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March 2018

Toronto Theory Workshop: Mark Solovey , Dark Days: Social Science in Crisis during the Early Reagan Years

March 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada

Discussants: Erik Schneiderhan and Anson Au By focusing on the case of the U.S. National Science Foundation, this piece examines how the onset of the Reagan years posed significant threats to the social sciences, to their relations with the federal government, and to the federal science system’s efforts to promote the health of basic social science research.  The largest source of trouble was the Reagan Revolution, a realignment that made conservatism dominant in American politics and public discourse. Unrelenting partisan…

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Tri-Campus Meeting

March 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada

All campus faculty meeting to discuss ongoing issues.  Specific agenda items to follow.

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April 2018

Graduate Student Practicum Conference

April 10 @ 9:15 am - April 11 @ 2:45 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada

We welcome and encourage our department community of grad students, faculty and staff to attend the 2018  Practicum Annual Conference and support our students’ research endeavours. Tuesday, April 10 (9.15am-2.45pm) Welcome and Introduction –9.15 a.m. Session 1.  Responses to and Management of Crime (9.30-11.30) Katie Quinn – discussant Gail Super (Advisor Erik Schneiderhan) (9.30–10.05) The Politics of Helping: Examining Divergent Practices in the Penal Voluntary Sector Miranda Craig Doff – discussant Judith Taylor (Advisor Jooyoung Lee) (10.10-10.45) Devils in the…

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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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May 2018

Request to Take Comp Exam Form Submission Deadline

May 31
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The PhD program requires that students take two comprehensive examinations in their chosen major fields of sociology. We offer comprehensive exams in the following core areas of department specialization: Sociology of Crime and Law; Culture; Gender; Health & Mental Health; Immigration & Ethnicity; Networks & Community; Political Sociology; Work, Stratification and Markets; Sociological Theory; Qualitative Methods; and Quantitative Methods. We recommend that students take at least two courses in the area prior to taking the comp exam in that area. Most courses are offered…

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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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Request for Office Space Form Due

June 15
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