Professor Patricia Romero-Lankao awarded Canada Excellence Research Chair for Sustainability Transitions
A University of Toronto Scarborough Sociologist has been awarded a prestigious federal research award that will focus on enshrining justice and equity as key principles as Canada transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.
Martyrdom, the geopolitics of suffering, and the sociology of religion
Religion is all around us – it permeates our culture and shapes our understanding of ourselves, the societies around us, and politics both local and global. Understanding the social meaning and influence of religion is key to a wider understanding of social life.
UTSC Professor contributes to roadmap for accelerating equitable decarbonization in the US
UTSC Professor Patricia Romero-Lankao is part of a team from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine who have authored a report providing recommendations to guide the United States' energy transition, with a focus on justice and equity.
UTSC Sociologist lead author on framework to address equity in energy transition innovations
In a new article, Professor Paty Romero-Lankao and her colleagues suggest a framework to address equity in energy transition innovations such as electric vehicles, wind and solar power.
Indigenous students visit three Manitoulin Island First Nations
Indigenous students from across the three University of Toronto campuses took part in a trip to Manitoulin Island.
The Barbie movie got it wrong when it comes to baby dolls — this Indigenous collection is proof
UTSC News spoke to Assistant Professor Danielle Kwan Lafond and third-year sociology student Simón Reyes about a new project to digitally illustrate the history of a collection of 500 handmade culturally significant dolls.
Sociology in the News: Joe Hermer on encampments
CBC London talked with UTSC Sociology Chair Joe Hermer this week about the City's homelessness response.
Sociology TAs receive teaching awards
Two UTSC Sociology teaching assistants have been honoured in the 2023 UTSC Teaching Awards.
Student wins Undergraduate Research prize
A UTSC student has won an undergraduate research prize with an essay that challenges preconceptions around the history of the Michif Nation, and calls for decolonization of the Canadian Education system.
Undergraduate Research Day highlights outstanding student research
The 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on April 12. This annual event provides a showcase for the excellent research conducted by undergraduate students in Sociology. As in previous years, prizes for Best Paper and Best Presentation were awarded.