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.
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.
Professor Amin Ghaziani identified as a 2019 Trailblazer by the Georgia Straight
The Georgia Straight's Trailblazer list focuses on people who are causing many of us to rethink the way things have traditionally been done in the city of Vancouver. Professor Ghaziani highlights the importance of queer urban spaces.
Professor Becki Ross receives the Angus Reid Practitioners/Applied Sociology Award
Congratulations to Professor Becki Ross and Jamie Lee Hamilton, who are the co-winners of the CSA's Angus Reid Practitioners/Applied Sociology Award for 2019. Both Ross and Hamilton are the first co-winners of the award.
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.