Announcements

Dr. Cecilia Benoit awarded a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Cecilia Benoit has been awarded a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship. The foundation fellowship will fund Dr. Benoit's work across Canada with sex workers in week-long transformative learning sessions held at local sex worker agencies for her project, "Beyond the 'Missing Women Inquiry': Empowering Sex Workers as Social Justice Advocates."

Masters oral examination announcement: Bryan Benner

Bryan Benner, MA candidate, will be defending his Masters thesis on Thursday September 14th, 2017 (11:30 a.m., Human & Social Development Building, Room A373). The thesis is titled "On the Criminalization of HIV Nondisclosure: HIV Vulnerabilities and Implications for HIV testing among Survival Sex Workers in a Qualitative Study from Victoria, Canada"

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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Speaking for Academic Purposes

Anthropology Co-op Students Panel

Anthropology co-op students will talk about their co-op job experience.

Resonant Disintegration

The haunting and timely interactive, sculptural multimedia installation Resonant Disintegrationby Visual Arts alumnus Colton Hashpresents an immersive space for viewers to reflect on their relationships to oceanic life in the context of climate change. The life-size form of an adolescent female orca is suspended at eye level in the space, inviting viewers to approach and physically engage with the sculpture. Resonant Disintegrationwon two awards at UVic’s "Research Reels" video contest at 2018's Ideafest, and this is the first time since 2017 it has been on public display.

Fridaymusic: Woodwinds

Take an afternoon break to enjoy a concert of varied repertoire featuring UVic School of Music woodwind students.

Fridaymusic: Woodwinds

Take an afternoon break to enjoy a concert of varied repertoire featuring UVic School of Music woodwind students.

Muslim Prayer

There is weekly Friday prayer held at UVic in the Interfaith Chapel. Prayers are held year round from 1:30pm-2:00pm. Facilities include multi-stall washrooms for men and womeneach. There is a separate, private women's area located behind the men's prayer area. Jumuah prayers are administered by UVic's Muslim Chaplain and the BCMA.