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Sociology Street-Runners – race and raise funds for downtown Eastside Members of the Department of Sociology competed on Saturday in the Eastside 10K, a charity run that generates donations towards key organizations in the Downtown Eastside. Congrats Sociology faculty and staff! Save

Prof. Seth Abrutyn has been elected to the American Sociological Review editorial board for a three year term.

UBC Sociology is hiring two tenure track positions: in Sociology of Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Sociology. Deadline Sept. 15th. Click on a position for more details.

Prof. Nathan Lauster in The Globe & Mail talking about how people fit all their stuff into apartments in Vancouver

Prof. Sylvia Fuller interviewed by Chatelaine on why most women would not want to take their boss’s job. Fuller said “organizations are demanding a lot more of their workers, without a whole lot of recognition or loyalty on the employers’ part.”

Prof. Amin Ghaziani in the Metro Vancouver talking about how to make cities safe for a diverse range of LGBTQ people

Prof. Nathan Lauster in the Comox Valley Record talking about the area’s high proportion of single-person households

Prof. Rima Wilkes is interviewed by the Vancouver Courier on the effectiveness of counter-protests. Wilkes said such protests are effective in sending a message through the media but ineffective at creating dialogue between opposing groups: “Are counter-protests effective?”

Prof. Seth Abrutyn has won the Children and Youth section’s Outstanding Scholarly Contribution award, as well as the Mental Health section’s Best Publication award at the 2017 annual ASA Conference for his paper, “Adolescents under Pressure: A New Durkheimian Framework for Understanding Adolescent Suicide in a Cohesive Community.”

Prof. Lindsey Richardson has received the 2017 Junior Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association’s Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Section. The award is given in recognition of research contributions within sociology and the demonstration of independent research to a scholar who has defended their dissertation within the past five years. Prof. Richardson received the award at this year’s annual ASA meeting.