Sociology

Professor Pat Armstrong receives Postdoc Supervisory Award | photo | 2017-09-14

Professor Pat Armstrong honoured with Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

  York University's Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) honoured Professor Pat Armstrong with the Faculty’s inaugural Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award. The newly established award recognizes professors who demonstrate exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University, exceeding general supervisory expectations. Armstrong was presented the award at the Postdoctoral Welcome Reception on Sept. 13, joined […]

Marx Capital Conference 2017-06-08 | photo

International conference 'Marx's Capital after 150 Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism' attracts 1,000+

  An international conference to mark  the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Marx’s Capital was held May 24 to 26 at York University. Organized by Marx Collegium (York University), under the directorship of Marcello Musto, associate professor of sociology, the conference brought together some of the leading scholars in the fields of sociology, political […]

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Researchers inspire provincial policy change to aid employees in precarious jobs

  Early this week, the Government of Ontario is set to introduce legislation updating Ontario’s Employment Standards and Labour Relations Acts in response to the final report of the Provincial Government’s Changing Workplaces Review (CWR) released on May 23. The most significant review of Ontario’s employment standards and labour relations laws and policies in a […]

Prof Fuyuki Kurosawa Research Matters Popup Adam Vaughan 2017-05-24

Parliament Hill "Pop-Up" features Kurasawa's digital culture research

  On May 17, York University participated in the Council of Ontario Universities (COU)’s Research Matters annual Pop-Up Research Park on Parliament Hill. Vice-President, Research & Innovation Robert Haché and Professor Fuyuki Kurasawa attended with Kurasawa’s display, on how digital culture is tackling the world’s problems, attracting considerable attention from members of Parliament. Research Matters […]

Prof Eric Mykhalovskiy CAHR-CANFAR award 2017-05-17

Sociology Professor Eric Mykhalovskiy awarded prestigious research excellence award

  York University Sociology Professor Eric Mykhalovskiy has been awarded the 2017 Canadian Association for HIV Research-Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CAHR-CANFAR) Excellence in Research Award in the Social Sciences. The CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards are intended to highlight and celebrate the contributions of Canadian researchers in HIV/AIDS research in Canada and internationally. The […]

Professors Deborah Davidson TorStar Mother's Day story 2017-05-12

Deborah Davidson comments on the grief-stricken, and often hidden, side to Mother’s Day

Sociology professor Deborah Davidson adds context to a story in the Toronto Star on the complexity of grieving and the impacts and rituals that surround holidays like Mother's Day for those whose mothers have died. “Mother’s Day especially can illicit strong emotions,” Davidson says. “Grief is not something people generally get over, but learn to live […]