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Doctoral oral examination announcement: Mohammad Nasser Jahani Asl

Mohammad Nasser Jahani Asl, PhD candidate, will be defending his Doctoral dissertation on Thursday, August 24, 2017 (10:00 a.m., Clearihue Building, Room B007). The dissertation is titled "Identity, Politics, Organization: A Historical Sociology of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdish Nationalist Movement".

Sociologist among nation's top gender equity champions

Recognized by Status of Women Canada for her work in gender equality, Dr. Cecilia Benoit has devoted 25 years as a researcher to advancing the social rights of marginalized populations, especially women. On October 18, Benoit and five other women were recognized with the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

Graduate School Information Session - Wednesday October 19, 2016

The Department of Sociology will be holding a Graduate School Information event on Wednesday October 19th, 2:30 - 3:30pm in Cornett A125. Come along to learn about the benefits of doing a Master’s degree and some of the resources available to graduate students. Information will be provided on the department’s MA program, along with practical advice on how to put together an application for admission. There will also be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. For more information, please contact the Graduate Advisor, Dr. Steve Garlick, at sgarlick@uvic.ca

Corporate power, fossil capital, climate crisis

This week-long course is open to social science graduate students from across Canada, May 8-12, 2017 at the University of Victoria. This course will be directed by Dr. William Carroll, but will feature presentations, guest lectures and extensive participation from members of the Corporate Mapping Project network, including representatives from environmental, social justice, labour and First Nations groups.

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Narratives of Memory, Migration, and Xenophobia: An International Symposium

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Copyright 101: Tools and Tips for ensuring that your course is copyright compliant

Duration: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: McPherson Library, Room 219

Let's Talk About Teaching

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International Student Welcome

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Copyright 101: Tools and Tips for ensuring that your course is copyright compliant

Duration: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: McPherson Library, Room 219

Graduate Student Orientation

Duration: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: University Centre lobby (check-in), Farquhar Auditorium, Petch Fountain, Engineering & Computer Science Building (ECS), Grad House restaurant, Halpern Centre for GraduateStudents

Transfer, Mature & Distance Student Welcome

Duration: 9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Petch Fountain (early check-in), University Centre lobby (late check-in), Farquhar Auditorium, SUB Michel Pujol room and Upper lounge