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Recent News from the Department

The book, Restorying Indigenous Leadership: Wise Practices in Community Development, is a foundational resource of the most recent scholarship on Indigenous leadership. 

Dr. Dean Curran has an MSc in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences from the London School of Economics and completed his PhD in Sociology at Queen’s University, Canada in 2013.

The Department of Sociology is pleased to welcome Dr. Ted McCoy as an instructor in and Coordinator of the Law and Society Program.

Congratulations to Dr. Annette Tezli and Dr. Jyoti Gondek —  two newly minted Sociology Doctoral Graduates who "walked the stage" with their PhDs this June, 2014. 

Dr. Jim Frideres, Emeritus Professor of Sociology: Research in the Field - Afghanistan Teacher Certification and Accreditation Project [TCAP-Afghanistan]

Sociology students recognized for their exceptional performance. The awards were given on the basis of nominations received from Sociology faculty and adjudicated by the Sociology Student Awards Committee. 

Sociology Associate Professor Amal Madibbo is profiled by Allison Myers in the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of U Magazine.

Sociology's own Dr. John Manzo has recently been voted first in Fast Forward Weekly's "Best Professor" category (full story). 

Graduate school can be a challenging time in students’ lives, yet these experiences can be much more easily navigated with the help of a caring and supportive Grad Director. In the Department of Sociology, Professor Jean Wallace is just that person. The Graduate Students' Association has recently recognized Jean's efforts with the 'Graduate Administrative Support Award'.

The Department of Sociology's Graduate Student Caucus held its 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, "The Ivory Tower and Beyond", March 6-7, 2014.

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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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