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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 […]

Prof. Qiang Fu’s recent AJS comment on Age-Period-Cohort models cited in on-going public statistics debate on Andrew Gelman’s popular blog Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Prof Yue Qian Featured in The Society Pages discussing the relationship between race and class as it impacts which men are more likely to work in female dominated jobs