Student Ryley Humphry wins Robertson Scholarship. 4th year sociology student Ryley Humphry has received a Carl Bradford Robertson Scholarship! This is one of the Premier Undergraduate Scholarships. UBC awards only  10 of these scholarships to a student body of 39,000+ students annually. This is about the biggest academic recognition the university can give to an undergraduate student.

Prof. Francesco Duina: quoted on NEWS1130. A look at our obsession with winning and losing: A Seahawks win could make fans’ self confidence soar  

Prof. Richard Carpiano wins Killam Research Prize. Up to ten Killam Research Prizes are awarded annually at UBC. They are given to full-time faculty members in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions. This is an extremely competitive process. Congratulations to Professor Richard Carpiano for this prestigious award!

Prof. Nathan Lauster: quoted in Vancouver Sun. On the affordability of housing in Vancouver and its relationship to regulations, see “Only Hong Kong tops Vancouver as Least Affordable City” by Matthew Robinson, Jan 22.

Prof. David Tindall: published op-ed – “Pipeline bad idea for lots of reasons” Vancouver Sun Column. December 20, 2013. Michael Den Tandt asserts that “ … opponents (of Northern Gateway) have undermined their own argument by citing climate change as a reason to nix the project.” This claim is problematic in several regards. First, extraction of oil from the oilsands is 3.2 to 4.5 times more energy intensive […]

Sociology Major, Ryley Humphry, wins Wesbrook Scholarship. The Premier Undergraduate Scholarships and Wesbrook Scholars are the University’s most prestigious designations, given to senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student and community activities. Congratulations Ryley!

New Award: Martha Foschi Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching We are delighted to announce a new award we are establishing at the UBC Department of Sociology, and to share with you the opportunity to participate in its success by making a matched gift. The Martha Foschi Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching is a new biannual prize that will recognize excellence in sociological […]

Amin Ghaziani: Quoted in “Davie Village aims to grow from gay roots” Prof. Amin Ghaziani: Quoted in “Davie Village aims to grow from gay roots,”, Oct, 2013.

Job Posting: Instructor 1, tenure-track The Department of Sociology invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Instructor I positions.

Sociology student’s research recognized by UNHCR Sociology’s Amanda Cheong is one of the winners of the inaugural UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Award for Statelessness Research. Her thesis “Changing Conceptions of Citizenship Among Stateless Chinese-Bruneian Immigrants in Vancouver,” won in the undergraduate category. Cheong receives €1,000 and the opportunity to present at the First Global Forum on Statelessness in September […]