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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

Dr. Madibbo has partnered with four Dutch professors to turn their individual one-off volunteer teaching opportunities into a more established winter school. Together, these professors are teaching classes with topics ranging from sociology, anthropology and medicine, to Indigenous knowledge with a focus on conflict resolution. This group is working with universities in Sudan with the goal of tailoring their expertise to what is needed by the institutions. Madibbo often focuses her teaching on research methodologies for new professors and graduate students

On April 18, the Students’ Union honoured 39 faculty members, instructors, and teaching assistants for their commitment to student success, at its annual Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony. The SU’s campus-wide recognition program gives undergraduate students the chance to weigh in on which instructors and teaching assistants have made a lasting, positive impression in the classroom over the past year. All nominees and winners are determined entirely based on student feedback.

Law and Society student Ira Adam wins a PURE award for research on rehabilitation and social inclusion in Canada

Congratulations to Law and Society student Ira Adam, who has won a Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) award for 2018. 

Working with Dr. Ted McCoy, Ira will undertake a project called “Rehabilitation and Social Inclusion in Early Modern Canada.” This work is Ira’s first steps toward an investigation into the history of rehabilitation and the multiple ways it worked toward social inclusion. The project will bring together the histories of disability, criminal justice parole, and hospitals and mental asylums between the years 1880-1920. 

Dr. Abdie Kazemipur receives The 2018 National Metropolis Researcher Award

The Canadian National Metropolis Project – a network of Canadian scholars, policy-makers, and NGOs that work on the issue of immigration and immigrant integration in Canada – has selected Dr. Abdie Kazemipur as the recipient of the 2018 Metropolis Researcher Award. Dr. Kazemipur is Professor of sociology and Chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of Calgary. 

The Metropolis Award was in recognition of Dr. Kazemipur’s extensive contributions to the field of immigration research and policy-making in Canada for the past 20 years. Due to these contributions, he was appointed, in 2012, as the Stephen Jarislowsky Research Chair in Culture Change and Immigration at Memorial University; a position whose mandate was to conduct academic research, educate the public, and inform policy-makers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on issues related to the integration of immigrants and the management of cultural diversity. As of 2017, he has been serving as the Chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of Calgary. He is currently one of 12 co-investigators on a Canada-wide SSHRC Partnership Grant and the Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition.

 

In the relatively short time since his first academic position in 2000, Dr. Kazemipur has published 8 books (plus one more in-progress), 28 refereed articles, 3 book chapters, and has made many presentations at professional and community meetings, among other things. These works have been very influential in the field. The findings of his 1st book, The New Poverty in Canada: Ethnic Groups and Ghetto Neighbourhoods (2000), for instance, found their way to the headlines in several Canadian newspapers – The Globe and Mail, LaPresse, and The Toronto Star – and was also adopted as a standard text in several sociology courses across the country. His 7th book, The Muslim Question in Canada: A Story of Segmented Integration (2014, UBC Press), received the 2015 prestigious John Porter Award by Canadian Sociological Association. In addition to these academic contributions, Dr. Kazemipur has also engaged extensively in public, media, and policy debates, as well as in the international research on various issues related to immigration in Canada. Interviews with, and coverage of his works, could be found in Lethbridge Herald, Vancouver Sun, National Post, Calgary radio station CHQR770, Global TV, and Russia Today TV). He is also involved in research on socio-cultural trends in the Middle-East, and has served as the founding academic director of two Statistics Canada Research Data Centres (in Lethbridge and Memorial).