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UBC Sociology Team in Vancouver Sun Run once again 11 Members of the Department of Sociology Competed in Vancouver’s Sun Run on Sunday, April 23rd in the Education Category. The team was led by Beth Hirsh, who finished with a 41 minute time. Photo: Cary Wu, Beth Hirsh, Rima Wilkes, David Tindall, Carrie Yodanis, Kristin Sopotiuk, Amin Ghaziani, Debbie Dergousoff, Josephine Sopotiuk (Not Pictured: […]

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.

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 win Killam Teaching awards. Catherine Corrigall-Brown and Silvia Bartolic have been awarded a Killam Teaching Prize, and Nicole Malette has received the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, for 2016/2017.

Op-ed by incoming Sociology professor Sinikka Elliott “Restricting what recipients of SNAP benefits eat won’t fix nutritional issues” re food stamps policy and nutrition, published by The Hill (with Sarah Bowen).

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 […]

Howard Ramos (Dalhousie) April 4th: “Racialization and Representation in Canadian Universities” Despite years of Employment Equity policies and an increasingly racially diverse population, universities across Canada do not reflect the diversity of the broader population. Using Census data the extent of the gap of representation of racialized faculty is examined over time. Representation is probed further with an original survey of eight Canadian universities looking at […]