News & Events
|Professor John Myles has been awarded the Canadian Sociological Association's Outstanding Contribution Award for 2013 . This award honours colleagues who have significantly contributed to Sociology in Canada. Reflecting his exceptional scholarship, John was unanimously chosen as this year's recipient by the awards committee. The award will be presented at the CSA Awards Banquet on Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 6:30pm, at the University Club on the University of Victoria Campus, Victoria, British Columbia. John has also been invited to give the Outstanding Contribution Lecture at next year's CSA Annual Meeting at Brock University in May/June 2014. More information on the award can be found at http://www.csa-scs.ca/contribution-award .|
|Professor Robert Andersen has been awarded the title of Distinguished Professor of Social Science from the University of Toronto starting July 1, 2013 . The title of Distinguished Professor is awarded with the goal “to advance and recognize individuals with highly distinguished accomplishments and those who display exceptional promise, who maintain an extraordinary level of activity in their research and scholarly work and have achieved pre-eminence in their field in line with the University's stated objectives and emerging priorities.” For more information on Professor Andersen’s appointment, please see: http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/awards/Distinguished_Professors/Professor_Robert_Andersen.htm .|
|Hae Yeon Choo has won the 2013 Cheryl Allyn Miller Award for Research on Women and Work, given by the Sociologists for Women in Society. The awards committee unanimously selected her paper “Gendering Migrant Rights: Explaining Differences in the Practice of Rights for Filipina Factory Workers and Club Hostesses in South Korea” as this year's best paper in the area. Hae Yeon will be presented the award at the ASA meetings in New York this August.|
Matt Patterson, a PhD student in the department, has been awarded the Canadian Sociology Association's Best Student Paper Award for 2013. The award will be presented at the CSA’s Annual Banquet and Award Ceremony to be held Tuesday, June 4 at the University of Victoria's University Club.
|Shirin Montazer, a recent PhD graduate from the department, has just won the Best Dissertation Award from the Mental Health section of the American Sociological Association for 2012-2013. Her dissertation title is: Country of Origin as Modifier of the effect of Generation and Length of Residence on the Mental Health Outcome of Immigrants to Canada: Evidence from Cross sectional and Longitudinal Data. Blair Wheaton was the Chair of her dissertation committee.|
|Phillipa Chong, a PhD student in the Department of Sociology, has won the ASA Culture section's Suzanne Langer Prize for Best Student Paper in the Sociology of Culture for 2013 . She won the award for her paper "Legitimate Judgment in Art, The Scientific World Reversed?: Critical Distance in Evaluation." More information on the award can be found at http://www.asanet.org/sections/culture_awards.cfm .|
Professor Barry Wellman is retiring from the University effective 1 July 2013.
Professor Wellman was recently identified as the most highly cited sociologist in the country. His honours include election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2007 and career achievement awards from the following organizations:
Professor Wellman has held the following offices:
Professor Wellman has also published with 76 students, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers. In 1997 the Department of Sociology established the Barry Wellman Award, awarded to the Sociology student who has submitted the best undergraduate research paper.
Professor Wellman will continue with his ongoing funded research projects as a Professor Emeritus and will be based in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. We wish him all the best.
Congratulations to Barry Wellman whose book, Networked: The New Social Operating System(co-authored with Lee Rainie) recently received honorable mention for a PROSE award in the category of Sociology and Social Work! The PROSE awards are presented annually by the American Publishers Association to recognize excellence in scholarly writing. The book documents the ways in which our society is defined by "networked individuals" rather than tightly knit groups and shows the implications of our large, loose networks for opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making, and personal interaction.