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

Recent News from the Department

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.

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.

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In the Media

In an article titled “Chinese techno-immigrants in Western Canada,” two sociologists describe how U.S. corporations, including Microsoft, have opened high-tech arms in Metro Vancouver to capitalize on Canada’s less-restrictive approach to migration.

“High-tech computer programming and computer systems analysis have been the two most common intended occupations of all skilled immigrants to Canada, most of whom come from Asia,” write SFU’s Karl Froschauer and the University of Calgary’s Lloyd Wong.

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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