In May 2023, Prof. Jennifer Elrick began her appointment as Chair in Multiculturalism at McGill University. The Chair, which is endowed with funds from the Government of Canada, was first established in 1995 as the Chair in Canadian Ethnic Studies. Its purpose remains to support research on issues of diversity and multiculturalism.

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Published on: 20 Jun 2023

Congratulations to PhD student in Sociology and Richard H. Tomlinson Doctoral Fellow at McGill University Gabriel Lévesque, who has been awarded the PSSM Best Student Paper award for 2023 in the Political Sociology and Social Movements cluster for his paper titled "Toxic Substance Regulations and the Structuration of Interdependent Policy Networks".

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Published on: 23 May 2023

Congratulations to the following graduate students in the Sociology PhD program:


Michaela Michalopulos has been awarded the Vasileios Tsiolis Foundation Award from the Hellenic Scholarships Foundation.

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Published on: 27 Mar 2023

In an article for Policy Options, Prof. Jennifer Elrick and Prof. Daniel Béland (political science) respond to Québec Premier François Legault’s recent call to distribute asylum-seekers across provinces. They look to the case of Germany as an example of how it could be done, what it would take, and the kinds of benefits and risks involved.

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Published on: 15 Mar 2023

Book Awards

  1. American Sociological Association, Human Rights Section, Gordon Hirabayashi Book Award 2022

  2. American Sociological Association, Distinguished Book Award, Honorable Mention 2022

  3. Eastern Sociological Society, Mirra Komarovsky Book Award 2022

  4. Law and Society Association, Herbert Jacob Book Prize, Honorable Mention 2022

Article Awards

  1. American Sociological Association, Human Rights Section, Best Article Award 2022

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Published on: 9 Feb 2023

In a recent article in The Conversation, Prof. Jennifer Elrick discusses the nature of immigration targets as a migration management tool and how the power of big numbers can lead to anti-immigrant sentiments unless they are contextualized in public debates.

Published on: 30 Jan 2023

2022-23 CAnD3 Fellow Christopher Yurris recently co-authored a piece in Policy Options on fiscal federalism in Canada’s three territories.

Published on: 3 Oct 2022

Congratulations to Daniel Sailofsky, one of our Ph.D. students, who has accepted a tenure track position as Lecturer (the equivalent of an Assistant Professor position in North America) at the Department of Criminology and Sociology, Middlesex University, London, UK.

Daniel wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on athlete-perpetrated violence against women and its effects on their career outcomes.

Published on: 10 Mar 2022

2021-22 CAnD3 Fellow Feinuo Sun recently published her first dissertation paper in Social Science & Medicine. This is among the first studies examining the opioid crisis in the U.S. from a spatiotemporal perspective. The paper examines how rurality impacts the prescription of opioids across U.S. counties, using a spatiotemporal dataset (2006-2018) from a variety of national data sources, such as the U.S. Opioid Dispensing Rate Maps and the American Community Survey.



Classified as: opioid prescription, rurality, healthcare
Published on: 3 Mar 2022

New research from 2021-22 CAnD3 Fellow Julia Nakamura and colleagues finds that higher satisfaction with aging could lead to improved health and well-being outcomes. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study, a cohort of 13,752 US adults over 50 years old, the researchers used 35 indicators of physical, behavioral, and psychosocial health and well-being to capture a comprehensive suite of outcomes. Out of the 35 indicators, improvements in 27 were associated with better aging satisfaction. 

Classified as: older adults, aging satisfaction, From Trainees
Published on: 16 Feb 2022

Around the world increasing mental health inequalities between women and men following the COVID-19 pandemic represent a major public health concern. According to a new study, the lockdown measures due to the pandemic profoundly and unequally disrupted the work-family balance for many graduate students, exacerbating mental health problems.

Classified as: covid-19, depressive symptoms, depression, gender inequality, work-family conflict, Graduate Students
Published on: 10 Nov 2021


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