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"Social Policy in Canada is an important and timely examination of the past, present, and future of Canadian social policy. Organized around the premise that economic policy is a subset of social policy, this fully revised second edition provides a detailed exploration of how social benefits are allocated and explains the mechanisms and tools of income transfer and redistribution that are central to all aspects of social policy. With up-to-date examples and enhanced attention to critical thought throughout, Social Policy in Canada offers students the foundations they need to examine the intricacies of social policy through an economic lens and consider how future policy initiatives best promote greater equity and inclusion for all Canadians”.

Canadian legal historians will convene in over two days this July. Canada’s Legal Past: Future Directions in Canadian Legal History will feature historians from across Canada and around the world in an exploration of the new approaches to Canadian legal history. The conference, hosted by the faculties of Arts and Law, will feature both established and emerging scholars.

The conference was conceived by Lyndsay Campbell (History and Law) and Ted McCoy (Sociology) who hope to create an opportunity for reflection on the eve of Canada’s sesquicentennial. The conference will forge links among institutions and across linguistic, historiographical and disciplinary divides, in order to rethink assumptions and develop new questions and directions. Bilingual panels will include new research on children and the family, First Nations and Indigenous law, Confederation, Crime and Punishment, Sexuality, and Race. 

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. 

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”. 

On April 7th 2016, students enrolled in Sociology of Homelessness once again presented the results of their semester-long research in MacEwan Hall to the University of Calgary student community.

The University of Calgary, Department of Sociology held its 12th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium on March 3rd and 4th, 2016.

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