B.A., B.PHE. Queen's University
M.Sc., Ph.D. University of Waterloo
I am an emeritus professor in Sociology. My most recent research examines the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning in higher education. I am also continuing research on issues of gender and social inequality. 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 am also the recipient of both a Killam Teaching Prize and a Killam Research Prize.
Currently I am working on several projects:
- 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.
- High School pathways to University: a project with Dr. Scott Davies, University of Toronto, comparing the university success of students who have followed different routes to university – traditional high school programs, French Immersion programs, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
- Canada’s 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.
Work in the Pipeline:
Canada’s Gender Equity Revolution: An Analytic History, manuscript in preparation, six of nine chapters nearing completion
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 online: DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2022.2119372
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, online: DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2022.2081679.
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. DOI:10.1111/bjet.13212
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 DOI: 10.1007/s10734-021-00781-w
Bartolic, Silvia, Neil Guppy, and 16 others (2021) “A multi-institutional assessment of changes in higher education teaching and learning in the face of COVID-19,” Educational Review, DOI: 10.1080/00131911.2021.1955830
Chow, Alex, and Neil Guppy (2021) “Intergenerational educational mobility over the past century in Canada” Canadian Review of Sociology 58(3): 372-98. DOI:10.1111/cars.12348
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. DOI: 10.1080/02722011.2021.1936095.
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(X)
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.
Davies, Scott and Neil Guppy (2018) The Schooled Society: An Introduction to the Sociology of Education 4th edition, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Guppy, Neil, Kerry Greer, Nicole Malette, and Kristyn Frank (2017) “The Future Lives of Sociology Graduates” Canadian Review of Sociology, Vol 54(2), 237-52.