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The Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary is among the top rated research

oriented departments in the country. Our programs at all levels emphasize core knowledge

in classical and contemporary social theories, social statistics and diverse sociological methods.

In addition, the faculty has a wide range of substantive interests.

Around the Department

Trans-Pacific Mobilities: The Chinese and Canada 

Edited by Lloyd L. Wong

This volume offers fresh insights into historical and contemporary Chinese mobilities and issues of transnationalism.

Dr. Liang Wang is an Associate Professor of Sociology, in the Department of Public Administration, at Guangzhou University, China, and she is a visiting scholar in our department for 2017. 

Our congratulations go out to the following graduates of Fall 2016 Convocation: Monetta Bailey (Ph.D.), Christopher Esselmont (Ph.D.), Lorena Kembel (M.A.), Ana Litviniuc (Ph.D.), Nilima Sonpal-Valias (Ph.D.) and Laurent Wall (M.A.)

The sociology of sport has grown impressively since its inception in the 1950s and has become robust and diverse, although uneven. In addition to countries such as the US, Canada and the UK where it is difficult to imagine a scholarly scene without a sociology of sport presence, many countries now boast strong scholars in the field and fascinating research is being done. 

In the Media

In an article titled “Chinese techno-immigrants in Western Canada,” two sociologists describe how U.S. corporations, including Microsoft, have opened high-tech arms in Metro Vancouver to capitalize on Canada’s less-restrictive approach to migration.

“High-tech computer programming and computer systems analysis have been the two most common intended occupations of all skilled immigrants to Canada, most of whom come from Asia,” write SFU’s Karl Froschauer and the University of Calgary’s Lloyd Wong.

The university has conducted two scientific studies in co-ordination with TUCFA on the gender gap in academic salaries, the first in 2004 and the second in 2011. Data on all full-time academic employees (not sessional instructors) was obtained from Human Resources, following the appropriate confidentiality protocols. The first study was conducted by Dr. Jean Wallace and the second by Dr. Jenny Godley, both faculty members in the Department of Sociology.