The Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia is internationally renowned as a leading centre for sociological research and training.
Diverse rankings consistently place us among the strongest departments in the world and within the top three in Canada.
Out Now: 2019/2020 Distinguished Speaker Series
The Department of Sociology is proud to announce this year's list of speakers for the 2019/2020 Distinguished Speakers Series. It will feature various scholars from around the world, showcasing our commitment to being internationally
Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, tenure-track (Open specialization)
The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for two tenure-stream faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020.
Professor Lindsey Richardson finds new research on income assistance payment schedules and its effects on drug-related harm
Along with researchers at the BC Centre on Substance Use, they have been examining whether varying the timing and frequency of income assistance payments can mitigate drug-related harms linked to the existing once-monthly payment schedule.
Every day I use Sociology at work. The Sociology department at UBC offers great methods courses, which was a huge reason as to why I was hired. My Sociology training has also given me soft skills that help me add value to my projects. I have a deeper understanding of social circumstances and macrostructures that might be colouring the way our subjects respond.