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Featured News


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

Carieta Thomas one of 9 winners of the 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship...

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Square dancing community finds new vitality online during pandemic 

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Trump’s suspension of H-1B visas is a racist attack on immigrants — and a bad move for the economy

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Research leaders at UCalgary deepen their understanding of Indigenous approaches to scholarship

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In the news


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

COVID-19 has taken 'heavy toll' on female immigrants working in health care, report says

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In the News: Pallavi Banerjee and Isabel Fandino, Sociology, in Canadian Dimension

OP-ED: Canada’s International Graduate Students and COVID-19: Beyond the Rhetoric of Welcome

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In the News: Matt Patterson, Sociology, on Global News

Making a plan for the future of Chinatown

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In the News: Pallavi Banerjee, Sociology, in Conversation Canada

Trump’s suspension of H-1B visas is a racist attack on immigrants — and a bad move for the economy June 29, 2020 12.27pm EDT

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Featured publications


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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In the News: BMJ Open

Aktary ML, Caron-Roy S, Sajobi T, O'Hara H, Leblanc P, Dunn S, McCormack GRM, Timmins D, Ball K, Downs S, Minaker LM, Nykiforuk CIJ, Godley J, Milaney K, Lashewicz B, Fournier B, Elliott C, Raine KD, Prouse RJL, and Olstad, DL. "

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In the News: Gender and Society

Kristen Myers and Pallavi Banerjee, Invited Blog for Gender and Society Blog, Benefits of Peer Reviewing in Academia. March 11, 2020.

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