Examine the processes of social and cultural life in human societies past and present, near and far through the undergraduate programs at UBC Sociology.
Study topics such as inequality, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, law and criminal activity, immigration, families, and more.
Gain hands-on experience through various opportunities and assistantships, and by participating in our student association.
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Undergraduate student Jennifer Vincent examines health disparities among sexual minorities
Jennifer Vincent's undergraduate thesis examines health disparities among sexual minorities (i.e. non-heterosexual individuals) in Canada. The biggest takeaway so far is that health varies greatly between different non-heterosexual sexual orientations, highlighting the importance of acknowledging and accounting for how different identities within a group can have profound impacts on individuals lives.
Undergraduate student Ella Kim-Marriott explores what Canada’s transition to green energy means for fossil fuel workers
For her undergrad thesis project, Ella-Kim Marriot interviewed fossil fuel workers in Fort McMurray to inquire about their opinions and concerns regarding a just transition to cleaner energy infrastructure in Canada.
Undergraduate student Alec Wilson investigates the discourse around the legitimization of ride-hailing apps in Vancouver
Alec Wilson is a fourth-year Sociology major who is interested in ethnography and text analysis. His research project is a discourse analysis of public documents from media, government councils and courts regarding Uber’s introduction and legitimization in Vancouver.