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April 2019

Practicum Annual Conference 2019: PAC is back!

April 2 @ 9:00 am - April 3 @ 2:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada

Format Each presenter is allocated 35 minutes which includes a 15 minute overview presentation + 10 minutes of discussant commentary + 10 minute Q&A Day 1: Tuesday April 2nd, 2019, 9:15-4:30pm Welcome and Introductions 9:15am Session 1 9:30-11:30 Reckoning with state power, incarceration and forgiveness Erika Canossini (9:30-10:05) “The Power to Forgive: How do US Presidents Frame Clemency Decisions in a Punitive Context?”, Supervisor: Phil Goodman. Discussant: Ellen Berrey Patrick Leduc (10:10-10:45) “The Lost Long Walk to Freedom”, Supervisor: Erik…

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School for Cities: Ecological Concepts in the Urban Sciences

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MC 331, 5 King's College Rd
Toronto, ON M5S3G8 Canada
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Part of the Urban Challenge Project Seminars "Ecological Concepts in the Urban Sciences: Interdisciplinary Perspectives" Ecological concepts have grounded urban research across a number of disciplines, including sociology, community psychology, civil engineering, biology, environmental science, and beyond. However, these multiple ecological traditions have largely evolved separately and in parallel, rarely communicating with one another. This session will bring together researchers from human ecology, industrial ecology, and biological ecology working on urban problems to discuss how insights from these domains can…

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Tri-Campus Faculty meeting and End of Year Reception

April 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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The final tri-campus faculty meeting of the year will be on April 3 from 2:30-4pm in room 240. The meeting will discuss issues pertinent to the graduate program and to the upcoming department external review. Following the meeting, we will have an awards reception (to announce winners of several departmental awards) and end of term reception at East of Brunswick Pub. Food will be provided and there will be a cash bar.

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Sociology Research Writing Retreat

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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This ½ day event intersperses quiet, uninterrupted writing time with the opportunity to work with Sherri on pieces of writing. The event is geared towards senior graduate students, post-docs and junior faculty members but any members of the community working on a piece of writing are welcome to attend. While graduate students might use this time to work on a dissertation chapter, they might also use it to work on a post-doc or fellowship proposal, or on an article for…

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Good Friday (University Closed)

April 19
Holiday Closures
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University of Toronto Social Science Methods Week

April 29 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 4:00 pm
725 Spadina Ave, 725 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Canada
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The Social Science Methods Week (SSMW) consists of a series of workshops on methodologies with high potential to improve and advance research in the social sciences. Workshops are taught by expert methodologists drawn from departments across the social sciences at the University of Toronto. SSMW is an interdisciplinary forum where researchers can upgrade their methodological toolkit and build cross-disciplinary ties to like-minded scholars.

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May 2019

Victoria Day (University Closed)

May 20
Holiday Closures

Note that the Department Offices will be closed on May 20th to mark the Victoria Day. The office staff will return to their regular hours on Tuesday, May 21st.

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Guest Speaker: Professor Jennifer Smith Maguire

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Legitimacy and the arts of market making: Looking at fine wine cultural intermediaries in China China is now among the world’s top ten wine consuming countries; however, a fine wine market is not yet secure in China. China’s per capita wine consumption remains very low, and grape wine remains peripheral in the domestic alcoholic beverages market. Significant gulfs persist between the potential for a mass, middle-class fine wine market and the current emergent state of a fine wine culture in…

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July 2019

Canada Day (University Closed)

July 1
Holiday Closures

Note that the Department Offices will be closed on July 2nd to mark the Canada Day. The office staff will return to their regular hours on Tuesday, July 3rd.

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August 2019

Civic Holiday (University Closed)

August 5
Holiday Closures

Note that the Department Offices will be closed on August 5th to mark the Civic Holiday. The office staff will return to their regular hours on Tuesday, August 7th.

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