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York Sociology Department and Graduate Program events at Congress-CSA 2023

York Sociology Department and Graduate Program events at Congress-CSA 2023

Canadian Sociological Association Welcome Reception

Monday, May 29, 5:30-7:30pm 

Second Student Centre - SSC Convention Centre, Keele Campus, York University 

Join us for an informal reception sponsored by the Canadian Sociological Association and York’s Department of Sociology. CSA conference delegate badges are required. The reception will include light refreshments and a cash bar. 

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York Graduate Sociology Reunion and Celebration

Tuesday, May 30, 6:30-10:00pm 

Schulich Dining Hall, Keele Campus, York University 

Please note that this is an invitation-only event for alumni, faculty, students (past & present), and staff of the Graduate Program in Sociology. 

In its 56 years of existence hundreds of MA & PhD candidates have been shaped by their experience in York’s Graduate Sociology Program before going on to careers across Canada and around the world. With the Annual Canadian Sociology Conference (CSA) on our campus this year, we want to use the occasion to celebrate the diversity of research and teaching nurtured by our Program. So, please join us for an evening of stimulating conversation, nostalgia, and envisioning the future.  

Sociology at the Crossroads (panel session)

Wednesday, May 31, 5:30-7:00pm 

Curtis Lecture Halls-CLH I307, Keele Campus, York University 

This panel assesses the state of Sociology in the 21st century and explores the dilemmas of Sociology as a discipline at a crossroads. Panelists will reflect on themes including the broader pressures facing Sociology programs in the era of neoliberalism, the imperative of centring decolonization and diverse voices in the production of sociological knowledge, and the potential for Sociology to retain a critical orientation. 

Moderator: William Carroll, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria 


Gertrude Mianda - Director, Harriet Tubman Institute at York University 

Howard Ramos - Chair, Department of Sociology at Western University 

Sarita Srivastava - Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science at OCAD University 

Vanessa Watts - Paul R. MacPherson Chair in Indigenous Studies at McMaster University 

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Sociology Pub Night

Thursday, June 1, 8:00-11:00pm, or later 

Artful Dodger Pub, 10 Isabella St  

(located near the intersection of Yonge and Isabella; a short walk from TTC Wellesley Station) 

Join us for a downtown pub night hosted by York’s Department of Sociology. Drink tickets (one each for the first 50 graduate students) and appetizers will be available. We regret that this event is not wheelchair accessible.  

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