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The Department of Sociology is among the top rated research oriented departments in CanadaOur

programs emphasizes 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

On January 15th, a Retirement Celebration was held for Tom Langford and Lloyd Wong. Lloyd retired July 31, 2019 and Tom retired December 31, 2019. Both were important members of the Sociology Department. We will miss seeing them on a daily basis. We wish them all the best in this new, exciting phase of their lives. 

Thank you to everyone who attended this lovely event.

Each year, deans are invited to nominate scholars from their faculty who have demonstrated excellence in startup ventures, commercialization, knowledge or technology transfer, community engagement, social innovation or research collaboration. 

The Prairie Regional Research Data Centre (PRRDC) in the Taylor Family Digital Library has a new academic director, Dr. Abdie Kazemipur, professor in the Department of Sociology and Chair of Ethnic Studies at UCalgary. He previously served as Stephen Jarislowsly Chair in Culture Change and Immigration at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and was the founding academic director of the research data centres at the University of Lethbridge and Memorial University. 

Dr. Pallavi Banerjee, won the 2019 "Honorable Mention” for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award Committee

Dr. Pallavi Banerjee, won the 2019 "Honorable Mention” for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award Committee at American Sociological Association (ASA) Race, Gender and Class Section which is the second largest section at the ASA for her paper “Intersectionality and Subversive Self-Employment Among Dependent Visas Holders in the United States” published in the American Behavioral Scientist.

Recent Publications

James A. King, MSc1 , Jocelyn Jeong, MD1,2 , Fox E. Underwood, MSc1,3 , Joshua Quan3 , Nicola Panaccione3 , Joseph W. Windsor, PhD1,3 , Stephanie Coward, PhD1,3 , Jennifer deBruyn, MD2 , Paul E. Ronksley, PhD1 , Abdel-Aziz Shaheen, MBChB1,3 , Hude Quan, PhD1 , Jenny Godley, PhD4 , Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten, MD5 , Benjamin Lebwohl, MD6,7 , Siew C. Ng, PhD8 , Jonas F. Ludvigsson, MD9,10 and Gilaad G. Kaplan, MD, MPH1,3 Incidence of Celiac Disease Is Increasing Over Time: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, American Journal of Gastroenterology, February 04, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue -  doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000523