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PhD Student Zachary Hyde publishes article in ‘City and Community’ Omnivorous Gentrification: Restaurant Reviews and Neighborhood Change in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver by Zachary Hyde, in the ASA’s City & Community, Volume 13, Issue 4, pages 341–359. Abstract: Through an analysis of restaurant reviews, this paper examines the production and consumption of food, as well as ideas and symbols about food, within a gentrifying […]

Prof. Catherine Corrigall-Brown joins UBC Sociology with major SSRHC social movements grant UBC Sociology welcomes Catherine Corrigall-Brown on its faculty. A political sociologist, Dr. Corrigall-Brown was recently awarded a SSRHC collaborative grant with two colleagues (Dominique Clement – Alberta and Howard Ramos – Dalhousie). The project for the nearly $400,000 award is titled “State Funding of Social Movements in Canada.”

2014-2015: Call for “Award Nominations” in the Department of Sociology Members of the Departmental Awards Committee Invite Nominations for: Sociology Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (Feb 1), Undergrad Teaching Assistant Award (June 15), Honors Sociology Thesis Award (May 1), & Sociology Doctoral Dissertation Award (Jan 30). See the Full Call!

HBO’s ‘Looking’ referenced alongside Amin Ghaziani’s ‘There Goes the Gayborhood?’ Professor Ghaziani’s new book, There Goes the Gayborhood?, is referenced alongside HBO’s popular new series ‘Looking.’ Read the story here.

Prof. David Tindall comments on the protests on Burnaby Mountain, in The Vancouver Sun View full Vancouver Sun article: “Clayoquot Sound activists arrested at B.C. anti-pipeline protest site”

Job Posting: Assistant Professor (tenure track) – deadline Dec 21, 2014 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 rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015 (subject to final budgetary approval). The substantive areas of specialization and methodological approaches are open, with a focus on the sociology of […]

UBC Sociology meets Sciences Po Sociology! Five faculty members (Professors Duina, Fuller, Kemple, Roth, and Tindall) traveled to Paris during Nov 14-16  to meet the Sciences Po Sociology Department in an effort to explore deeper ties with each other. We currently offer a joint degree program for undergraduates. The Paris meeting featured a full day of presentations. Possible forms of collaboration […]

Prof. Rima Wilkes comments on trust, in The Washington Post “Study: Black Republicans trust government the most” article by Justin Moyer, in The Washington Post. Though Herman Cain, Don King and Condoleezza Rice may pull levers for GOP candidates in midterm elections next week, they aren’t typical Republican voters. This is because, according to Gallup, just 2 percent of Republicans are black… [View full article].

UBC PhD students present their work at conference in Shanghai Cary Wu (“Metaphysical Faithfulness in China?” with Rima Wilkes) & Kamila Kolpashnikova (“The Role of Social Capital in the Transformation of Values”) presented their research at East China University of Science & Technology‘s graduate conference. Kamila Kolpashnikova also provided perspectives on “Thriving in Graduate School.”

Prof. Lindsey Richardson’s research on social assistance timing and drug-related harm featured in the media The following are links for media stories covering the Prof. Richardson’s recent publication on drug overdose risk, and forthcoming project looking at whether staggering social assistance improves health.   “Social assistance study aims to reduce overdose rate” by Jesara Sinclar, CBC news, September 24th, 2014   “Study to evaluate effect of welfare cheque distribution on […]