Careers in Applied Sociology Outside Academe

Panels and Plenary, Workshops and Student Development
Applied Sociology

This session highlights the different types of work sociologists do in government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Panelists in this session will share how they use their sociological training in their work outside academe and will discuss their pathway to these jobs. Students and colleagues will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain advice and information about sociologists working outside academe.

Kate Butler, Lead, Human Rights and Learning, Maytree

Shane Dixon, Research Facilitator, Wilfrid Laurier University

Marilyn Dyck, Executive Director, The Doorway

Sarah Reid, Resident Social Scientist and Insights Lead for Doblin (Deloitte’s Innovation consultancy arm)

Moderator: Kristyn Frank, Statistics Canada

Organizer: Kristyn Frank, Statistics Canada