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Ph.D. Candidate Jenna Valleriani writes on Medical Marijuana

Jenna Valleriani, PhD Candidate in Sociology and the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies, regularly contributes to Lift: Canabis News Magazine. Her research looks at social movements, entrepreneurship and the emergence of new industries, focusing on the transition to the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation in Canada. In this article, Jenna reviews the International Drug Policy … Read More

Jennifer Carlson on NPR

Professor Jennifer Carlson spoke on National Public Radio in the US about attitudes of members of the police force towards gun control. Listen here

Seasonal Grant-writing Tips

When I started supporting grant-writing in Sociology at the University of Toronto, the vast majority of the grant deadlines were in September and October. By the time the winter break rolled around, I was ready for a break. And so were all the faculty members I worked with. Now that there are a couple of … Read More

Sociology and #UofTFeministStrong

The beginning of term was overshadowed this year by a couple of online threats that targeted female faculty and students in Sociology and Women’s Studies. The Sociology department condemns the repugnant online threats made to members of our faculty, teaching staff, and students. We are proud of the amazing scholarship and teaching of all the … Read More

Blair Wheaton named Distinguished Professor

Congratulations to Professor Blair Wheaton, recently named Distinguished Professor of Sociology. Professor Wheaton ranks among Canada’s top sociologists and among the world’s top stress researchers. His career, spanning almost forty years, has been marked by outstanding scholarly contributions to the Sociology of Health and by equally impressive work as an institution builder in Sociology and at the University of Toronto.