News

Media’s spotlight on Amin Ghaziani’s work on gender and urban renewal When we think about gay neighborhoods, many of us are not immediately imagining lesbians. But like gay men, lesbians also have certain cities, neighborhoods, and small towns in which they are more likely to live. Click here to read my latest essay on unique lesbian geographies. Writing for The Society Pages, Lisa Wade picked up […]

UBC Sociology Team places 6th in Vancouver Sun Run in ‘Education’ category Thirteen members of the Department of Sociology competed in yesterday’s Vancouver Sun Run. Team UBC Sociology placed 6th (of 39) in the ‘Education’ category of corporate teams, with a team member average time of 49:52 for the 10k international race. photo: Akira Xu, Joshua Tindall, David Tindall, Eve Wong, Boris Chea, Heather Thom, Francois Lachapelle, […]

Prof. Renisa Mawani wins Killam Teaching Prize for Graduate Instruction Congratulations to Prof. Renisa Mawani, recipient of the 2014/2015 Killam Teaching Prize for Graduate Instruction. This prestigious award is given in recognition of excellent graduate-level teaching.

Grad Student Katherine Lyon receives ASA Award Grad Student Katherine Lyon receives SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award granted by the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology. The purpose of these awards is to prepare a new generation of scholars and leaders in the Teaching Movement in Sociology by providing supplemental funds to support participation in the Section on […]

Prof. Renisa Mawani awarded a Hampton Research Grant Prof. Renisa Mawani has been awarded a Hampton Research Grant (2015-2017) to pursue her new project, “Insect Jurisprudence”.

Grad Student Edward Haddon receives Killam Doctoral Scholarship Grad Student Ed Haddon is the recipient of a 2015-2016 Killam Doctoral Scholarship. These scholarships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are the most prestigious graduate awards available at UBC, and are awarded to the top doctoral candidates in the annual Tri-Agency / Affiliated Fellowships competition. The […]

Prof. Renisa Mawani receives Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award Prof. Renisa Mawani was awarded a Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award for 2015-2016. These awards are given to two Assistant/ Associate Professors and two Full Professors each year, allowing awardees to focus one term entirely on research. Prof. Mawani will be using this award in the Fall term to complete her monograph, “Across Oceans […]

Grad Student Katherine Lyon receives Killam Award Graduate Student Katherine Lyon has received the 2014/2015 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. This recognition is presented each year to a small number of graduate students (this year there were 3) who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at UBC. With over 2000 Teaching Assistants working at UBC, winning this award is […]

“Lesbian couples ‘trailblazers’ of trendy neighbourhoods” Metro interviews Prof. Amin Ghaziani While many people think gay men help spark gentrification of neighbourhoods, University of B.C. sociologist Amin Ghaziani said research shows lesbian couples are the true “trailblazers,” arriving first in areas poised for urban renewal…  (View full article).

“Say goodbye to the gaybourhood?” The Backseat, a Berkeley-based magazine for Millennials, interviews Professor Ghaziani about his new book. “Say goodbye to the gayborhood? An academic talks a changing Castro, and the possible death of gay neighborhoods” by Sara Grossman · March 16, 2015  (Read full article)