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

Hannah Copithorne, Tommy Hsiao to attend virtual convocation Nov. 26...

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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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Doctoral student studies the complexities of caregiving in the age of apps

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In the news


In the News: Naomi Lightman, Sociology, in Toronto.com

Ottawa will give this family permanent resident visas. It just won’t let them into Canada

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In the News: Naomi Lightman, Sociology, in ICI Radio Canada

Crise du logement à Toronto : le surpeuplement touche 3 fois plus les locataires racisés

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In the News: Michael Adorjan, Sociology, Global News Radio

The Morning News Podcast speaks with a Professor of Sociology from the University of Calgary on whether COVID-19 restrictions based on ‘personal responsibility’ go far enough – or if government mandated restrictions are required.

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In the News: Naomi Lightman, Sociology, in Toronto Star

Three times more racialized renters live in overcrowded housing in Toronto than non-racialized renters — and the starkest gap is among those born in Canada, study says

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Featured publications


In the News: JSTOR

Banerjee, Pallavi., Chacko, Soulit., & Piya, Bhumika. (2020). Paradoxes of Being and Becoming South Asian Single Mothers: The Enclave Economy, Patriarchy, and Migration

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In the News: Sociological Spectrum

Ghosh, S., & Godley, J. (2020). Voices of domestic workers in Calcutta

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In the News: Social Politics

Lightman, Naomi. (2020). "Comparing Care Regimes: Worker Characteristics and Wage Penalties in the Global Care Chain.” Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society.

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In the News: Springer

Brainer, Amy, Mignon Moore, and Pallavi Banerjee. (2020) “Race and ethnicity in the lives of sexual minority parents and their children: Perspectives from North America and Beyond.” in LGBT-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and Implications for P

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