Dr. Amira Halperin spoke with Vancouver Mayor, Kennedy Stewart, about her research of Syrian refugees. Amira shared with the mayor her insights relating to the refugees’ integration process, based on the interviews she currently conducts with Syrian refugees in Vancouver. Kennedy Stewart expressed an interest, and explained his goal to celebrate diversity and to promote inclusion of all communities in Vancouver. Sociologist, Dr. Amira Halperin, and Vancouver Mayor, Kennedy Stewart, […]

Prof. Yue Qian featured in the CBC News talking about how women in male-dominated occupations face negative stereotypes and higher performance standards than their male co-workers.

Prof. Yue Qian wrote an op-ed in The Conversation talking about her recent study on gender equality in the labour force, which found that women are much happier when they work with other women.

Congratulations to Dr. Kerry Greer and Dr. Sinikka Elliott, who successfully supported a student in winning the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Undergraduate Social Action Award. (Name withheld for privacy reasons) The Undergraduate Social Action Award is given annually to recognize a student or team of students making a substantial contribution to improving the lives of women in society through activism. SWS initiated this award in 2003. The work honored by this award is central to the SWS goal to foster activism for women.

Congratulations to Undergrad. Student, Alex Chow, for being awarded the Katherine Brearley Arts Scholarship! The Katherine Brearley Arts Scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits both scholarly excellence and the demonstrated ability to work with and lead others in student and community activities at the university, local, national, and/or international level.

Sojourners: Call for Papers! The Undergraduate Journal of Sociology at UBC, Sojourners, are now accepting paper submissions for Volume 11! Submission deadline is December 7th by 11:59pm. Visit their website for submission guidelines.

Prof. Nathan Lauster featured in the Georgia Straight talking about housing in Vancouver since a new NPA councilor has moved to reinstate the ban on duplexes.

Prof. Nathan Lauster featured in the Star Vancouver talking about housing expectations across Canada. Lauster’s research found Vancouver residents are shifting expectations and adapting to alternative types of housing.

Prof. Amin Ghaziani featured in UBC’s “One Great Idea” series. Prof. Ghaziani is one of six faculty members selected from across the entire university to write about one great idea that significantly influenced their discipline and in turn, transformed how they approach their work.