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Submitted by sandra.grills2 on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:18am

Recent News from the Department

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. 

An Introduction to Statistics for Canadian Social Scientists

Written By Dr. Jenny Godley and Dr. Michael Haan

Published by Oxford University Press

Dr. Jean Wallace, along with Dr. Marisa Young and Alicia J. Polachek (both were former MA students at the U of C, within the Department of Sociology) have been recognized for outstanding family research and will be honoured with the Reuben Hill Award.

Between September 20 and October 5, 2016 students enrolled in Sociology of Poverty set out to plan and facilitate small fundraisers to generate funding for the Calgary Dream Center’s Toonies for Turkeys campaign.

Amal Madibbo, a professor in the sociology department at the University of Calgary, is going to be honoured by being recognized as one of 100 “Accomplished Black Canadian Women” for 2016. 

Bio: Dr. Pallavi Banerjee sees sociology as a discipline that “…can be liberating and transformative”. She joins the Department of Sociology after earning her PhD from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

The University of Calgary’s Department of Sociology have had several award winners this Spring.

The University of Calgary’s Department of Sociology held its Undergraduate Honours Symposium on April 12th, 2016. The theme of the symposium was “New Horizons in Undergraduate Research”. 

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