News Archive

April 2015 | Anahi Morales Hudon, one of our recent PHDs, was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from FQRSC. Congratulations!
April 2015 | Stephanie Nairn was awarded a FQRSC doctoral fellowship. Congratulations!
April 2015 | Congratulations to Claudia Masferrer who defended her dissertation last November 2014. Claudia will join the Centre for Demographic, Urban, and Environmental Studies of El Colegio de Mexico as a tenure-track assistant professor in January 2016.
April 2015 | Prof. Eran Shor received an Insight Grant from SSHRC for 5 years and an Advancement of the Discipline Award from the ASA for 2 years. Both of these grants are to study patterns of gender and racial inequality in both traditional and social media, using big data and computational analysis.
April 2015 | Mehri Ghazanjani is one of the three recipients for the 2015 Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Teaching Award. Congratulations!
April 2015 | Loes Knaapen (PHD 2013) will start a tenure-track position in the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies at the University of Ottawa.
February 2015 | Prof. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée gave an interview on ICI Radio-Canada 1ère analyzing the health reform proposed in Bill 10 (interview begins at 43.36 minutes)
February 2015 | Prof. John Hall was interviewed on the BBC World Service's discussion program "Forum - A World of Ideas" on the question of disssent. The podcast will be available until the end of March 2015.
February 2015 | Prof. Morton Weinfeld was interviewed on Montreal CBC radio Feb 12 2015 about the attempt by the Jewish Defence League to set up an operation in Montreal.
February 2015 | Prof. Céline Le Bourdais was interviewed on Radio-Canada Colombie-Britannique – Yukon on “La définition de famille se modifie avec le temps” for the program "Phare Ouest". The interview was broadcasted on Monday, February 9, which was ‘Family Day’ (holiday) in B.C.
February 2015 | Graduate Students Xiao Yu Gong, Candice Shaw, and Luyang Zhou were awarded Arts Graduate Student Travel Award. Congratulations!
January 2015 | Recent research by Prof. Eran Shor on the link between social contact and mortality is featured in the British press: The Daily Mail, The Independent, BBC, and Metro UK.
January 2015 | McGill alumnus James Kennedy, now at the University of Edinburgh, was awarded the John Porter prize of the Canadian Sociological Association for his book, “Liberal Nationalisms: Empire, State, and Civil Society in Scotland and Quebec” published in 2013 by McGill-Queen's University Press and which is based on his dissertation. Congratulations!
October 2014 | Ignacio Nazif Muñoz won the John D. States Best Student Paper Award of the AAAM (Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine) at its 58th annual meeting, for his paper "Explaining Chile’s Traffic Fatalities and Injuries Reduction for 2000-2012, or When Traffic Law Reform Pushes Police Enforcement"
October 2014 | Prof. Morton Weinfeld gave an invited lecture, titled “Diaspora Jews and Israel: Challenges of Competing Loyalties,” at the Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle on October 23, 2014.
October 2014 | Candice Shaw was awarded a Mitacs Globalink Research Award. Congratulations!
September 2014 | Prof. John Hall was interviewed on CTV Montreal about the referendum in Scotland.
September 2014 | Prof. Shelley Clark was awarded a International Development Research Centre GroW grant for her project on how to create economic opportunities for women in Nairobi slums through improved childcare options. She also received a grant from the Population Council for a study of financial literacy and educational incentives of adolescent girls in Ghana and together with Sangeetha Mahavan (U of Maryland) Prof. Clark won an R21 award from the US National Institutes of Health (NICHD) to measure kinship support for children of single mothers in Nairobi. Congratulations to Prof. Clark on this hat-trick!
September 2014 | On September 8, 2014, the Department of Sociology hosted a workshop on "Jewish Conditions, Theories of Nationalism" whereby ideas of such thinkers as Hans Kohn, Isaiah Berlin, Ernest Gellner, Elie Kedourie, Emile Durkheim, Karl Popper, Horace Kallen, the early Bolsheviks and Otto Bauer were traced back to the complexities of their Jewish backgrounds.

July 2014 | Kalyani Thurairajah received her doctorate in 2013 and now has a tenure-track position at the Department of Sociology, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta.

June 2014 | The winners of the Canadian Population Society Student Paper Competition at the Association's recent meeting at Brock were: Nicole Denier and Sean Waite, "Gay pay in Canadian Cities: Local labour market effects on sexual minority earnings gaps."

April 2014 | Several members of our Department were honoured by the Faculty of Arts:

- Jose Ignacio Nazif Munoz was one of the recipients of the Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Teaching Award.
- John Hall was the recipient of the 2014 Arts Award for Distinction in Research in Social Sciences.
- And Franca Cianci received the Arts Award of Excellence for Administrative and Support Staff.