Congratulations to three graduate students who have been accepted to part take in the LIVES Life Course Winter School in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. Graduate Students Melissa Jackson, Eunjeong Eugena Kwon and Laura Wright will participate in the Lives winter school where they will be immersed in a one week intensive program geared towards life course research. The program utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, integrating various academic fields of research. The goal of the program is to aid students in the development of collaborative research articles while facilitating learning by doing.
Several students have received travel grants to present papers and to attend workshops, congratulations to the following graduate student recipients of travel awards:
Laura Wright - Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), Boston, USA
Eunjeong Eugena Kwon - LIVES Life Course Winter School 2014, Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Melissa Jackson - LIVES Life Course Winter School 2014, Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Nicole Etherington - QICSS International Conference Social Policy and Health Inequalities: An International Perspective, Montreal, Canada
Professor Ingrid Connidis is a recipient of Wiley's Inaugural Alexis Walker Award for Family Studies Research. The award was established in the memory of Professor Alexis Walker, a leader in Family Studies and an editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family. Ingrid received the award in recognition of her research published in the Journal of Family Theory and Review which used interviews and memoirs to explore gay men's ties with parents and siblings, in order to reveal a clearer and more inclusive picture of gay men in families.
Sociology PhD Student, Nicole Etherington, is among eight women at Ontario Universities honoured with 2013-14 Women's Health Scholars Award. Administered by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), the awards celebrate Ontario's pre-eminent women's health scholars who excel in the creation of knowledge about women's health and translate that into better health outcomes for them. Etherington, who is interested in issues pertaining to gender and health equity, plans to use longitudinal data from the Panel Survey of Income Dynamics to examine the effects of childhood exposure to poverty on women's health over the course of their lives. She hopes her research will contribute to the development of evidence-based social and health policy aimed at reducing health disparities among older adults. Etherington also received a 2012-2013 Graduate Student Teaching Award. Congratulations, Nicole!
The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences works in partnership with the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering to form the three Member Academies of the Council of Canadian Academies. Fellows elected to the Academy are recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science. Membership is one of the highest honours in the Canadian health sciences community. New Fellows will be inducted into the Academy at the dinner ceremony during the CAHS Annual General Meeting in Ottawa on September 20, 2012.
This year the sociology department welcomes a new faculty member, Assistant Professor Kate Choi. Professor Choi will be teaching graduate level statistics courses in the department. She received her PhD from UCLA in 2010, and most recently held a postdoctoral research associate position at Princeton University.