Sociology

Unit 6

Class in session under the Tuscan sun

Class in session under the Tuscan sun

Barber school group learns valuable lessons in trip abroad Want to travel to Tuscany, Italy, and earn course credits towards your degree in the process? That might sound too good to be true, but last month it was the reality for two students from UBC’s Okanagan campus. Theresa Loewen and Luke Crevier, both graduate students […]

UBC event explores challenges faced by professional female immigrants

Despite being trained professionals in fields including engineering, law, medicine and education, Pakistani women who have immigrated to Toronto experience high levels of unemployment and poverty.

Associate Professor of Sociology Awarded Community Service Award

Associate Professor of Sociology Awarded Community Service Award

Associate professor of sociology, Mary Ann Murphy, has been awarded the Faculty Community Service Award by Alumni UBC. The awards recognize members of the UBC community who, through their extraordinary endeavours, have taken the lead on important issues to create positive social change. Dr. Murphy was chosen for the award as a result of her advocacy […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Blair Spearman

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Friday, October 6, 2017, in memory of Dr. Blair Spearman, Professor of Mathematics in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, who passed away on October 1, 2017. Dr. Spearman earned a PhD in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. After working for the […]

Sociology at the Undergraduate Research Awards Symposium 2017

Sociology at the Undergraduate Research Awards Symposium 2017

Michael Gauld, sociology major, presented at the 12th Annual University Research Awards Symposium on September 20, 2017. His work on a beginning profile of the labour movement in the Okanagan Valley was supervised by Dr. Aguiar and Dr. Daniel Keyes in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Congratulations to Michael for a job well […]

Racism, Sexuality and Citizenship: UBC researcher examines the experiences of African immigrants to Canada from new angles

Racism, Sexuality and Citizenship: UBC researcher examines the experiences of African immigrants to Canada from new angles

What is it like to be an immigrant to Canada? What if you also happen to be a visible minority, and belong to the LGBTQ community? “Difficult” is probably the easiest answer, but Sue Frohlick, professor of anthropology and women and gender studies at UBC Okanagan, has been looking for more in-depth answers. In the […]

Three UBC Okanagan students capture Killam Doctoral scholarships

A trio of UBC Okanagan researchers have each been awarded the UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship, marking the first time in three years any nominee from UBC’s Okanagan campus has captured the most prestigious award available to graduate students.

Museum exhibit highlights contributions of early immigrants

A new display at the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum emphasizes the perseverance of early Chinese and Japanese immigrants, despite the discrimination they faced.