B.A., B.PHE. Queen's University
M.Sc., Ph.D. University of Waterloo
I am an emeritus professor in Sociology. I am currently completing a book manuscript, tentatively titled “Canada’s Ongoing Gender Equity Revolution.” In 2016, I was recognized with an Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Sociological Association. At the same time an article I co-authored with Nicole Luongo, written when she was a UBC undergraduate student, won the Association’s Outstanding Paper Award: “The Rise and Stall of Canada’s Gender-equity Revolution” Canadian Review of Sociology, 2015 (an award shared with colleagues Sylvia Fuller and Natasha Stecy-Hilderbrant for a separate paper they wrote). At UBC I received both a Killam Teaching Prize and a Killam Research Prize.
Currently I am working on three projects:
- Canada’s Ongoing Gender Equity Revolution: a project mapping the historical transformation in the roles of women and men in Canadian society, including changes in family life, the economy, education, law and politics, and the social policies related to both progress and persistence in gender equity.
- COVID-19: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. An international project with Dr. Silvia Bartolic (UBC), involving nine institutions from six countries on four continents. We focus on social forces that shaped teaching and learning under the rapid refashioning of courses to emergency remote instruction. We use specially collected data from students, faculty, senior administrators, and instructional design professionals.
- Changing Fields of Study by Gender in Canada: 1990 to 2020. Using data from Statistics Canada I am examining how segregation by field of study has changed over the last three decades in Canada. A particular focus is upon how both STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and HEAL (health, education, administration, and literacy) fields have evolved recently.
In the Pipeline:
Canada’s Ongoing Gender Equity Revolution: An Analytic History, manuscript in preparation, seven of nine chapters completed
“Income Inequality and Income Mobility” in G. Ritzer and C. Rojek (eds.) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons (forthcoming)
“Public Sociology” in G. Ritzer and C. Rojek (eds.) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons (forthcoming)
“Wealth Inequality” in G. Ritzer and C. Rojek (eds.) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons (forthcoming)
Archibald, Audon, Tania Heap, Heather Lucke, Dominique Verpoorten, Lin Lin-Lipsmeyer, Neil Guppy, and Silvia Bartolic (2023) “The Lockdown in Retrospect: An International, Mixed Methods Perspective on Student and Faculty Experiences with COVID-19 Remote Learning” Chapter 9 in Reimagining Education: Studies and Stories for Effective Learning Practices in an Evolving Digital Society D. Cockerham (ed.) Springer Nature pp. 55-68.
Guppy, Neil, Silvia Bartolic, and 7 others (2022) “Student Confidence in Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Helped and What Hindered?” Higher Education Research and Development 42:4, 845-859.
Bartolic, Silvia, Neil Guppy and 13 others (2022) “Student vulnerabilities and confidence in learning in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic” Studies in Higher Education, 47(12): 2460-72.
Guppy, Neil, Dominique Verpoorten, David Boud, Lin Lin, Joanna Tai, and Silvia Bartolic (2022) “The post-COVID-19 future of digital learning in higher education: Views from educators, students, and other professionals in six countries.” British Journal of Educational Technology 53(6): 1750-1765.
Guppy, Neil, Larissa Sakumoto, and Rima Wilkes (2022) “Changing Gender Time Distributions in Domestic Duties: 1986 to 2015” in E. Grabb, J. Reitz, and M. Hwang (Eds.) Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage, Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press, pp. 196-205.
Guppy, Neil, Silvia Bartolic, and 10 others (2022) “Teaching and learning under COVID-19 public health edicts: the role of household lockdowns and prior technology usage” Higher Education 84(3): 487-504
Verpoorten, Dominique, Neil Guppy, Silvia Bartolic, and 6 others (2022) “’BasCulement vers le virtuel’ – Constantes et Variations Dans la Mise en œuvre par 50 enseignants” Spirale – Revue de Recherches en Éducation 69: 163-177.
Bartolic, Silvia, Neil Guppy, and 16 others (2022) “A multi-institutional assessment of changes in higher education teaching and learning in the face of COVID-19,” Educational Review, 74(3): 517-533
Chow, Alex, and Neil Guppy (2021) “Intergenerational educational mobility over the past century in Canada” Canadian Review of Sociology 58(3): 372-98.
Guppy, Neil and Jennifer Vincent (2021) “The Evolution of Canadian Pay Equity Legislation and the Social Organization of Public Opinion“ American Review of Canadian Studies 51(2): 312-29.
Guppy, N. (2021) “Research Methods” in R. Brym (ed.) New Society (9th edition), Toronto: Nelson, pp. 30-53. revised from earlier editions.
Guppy, Neil, Larissa Sakumoto, and Rima Wilkes (2019) “Social Change and the Gendered Division of Household Labour in Canada” Canadian Review of Sociology, Vol 56(2), 178-203.
Lyon, Katherine, and Neil Guppy (2019) “Canada: A Review of Research on Race/ Ethnicity/ Ancestry and Inequality in Education from 1980 – 2017” in P. Stevens and G. Dworkin (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education (2nd ed.) London: Palgrave, Macmillan, pp. 253-300.