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September 2017

Challenges of and Outcomes from Syrian Refugee Research

September 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Colleagues from the Department of Sociology present preliminary findings from their SSHRC/IRCC funded Syrian Refugee, Arrival, Resettlement and Integration (SRARI) Research Project titled “Parenting Stress in Settlement: assessing parenting strains and buffers among Syrian refugee parents during early integration into Canada”. The research investigates parental role strains amongst Syrian refugee parents and their support resources by undertaking in-depth interviews across two time periods, with 43 parents of school-and teen-aged children in diverse types of neighbourhoods within the Greater Toronto Area…

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Faculty & Graduate Student Reception – Welcome Back

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
East of Brunswick Pub & Patio, 720 Spadina
Toronto, Canada
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Please join us to welcome in the new academic year.

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ORF second internal deadline

September 18
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Faculty applying to the ORF need to submit their final application package to the Research Office.

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Graduate Student Fellowship Proposal-Writing Workshop

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Sherri Klassen is offering her annual workshop for students preparing doctoral fellowship applications to SSHRC or CIHR. This year, we will offer the session in conjunction with the Pro-Seminar for First-Year PhD students. We invite students who are not enrolled in the Pro-Seminar to bring drafts of their proposals (on USB sticks) for the hands-on portion of the session for individualized editorial suggestions. The hands-on portion of the event will begin at 3:00 Those who wish to participate should contact…

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SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship deadline

September 20
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SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $40,500 per year. These are taxable, non-renewable fellowships, tenable for 12 or 24 months. The award may begin on the first of any month between May 2018 and January 2019.

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Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Workshop

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Emine Fidan Elcioglue - "Progressive, But Privileged: Pro-Immigrant Activists and Their Quest to be Responsible Allies" The Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Workshop offers faculty and graduate students the opportunity to discuss and get feedback on their ongoing work, to know what others in the department working in the subfield are doing, and for graduate students who are starting the program to see how research is done in practice. We welcome any work that is related to race, ethnicity and/or immigration,…

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Area Head Meeting

September 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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The Graduate Office requests the presence of all COMP area heads to discuss COMP best practices and support for area social/intellectual activities.

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New and Junior Faculty Meeting

September 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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This is a special meeting for new and junior faculty with Q&A on the tri-campus graduate department.

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Graduate Student Event: Becoming a Sociologist — The Place of Social Media

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Rm 238, 725 Spadina
Toronto,
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All graduate students are invited to attend a presentation by Professor Tina Fetner from McMaster University about the place of social media in the professional lives of academic sociologists. She will cover such topics as: the graduate student role and social media how and when are social media appropriate? social media as useful tools and the positioning of expertise social media problems Twitter Facebook groups public sociology This event will be followed by lunch.

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Crossing Scarborough: Nation, Migration & Place-Making between the TRC and the 150

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
UTSC – Room IC318, 1265 Military Trail - Rm IC318
Scarborough, Ontario M1C1a Canada
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The workshop brings together scholars in the fields of transnational migration, the law and Indigeneity to develop an agenda of education for reconciliation focused on questions of migration, im/mobility and belonging. The workshop is convened by Professors Paloma Villegas and Patricia Landolt and presented in partnership with the Doris McCarthy Gallery at UTSC. Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/crossing-scarborough-tickets-37828541185 Program Details: https://goo.gl/tSRdBA

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