Sociology Colloquium Series

The Sociology Colloquium Series, brought to you by the Department of Sociology and the Social Science Student Donation Fund, is open to the public, students and scholars of any discipline. We are looking forward to presenting a diverse series of virtual events for 2021-2022. Each session is limited to the first 100 participants. (Time zone: EST)

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Upcoming Colloquia for 2021-2022

Friday, Oct. 29 Black-White Differences in the Link Between Offspring Social Mobility and Parents' Cognitive Health

Dr. Jenjira Yahirun

Dr. Jenjira Yahirun
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Bowling Green State University

Dr. Yahirun is a sociologist whose research examines how the family, as an institution, contributes to social inequality.


a virtual event on Zoom
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Friday, Nov. 26 Women managers and the gender wage gap: workgroup gender composition matters

Dr. Sylvia Fuller

Dr. Sylvia Fuller
University of British Columbia

Sylvia Fuller is a sociologist who studies labour market inequalities, changing employment relations and social policy.


11:00 am - 12:00 pm
a virtual event on Zoom

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Friday, Dec. 3 Have Someone to Help? Families and the Unmet Need for Help in Later Life
A Sociology Department Brown Bag

Huijing Wu

Dr. Huijing Wu
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Sociology
Western University

Huijing Wu is a demographer and sociologist who studies important family trends among older adults.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
on Zoom

Thursday, Jan. 13

Danièle Bélanger

Dr. Danièle Bélanger
Canada Research Chair in Global Migration Dynamics
Laval University



Co-Sponsored by Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations

Friday, Jan. 21

Daniel Hiebert

Dr. Daniel Hiebert
Professor of Geography
University of British Columbia


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday, Feb. 11

Jennifer Walker

Dr. Jennifer Walker
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health
Laurentian University

Jennifer Walker is a health services researcher and epidemiologist. She has Indigenous (Haudenosaunee) family roots and is a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Co-Sponsored by Department of Indigenous Studies

Friday, March 4  

Carl James

Dr. Carl James
Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora
York University

Dr. Carl James is a sociologist who studies race, ethnicity, gender, class, and researches educational and occupational access and equity for marginalized youth.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday, March 25 Marginal Returns: Race, Family Structure, and Children’s Life Chances

Christina Cross

Dr. Christina Cross
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Christina Cross is a Sociologist who researches how family structure, change, and dynamics influence individuals’ life chance.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Co-Sponsored by Centre for Research on Social Inequality

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