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Canada in Sudan, Sudan in Canada: Immigration, Conflict, and Reconstruction, which is edited by Dr. Amal Madibbo, is the first Canadian book about Sudan that is based on field work.

The Department of Sociology is pleased to welcome six new MA students to our graduate program. We welcome (as pictured, from left to right) Gervin Apatinga, Valerie Salt, Tiffany Cundy, Wyatt Anton, Salome Boateng and Evan Brewis.

Dr. Liza McCoy is an outstanding graduate student supervisor who gives an incredible amount of time and energy to all of her students. Just in the last two years alone, Dr. McCoy supervised four doctoral students to completion.

Dr.Tom Langford was presented with a Graduate Students' Association Teaching Excellence Award at the GSA Awards Gala for his Sociology 611 class (Fall 2014), which is the required statistics course for the Sociology MA program.

 

The Sociology Graduate Students; Caucus (SGSC) annual Graduate Student Research Symposium is a student-led event that enables graduate and undergraduate honours students to present their proposed, in progress, or completed research in a supportive forum.

Congratulations to Law and Society and History student Claire Gjertsen, who has won a Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) award for summer 2015.

Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Ariel Ducey and an interdisciplinary team of researchers have been awarded a two-year Canadian Institute for Health Research grant to examine how devices and procedures are adopted for pelvic floor surgery, and to use their findings to develop a health care ethic that attends to how values impact everyday decisions and practices in medicine.

First year PhD student Kristen Chaisson expands interests to include how international organizations such as the United Nations influence Canadian health care policy, with a focus on obesity as a case study.

Second year MA student Lucy Wang is conducting an exploratory case study on how Canadian police are collaborating with community services in response to domestic violence. 

Researcher Pernille Goodbrand invites renters of 'illegal suites' to share their experiences for a study entitled The Missing Perspective: The Experience of Renters Living in Informal Secondary Suites in Calgary.

Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Godley on two great achievements: 1) The University of Calgary's 2014 GREAT Supervisor Award (http://grad.ucalgary.ca/faculty-supervision/greatsupervisor-awards), and 2) the Society of Research Administrators International Rod Rose Award for the best article of 2013 in the Society's flagship journal, the Journal of Research Administration.  

The French-Canadian association of Alberta offered its 2014 Award of excellence on immigration to Dr. Amal Madibbo in recognition of her significant contributions to the understanding of diversity and the impacts of immigration on the Francophone communities of Alberta.

The book, Restorying Indigenous Leadership: Wise Practices in Community Development, is a foundational resource of the most recent scholarship on Indigenous leadership. 

Dr. Dean Curran has an MSc in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences from the London School of Economics and completed his PhD in Sociology at Queen’s University, Canada in 2013.

The Department of Sociology is pleased to welcome Dr. Ted McCoy as an instructor in and Coordinator of the Law and Society Program.

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