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

Recent News from the Department

Lloyd Wong has co-edited (with Shibao Guo) and contributed to an edited volume that has just been published. The collection is titled "Revisiting Multiculturalism in Canada: Theories, Policies and Debates".

Georgiann Davis will be discussing her new book, Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis (2015, NYU Press), on Friday, November 27, 12-1 at the Q Centre, MSC 210. 

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.

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The university has conducted two scientific studies in co-ordination with TUCFA on the gender gap in academic salaries, the first in 2004 and the second in 2011. Data on all full-time academic employees (not sessional instructors) was obtained from Human Resources, following the appropriate confidentiality protocols. The first study was conducted by Dr. Jean Wallace and the second by Dr. Jenny Godley, both faculty members in the Department of Sociology.

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