Diversify your degree and gain hands-on experience through the various opportunities UBC Sociology has to offer.

Professional Development

Every year the Department offers a series of professional development workshops which are specially intended for students who wish to prepare for an academic career but are open to all graduate students in the Department.

Workshop topics can include:

  • teaching, such as class dynamics, evaluation and marking pedagogy, creating a teaching portfolio, designing a course and creating course outlines;
  • research, such as preparing grant applications and developing writing strategies;
  • dissemination of research, such as making formal presentations and publishing in books and journals, and
  • academic job searches, such as preparing a curriculum vitae, preparing a cover letter and giving a job talk.

Graduate Student Council of Sociology

The Graduate Student Council of Sociology (GSCS) promotes the interests of sociology graduate students, both individually and collectively, and fosters a sense of community among sociology graduate students.

Executive Members

Kelsea Perry and Jiaxin Gu

VP Academic
Kate Jaffe

VP External
Xueqing (Rose) Zhang

VP Finance
Adam Howe

Web Coordinator/Communications
Kate Jaffe

Wellness and Social Chair(s)

Mentorship Program Chair
Emily Truong-Cheung

Faculty MA/PhD Representatives
Harriet Moore (MA Faculty)
Kyle Sutherland (PhD Faculty)

Faculty Seminar Series Representative(s)
Ryan Stillwagon

ANSO Building Representative

Faculty Hiring Committee Representative(s)
Lily Ivanova, Francois Lachapelle, Adam Howe

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