Theory and Society features papers from recent UBC conference The journal is publishing papers from a conference on “Measuring Culture” co-organized by Prof. Amin Ghaziani at UBC. Prof. Ghaziani’s own contribution to the issue is on “Measuring Urban Sexual Cultures.”

PhD student Seonok Lee wins prestigious Korea Foundation Scholarship The scholarship is designed to promote Korean studies and foster young scholars in this field by providing graduate students working in Korean studies in North America with funds for their coursework and/or research while enrolled at their home institution. The program awards only up to 15 scholarships per years, each valued at $20,000.

PhD student Hazel Hollingdale presents her research as a finalist in SSHRC’s ‘Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers’ challenge, discussing “Taking Stock: Testing the ‘Lehman Sisters Hypothesis’“. Hazel has also appeared on the CBC, and CKNW radio discussing her research.

Dr. Heather Walmsley article published in International Travel Journal “Reproductive Tourism Booms on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera” Postdoc Heather Walmsley, together with Carolin Schurr (University of Zürich) spent January 2014 interviewing key stakeholders in the growing reproductive tourism industry in Cancun and Villahermosa. Mexico’s Mayan Riviera is famous for its white beaches, Caribbean sun, and well-developed tourist infrastructure. International tourists increasingly incorporate dental treatments, cosmetic […]

UBC Public Sociologists: Anna Mendoza, Tanvi Sirari, Ed Haddon, Cary Wu, and Nicole Malette. Working from Amin Ghaziani’s graduate class in qualitative methods, and responding to Nicholas Kristoff’s call for public engagement, UBC graduate students authored a variety of stories prominently featured in media outlets, including: Anna Mendoza asks whether, given its mission, UBC can be as good as Princeton or Harvard? Tanvi Sirari encourages UBC to think beyond […]

Prof. Dawn Currie wins Dean of Arts Award Prof. Dawn Currie has won this year’s Dean of Arts Award. Sponsored by Taylor Jordan Chafetz since 1997, the award is given annually to a faculty member in recognition of exceptional contributions. In keeping with the major commitments outlined in Place and Promise, selection criteria for the Dean of Arts Award are designed to identify […]

New ANSO Community Food Garden The ANSO Building is now home to a Community Food Garden. The ANSO Gardens are located just east of the building entrance, and offer 18 planter plots for the use of all building occupants. This includes students, staff, and faculty in the Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, as well as staff from the programs of Canadian […]

Sociology student Charlie Macaulay receives the UBC Robert and Kazuko Barker Award Charlie will use the funds to present his thesis research on college athletics and racial demographics in Columbia, South Carolina, at the College Sports Research Institute’s annual conference on April 22, 2014.

Ph.D. Student Heather Holroyd receives Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Heather Holroyd is the recipient of a 2013/2014 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. This recognition is given each year to a small number of graduate students who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching and learning at UBC. With over 2000 Teaching Assistants working at UBC, winning this award is a remarkable achievement. The […]