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April 2018

End of Term Reception

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rm 238, 725 Spadina
Toronto,

To celebrate the end of another year, we invite faculty, staff and graduate students to come together for a chance to catch up with those around the department. Note we will announce our annual Jeannette Wright mentoring award at this event, as well as the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) best graduating students’ awards. Join us in this spring celebratory gathering!

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The Keyfitz Lecture in Mathematics and the Social Sciences

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Fields Institute – 222 College St, Toronto, ON, 222 College St
Toronto, ON Canada

The Keyfitz Lecture in Mathematics and the Social Sciences Series is hosting a Lecture by Jane Menken, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB), Research Professor at the UCB Institute of Behavioral Science, and former Director (2001-2015) of the Institute Talk Title: Contributions of Mathematics to Understanding Human Fertility A reception will be hosted afterward in the atrium. Light refreshments will be served. For more details and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/keyfitz-lecture-in-mathematics-and-the-social-sciences-jane-menken-tickets-43753809823

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Feminist Seminar: Sohoon Lee, Politics of informal bargaining: border and care labour in South Korea

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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This seminar is co-sponsored by the Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Workshop Discussant: Fidan Elcioglu (U of Toronto) Although South Korea has no designated labour migration scheme for care work, migrant women comprise a substantial proportion of the country’s informal care workforce. Only a small fraction of the migrant care workers have their employment registered with the Ministry of Employment and Labor while the majority “prefer” finding their jobs through unofficial routes and working informally. This paper examines the meaning of public…

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University of Toronto Social Science Methods Week

April 30 - May 4
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 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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June 2018

Alex Payette: Local Confucian groups and care arrangements in contemporary China

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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You are invited to attend a “brown bag” lunchtime presentation by Alex Payette (PhD), our new Banting Post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Global Social Policy, who will discuss his current research. Alex’s work focuses on local Confucian revival in urban and rural China, its influence on mobility, governance and on the issue of Care, with specific focus on the involvement of local Confucian groups in redefining care arrangements and care economics. He previously documented the Countryside Confucianism experiment in…

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July 2018

Canada Day (University Closed)

July 2
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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Joint Symposium on Global Health and Care

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - July 14 @ 6:00 pm

This symposium is cosponsored by RC19, the Centre for Global Social Policy, and the Department of Sociology, at the University of Toronto. Thinking globally about health, care work and related social policy requires a shift in sociological thinking. This symposium asks what sociology has to offer to the study of global health and care, including what it has already contributed, what it might yet contribute, and what might be gained from a more systematic or programmatic consideration of “the global.”…

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XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

July 15 - July 28
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd,
Toronto, ON , M5V 3L9 Canada
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The theme of the 2018 ISA World Congress of Sociology is Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities. According to Margaret Abraham, ISA President, "This XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology will focus on how scholars, public intellectuals, policy makers, journalists and activists from diverse fields can and do contribute to our understanding of power, violence and justice." Early bird registration is now open and ends on March 20th.

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August 2018

Civic Holiday (University Closed)

August 6
Holiday Closures
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Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association

August 11 - August 14
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, United States
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The 113th ASA Annual Meeting will take place August 11-14, 2018 in Philadelphia. Sessions will be held at both the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association draws over 5,000 attendees and provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice. Approximately 600 program sessions are convened during the four-day meeting, featuring over 3,000 research papers and invited…

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