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March 2020

There’s No Such Thing as a Free School Lunch?

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Dr. Sinikka Elliott Canada doesn’t have a national school food program, making it an anomaly among comparable wealthy nations. With growing calls for the federal government to move toward establishing a national school food program, many questions remain about how school food programs are experienced and used by students and families themselves. Sinikka Elliott will draw on a school lunch research project she conducted with an interdisciplinary team in three schools in a suburban school district. The project documented students’…

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April 2020

Junior Faculty Virtual Research Discussion Meeting

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The general topic is Revisiting Your Research Plan.  This session is an opportunity to discuss how plans can evolve, and to share your experiences with your peers around planning and executing research projects in sociology at U of T. You may or may not want to discuss the impact of the current pandemic. This session is specifically for pre-tenure faculty members. RSVP to Sherri at sociology.research@utoronto.ca with your interest in attending.

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May 2020

Virtual Writing Retreat

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This Virtual Writing Retreat is for senior graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty. It will run from 9:30-12:30 and from 1:30-4:30. We will start with a brief discussion and then have dedicated writing time with check-ins every hour. Please RSVP to Sherri Klassen at sociology.research@utoronto.ca if you are interested in participating.

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Victoria Day Holiday – University Closed

May 18
Holiday Closures

The Department will be closed for the Victoria Day Holiday. Our offices will re-open on May 19th.

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June 2020

Canada Day and University of Toronto Presidential Holidays

June 29 - July 1
Holiday Closures

The offices will be closed for Canada Day and the University of Toronto Presidential Holidays. Staff will be available again on July 2nd.

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July 2020

July Writing Retreat

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty are welcome to join in for a virtual writing retreat. The event will run from 10-4 with virtual check-ins every hour. Participants should come with a writing project and goals. Please email sociology.research@utoronto.ca if you are interested in participating.

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August 2020

Civic Holiday

August 3
Holiday Closures

The offices will be closed on August 3 for the Civic Holiday. Staff will be available again on August 4th.

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August Writing Retreat

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty are welcome to join in for a virtual writing retreat. The event will run from 10-4 with virtual check-ins every hour. Participants should come with a writing project and goals. Please email sociology.research@utoronto.ca if you are interested in participating.

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September 2020

Labour Day

September 7
Holiday Closures

The Department of Sociology will be closed for Labour Day. Staff will be available again on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

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A virtual book discussion on Tahseen Shams’ Here, There, and Elsewhere

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us on Thursday, September 10, at 1 PM (ET) / 12 PM (CT) / 10 AM (PT) as Tahseen Shams discusses her brand-new book Here, There, and Elsewhere: The Making of Immigrant Identities in a Globalized World. David Scott FitzGerald (University of California San Diego), Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College), and Robert Smith (The Graduate Center, CUNY) will be the discussants, and Rhacel Salazar Parreñas (University of Southern California; the co-editor of the Globalization in Everyday Life series) will serve as the moderator.…

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