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December 2019

Winter Break (University Closed)

December 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Note that the offices will be closed from December 23rd to January 3rd for the Winter Break. Staff will return to their normal hours on Monday, January 6th.

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January 2020

Winter Colloquium: Effects of National Family Policies and Earnings Inequality on Mothers’ Employment in 23 Countries, 1999–2016

January 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Effects of National Family Policies and Earnings Inequality on Mothers’ Employment in 23 Countries, 1999–2016 Jennifer Hook Associate Professor of Sociology University of Southern California, Dornsife

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Guest Talk about Resistance & Education in Brazil

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rm 41 Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, Ontario (ON) M5S 2J4 Canada
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Dr. Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University, will be giving a talk about her exciting new book, Occupying Schools, Occupying Lands: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education (Oxford University Press, 2019) on Jan. 23rd, from 12-1:30pm in Room 41. This talk may be of particular interest to faculty and students interested in social movements, education, Latin America, and ethnography.  See below for a summary of her talk:   Over the past 35 years the Brazilian Landless…

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February 2020

SSHRC Insight Development Grant Deadline

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 12:01 pm
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Insight Development Grants support research in its early stages. They provide up to $75,000 for 1-2 year projects. If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please speak to Sherri Klassen. More information is available on the SSHRC website. Expect an internal deadline about a week prior to the final deadline.

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Winter Colloquium: The Affordable Care Act and Women’s Marital Transitions

February 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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The Affordable Care Act and Women's Marital Transitions Virginia Chang Associate Professor of Global Public Health, Population Health, and Sociology New York University

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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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