Professor Guppy is an emeritus professor in Sociology. His most recent work examines the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning in higher education. He is also continuing research on issues of gender and social inequality. In 2016, Professor Guppy was recognized with an Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Sociological Association. At the same time an article he 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). He is also the recipient of both a UBC Killam Teaching Prize as well as 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.
- Intergenerational Educational Mobility: a project with Alex Chow, a PhD student at Stanford, examining changes over the last century in the educational opportunities of Canadians whose parents have different levels of schooling.
- Gender divisions in household labour: An examination of how the gendered distribution of domestic labour has changed between 1986 and 2015, using data from Statistics Canada’s General Social surveys (with Rima Wilkes and Larissa Sakamoto).
- 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:
“A Multi-Institutional Assessment of Changes in Higher Education Teaching and Learning in the Face of COVID-19” with Silvia Bartolic and 16 others, under review
“COVID-19, Student Vulnerabilities, and Confidence in Learning: Evidence from Higher Education” with Silvia Bartolic and 13 others, under review
“Teaching and learning under COVID-19 public health edicts: The role of household lockdowns and prior technology usage,” with Silvia Bartolic and 10 others, under review
“Intergenerational Educational Mobility over the Past Century in Canada” with Alex Chow, forthcoming Canadian Review of Sociology
“The Evolution of Canadian Pay Equity Legislation and the Social Organization of Public Opinion” with Jennifer Vincent, forthcoming American Review of Canadian Studies
“Changing Gender Time Distributions in Domestic Duties: 1986 to 2015”, with Larissa Sakumoto and Rima Wilkes, forthcoming, Grabb, Reitz, and Hwang, Social Inequality in Canada, (7th edition), Oxford University Press
Guppy, N. “Research Methods” in R. Brym (ed.) New Society (9th edition), Toronto: Nelson 2021, pp. 30-53. revised from earlier editions.
Guppy, Neil, Larissa Sakumoto, and Rima Wilkes “Social Change and the Gendered Division of Household Labour in Canada” Canadian Review of Sociology, Vol 56(2), 178-203, 2019.
Lyon, Katherine, and Neil Guppy “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, 2019. pp. 253-300.
Davies, Scott and Neil Guppy 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 “The Future Lives of Sociology Graduates” Canadian Review of Sociology, Vol 54(2), 237-52, 2017.