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March 2022

Symposium: MeToo in Asia

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Dear colleagues, Hope your semester is going well. I am writing to share the program and the posters for the virtual symposium on MeToo in Asia on March 11, 2022, which is organized by the Centre for the Study of Korea, and our Sociology department is co-sponsoring, for the week of the International Women’s Day. The symposium is divided into Part 1 in the morning (two panels on MeToo in East Asia and South Asia, featuring many sociologists) and Part 2 in…

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The Sociology Teaching Community

March 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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The Sociology Teaching Community cultivates intentional, respectful spaces where faculty and graduate students can share experiences and questions about teaching. Our gatherings will take various forms, including topical discussions, short presentations, and graduate student-only sessions. Coordinators: Faculty: Prof. Kathy Liddle and Prof. Mitch McIvor Graduate Students: Storm Jeffers, Laila Omar, Natalia Bittencourt Otto Schedule All Wednesdays from 2:30-4 pm March 16 – in person pending public health

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Winter Colloquium Speaker Series 2022

March 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Department of Sociology Winter Colloquium Speaker Series 2022 The Speaker series takes place biweekly, on Wednesdays, at 2:30-4:00 pm ET on Zoom:   Zoom link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/88981391136 Meeting ID: 889 8139 1136 March 16. Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Professor and Director of the Center for Employment Equity, University of Massachusetts - Amherst Talk title: Observing Inequality Regimes: A Four Country Comparison April 6. Shireen Hassim, Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and African Politics, Carleton University Talk title: Apologies as political theatre: The…

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Tri-Campus Faculty Meeting

March 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Please see the dates below for 2021/2022 tri-campus faculty meetings. All meetings will be held from 2:30-4:00 PM and, as of now, via Zoom. March 23  Agendas and Zoom links will be sent out shortly before each meeting.

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April 2022

PAC (Practicum Annual Conference)

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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We are writing to invite you to the Practicum Annual Conference on April 6. We are hoping many of you will be able to attend in person (Room 240). It promises to be an intellectually rich event, with the aid of some coffee, treats and lunch. If you are not able to attend in person, you can access the event through this zoom link. Our second-year PhD students develop an original piece of empirical research through the year-long Sociology Practicum…

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Winter Colloquium Speaker Series 2022

April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Department of Sociology Winter Colloquium Speaker Series 2022   What: Winter Colloquium Speaker Series Who: Shireen Hassim, Carleton  University Talk title: Apologies as political theatre: The trials of Winnie Mandela. When: Wednesday, April 6 4:00-5:30 PM. (note the new time) Where: Zoom, https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/88981391136; Meeting ID: 889 8139 1136     Bio   Shireen Hassim, an internationally renowned expert in feminist theory, politics, social movements and collective action, is the Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and African Politics at Carleton University.…

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Panel Discussion – New Directions in the Study of Work

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trinity College, 1 Devonshire Place Rm 208
Toronto, Canada
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New Directions in the Study of Work   DATE: April 8th 2022 from 2PM to 4PM LOCATION: Trinity College 1 Devonshire Place Room 208, North House   Participants Görkem Akgöz Einstein Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Humboldt University Aaron Benanav Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Excellency Cluster SCRIPTS, Humboldt University Andreas Eckert Chair of African History, and Director, re:work, Interdisciplinary Centre on Global Labour Studies, Humboldt University Mahua Sarkar Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto & University of Toronto   Critical work by labour…

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Good Friday

April 15
Holiday Closures

The Department is closed for Good Friday.

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Incorporating a MITACS internship into Your Graduate Program

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online via ZOOM

Students associated with the Centre for Global Social Policy and/or The Department of Sociology are invited to attend a workshop about MITACS internship opportunities. MITACS offers a number of opportunities for MA and PhD students to work with a Canadian private or non-profit partner for a paid internship while enrolled in graduate studies. While the partner needs to pay a portion of the salary, the funding from MITACS is often enough of a subsidy to incentivize partners. Ideally, a MITACS…

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University of Toronto Social Science Methods Week 2022

April 25 - April 29
Online via ZOOM

  The Social Science Methods Week (SSMW) is a series of workshops on methods 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. SSMW is an interdisciplinary forum where researchers can upgrade their methodological toolkit and build cross-disciplinary ties to like-minded scholars. Registration is free, and open to graduate students, post-docs, staff, and faculty at the University of Toronto. Participants can register for as…

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