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The Mary-Jo Nadeau Activist Scholar Award

The Mary-Jo Nadeau Activist Scholar Award

The Mary-Jo Nadeau Activist Scholar Award (The M.J.) for Graduate Students in Sociology was established by family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Mary-Jo Nadeau, a graduate (’05) of York University’s Graduate Program in Sociology. Her anti-racist feminist research and activism focused on white supremacy in the Canadian women’s movement, labour rights, anti-poverty campaigns, and Palestinian […]

(Dis)Content Futures?: The Politics of Insecurity and Inequality in Africa

(Dis)Content Futures?: The Politics of Insecurity and Inequality in Africa

In collaboration with Founders College, African Studies and Canada Research Chair in Youth and African Urban Futures. Wednesday, April 6 2-4pm EST Virtual event via Zoom Recently, various African countries have experienced political instability, including new civil wars, terrorist insurgencies, coup d’états, civil unrests, and mass protests (from #ENDSARS and #FixthecountryGhana to revolutionary movements in Sudan). Meanwhile, […]

Data Visualization as Public Sociology

Data Visualization as Public Sociology

Thursday April 14, 1-2:30pm EST  Virtual event via Zoom. Visuazlaition, visualization, visuazlaition! Data visualization translating data into graphical forms is a great way to do public sociology. It provides a quick and effective way to communicate research findings with target audiences and the public in a universal manner. In this talk, Dr. Kieran Healy, Professor of Sociology at Duke and […]

UPDigest- Sociology Newsletter (March 2022)

UPDigest- Sociology Newsletter (March 2022)

Check out our full March 2022 Sociology UPDigest! Hello Students, We use this March newsletter to address the issue of war(s). The suffering of the people in Ukraine is certainly on our minds, as we watch the devastation of cities, air raids targeting civilians, and a rapidly growing number of people seeking refuge--the now more […]

Social Movements and Solidarity in a Time of Crisis

Social Movements and Solidarity in a Time of Crisis

March 24, 2022 @ 3-4:30pm EST Register via Machform.  Panelists: Ayça Çubukçu is Associate Professor in Human Rights and Co-Director of LSE Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2020, she was appointed as a Senior Fellow of the Fung Global Fellows program at Princeton University. Dr Çubukçu leads the Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics […]

Statement on the invasion of Ukraine - Department of Sociology, York University

Statement on the invasion of Ukraine - Department of Sociology, York University

We in the Department of Sociology at York University, where we often teach about the devastating consequences of war, violence, trauma, and displacement, are outraged by the shameless and brutal invasion of the Russian army into Ukraine.  Among us are students, staff, and faculty with personal and family ties to Ukraine, who are deeply affected […]

Sociology Annual Lecture 2022

Sociology Annual Lecture 2022

Date: March 3, 2022 Time: 4pm Title: Feminist Political Economy; A promising approach to Public Sociology Format/Venue: Virtual Dr. Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She has held a Canada Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institute of Health Research Chair in Health Services. Among her awards are the Ontario […]

Youth Health and Wellness 

Youth Health and Wellness 

Thursday, 24 February 2022 | 16:00 to 17:30 EST   Panelists will discuss the contemporary realities of Black youth and their health and wellness.     Panelists:    Dr. Bukola Oladunni Salami (University of Alberta)   Ginelle Skerritt (York Region Children’s Aid Society)   Dr. Sophie Yohani (University of Alberta)  Moderator: Henry Gomez (HTI Executive and Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes)   […]

Black Health and Disability

Black Health and Disability

Thursday, 17 February 2022 | 16:00 to 17:30 EST  This panel exposes the reflections of scholars and activists on the interconnection between racism, colonialism, and ableism and how the social structure contributes to the disablement of the Black communities and creates health inequalities. In addition, the panel will highlight the socio-determinants of people in the […]

Black and Health in Canada

Black and Health in Canada

Panel 2 | Black and Health in Canada     Thursday, 10 February 2022 | 15:00 EST   This panel presents an overview of Black Canadians' health and the challenges that they encounter in society that affect their health outcomes. The panelists will also share perspectives on how to improve health equity across the country.   Panelists:   Cheryl Prescod […]