Dept. of Sociology
Regions differ in Indigenous acknowledgement at Canadian universities
Acknowledgement of Indigenous lands, treaties and peoples vary at universities across Canada, finds a new UBC study, the first academic study of its kind.
Mar 1, 2017
International students’ concept of “home” shapes post-graduation plans
How international university students think about home significantly influences their migration plans upon graduation, according to a new study from UBC.
Feb 16, 2017
HIV treatment has social and socioeconomic benefits, as well as improved health: study
New research shows that HIV treatment for illicit drug users improves their social and socioeconomic wellbeing as well as their health.
Jul 21, 2015
Black Republicans put most faith in U.S. government
Black Republicans trust the United States government more than other political groups, finds a new study from UBC.
Oct 29, 2014
Canada’s image of Oka, 24 years later
A professor searches for new meaning in one of the country’s most iconic photographs.
Sep 22, 2014 - by Corey Allen
Goodbye Gayborhood: study finds gay neighbourhoods ‘straightening’
New research finds that traditionally gay neighbourhoods are becoming increasingly “straight” places, and could be at risk of losing their distinct cultural identity.
Jul 28, 2014
Steve Nash’s basketball diaries
UBC alum directs documentary about Canadian basketball legend.
May 21, 2014
Women leaders may reduce Wall Street risky business
Could the global financial market meltdown of 2008 have been avoided if Wall Street had more women executives?
Apr 1, 2014
The U.S. greeting card culture
UBC’s Francesco Duina explores how Americans make turning points into Hallmark moments.
Mar 7, 2014
Decoding the thirst for victory
From Sochi to the Super Bowl, a UBC sociologist explores our global obsession with winning.
Jan 27, 2014
UBC experts for EU trade deal analysis
UBC experts are available to comment on the tentative EU-Canada trade agreement and its expected economic and societal impacts.
Oct 17, 2013
UBC experts on Quebec Charter of Values
The Quebec government is forging ahead with its plans to outlaw all religious symbols worn by workers in the public sector, UBC scholars offer fresh perspectives on the debate.
Oct 9, 2013
Why reconciliation matters
Rima Wilkes on the tragedy of Indian residential schools and the importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s National Event in Vancouver.
Sep 9, 2013
Q&A on sex work laws
Professor Becki Ross says decriminalizing the sex trade could lead to a safer industry governed by the workers themselves.
Aug 8, 2013
What Canadian media are missing about climate change
Are national newspapers giving Canadians the information they need to make informed decisions about climate change?
Jun 6, 2013