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PhD Candidate Cary Wu received Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad. This award includes a $6,000 prize and a CSC-issued cetificate. It was set up by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievements among Chinese students abroad.

Prof. Amin Ghaziani quoted extensively in the New York Times in a feature story on the fate of gay neighborhoods: “There Goes the Gayborhood.”

Prof. Amin Ghaziani featured in Billy Penn article about the “straightwashing” of gay bars and LGBTQ spaces: “Straightwashing: Woody’s and how Philly’s gay bars are less gay.”

Prof. Neil Guppy featured in the Globe and Mail talking about the murky intersection of academic freedom, safe spaces and private donors on university campuses: “Your rights, my rights: Academic freedom faces off with a clarion call for safety on campus.”

Prof. Amin Ghaziani has been elected to serve on the Council of the Collective Behavior/Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association. The 3 year term places Prof. Ghaziani in a leadership position in one of the largest sections of the ASA.  

Research by Prof. Gerry Veenstra is featured in a Digital Journal article. The research aims to look for patterns of musical preference with social class: “Does musical taste reveal social class?”

Prof. Richard Carpiano featured in Best Health article on how Instagram can help with weight loss: “How Instagram Can Help You Lose Weight”

UBC Presentations at the Canadian Sociological Association Conference Click here to see a full program of presentations by UBC academics at the CSA Conference (May 29th – June 1st).

Prof. Richard Carpiano’s research captures much media attention Below are the links for the media buzz surrounding Prof. Carpiano’s research on public attitudes toward parents who don’t vaccinate children. “Suffer the children: the anti-vaxxing stigma” By Martha Perkins, Vancouver Courier, May 28, 2017 “Parents who don’t vaccinate children viewed negatively by public” By Amy Wallace, UPI, May 23, 2017 “Parents who don’t vaccinate children […]