett win CSA Best Student Paper Award for their paper, “Canadianization Movement, American Imperialism, and Scholastic Stratification: Professorial Evidence from 1977 to 2017.”

Prof. Sean Lauer wins CSA Angus Reid Award recognizing his work with neighbourhood houses as a practitioner in applied sociology

Prof. Nathan Lauster interviewed in Metro News about net migration in Metro Vancouver And the possible “slow leak” of baby boomers from the region

Prof. Amin Ghaziani interviewed by the Toronto Star discussing the meaning of soaring housing prices and a lack of affordable family rentals for LGBT people: “Housing crunch is the bane of the LGBT community”      

Department Award Winners Announced Hélène Frohard-Dourlent is the winner of this year’s Sociology Doctoral Dissertation Award, which is awarded to outstanding dissertation’s completed between January and December 2016. Katherine Lyon and Hélène Frohard-Dourlent are the co-winners of this year’s Sociology Sessional Instructor Teaching Award, in recognition of their outstanding teaching in the department as sessional instructors. Madison Slobin and […]

Undergraduate Student Jory Smallenberg Wins 3M National Student Fellowship The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada are pleased to announce this year’s 3M National Student Fellows, including our own undergraduate student Jory Smallenberg.