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New study examines impact of pandemic on immigrant women care workers

UCalgary sociologist Naomi Lightman embarks on project as winner of Thelma Margaret Horte Memorial Fellowship in Women and Society...

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Class of 2020: Inclusive Post-Secondary Education students graduate after an enriching university experience

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New book release from Dr. Augustine Brannigan

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Meet ii’ taa’poh’to’p’s 2020-21 intercultural capacity building grant recipients

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In the news


In the News: Naomi Lightman, Sociology, in Edmonton Journal

Opinion: How private long-term care facilities handled COVID needs scrutiny

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In the News: Naomi Lightman, Sociology, and Lorian Hardcastle, in Edmonton Journal

Opinion: How private long-term care facilities handled COVID needs scrutiny

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In the News: Dean Curran, Sociology, in The Star

Wealthsimple adds ‘risky’ label to GameStop, BlackBerry stocks amid investor frenzy

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In the News: Naomi Lightman, Sociology, in CBC Calgary

Calgary researcher shines light on immigrant long-term care workers

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Featured publications


In the News: Jenny Godley, Canadian Journal of Urban Research

Lee, J. & Godley, J. Sustainable cities: Examining the relationship between neighbourhood composition and recycling patterns in Canadian cities. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 29(2): 18-31

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In the News: Matt Patterson, Taylor & Francis Group

Patterson, Matt. 2020. ”Building Citizens by Building Museums: Royal Ontario Museum & Art Gallery of Ontario.” In Georgia Lindsay (ed.) Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design: Theory and Practice of Place, pp. 155-177. New York: Routledge.

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In the News: Matt Patterson, Sage Journals

Jeong, Hyesun and Matt Patterson. 2020. “Starchitects in Bohemia: An Exploration of Cultural Cities from the ‘Top-Down’ and ‘Bottom-Up’.” Urban Affairs Review. doi:10.1177/1078087420934047

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In the News: Matt Patterson, Taylor & Francis Online

Patterson, Matt. 2020. “Revitalization, Transformation, and the ‘Bilbao Effect’: Testing the Local Area Impact of Iconic Architectural Developments in North America, 2000 to 2009.” European Planning Studies. doi:10.1080/09654313.2020.1863341

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