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Prof. Seth Abrutyn has won the Children and Youth section’s Outstanding Scholarly Contribution award, as well as the Mental Health section’s Best Publication award at the 2017 annual ASA Conference for his paper, “Adolescents under Pressure: A New Durkheimian Framework for Understanding Adolescent Suicide in a Cohesive Community.”

Prof. Lindsey Richardson has received the 2017 Junior Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association’s Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Section. The award is given in recognition of research contributions within sociology and the demonstration of independent research to a scholar who has defended their dissertation within the past five years. Prof. Richardson received the award at this year’s annual ASA meeting.

UBC at the 112th ASA Annual Meeting View UBC’s participation in the ASA Annual Meeting, taking place from August 11th to August 16th in Montréal.

PhD Candidate Cary Wu received a doctoral fellowship (US$18,000) from The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF). The CCKF Fellowship is awarded to Doctoral Candidates in the humanities and social sciences who are completing the last stage of their Ph.D. research and writing their dissertations.

Prof. Rima Wilkes is interviewed by MacLean’s Magazine on the rise of Canadian birthing hotels. Professor Wilkes discusses how racism may be a factor in some of the protests against the hotels: “Why women are using birthing hotels in Canada”

Prof. Nathan Lauster Quoted by the Tyee discussing affordable housing and expense-to-income measures: “What do we mean by ‘affordable housing?”

Prof. Lindsey Richardson has been awarded a CIHR Foundation Grant for her research, entitled “Addressing the health impacts of poverty and socio-economic marginalization among people who use illicit drugs.” Professor Richardson was awarded one of 76 awards nationally, of which only 13 were awarded to early career investigators. She will receive $1,174,200 over five years to fund her research. Read more about Foundation grants and the competition results.  

UBC Sociology Professors Ghaziani, Lauster, & Qian in the news talking about the latest Census data   Below are the links to the media coverage in which UBC Professors Amin Ghaziani, Nathan Lauster and Yue Qian have been cited speaking about the latest census data.   Nathan Lauster and Yue Qian Cited in Vancouver Sun: Census 2016: A rise and changes in one-person households Nathan Lauster in the Vancouver Metro: Young […]

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 […]