Panels and Plenaries


The Canadian Sociological Association conference highlights current issues from a sociological perspective. Expect scholarly debates on a variety of topics ranging from the theoretical to the political.  The following list of plenaries are scheduled for Congress 2017 at Ryerson University.

Additional plenaries such as “Big Thinking” lectures will also be held during Congress. See the Congress website for further details.

Upcoming Events

But We Do Theorize! Indigenous Scholarship and Sociology

Panels and Plenary

“Of course, there are conflicting theories among us, but we do theorize. But it appears that we may still be considered more as storytelling peoples or cultural or victim/trauma informants, … Read more

Careers in Applied Sociology Outside Academe

Panels and Plenary, Workshops and Student Development

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 … Read more

Visual Sociology Exhibition: Far and Wide

Panels and Plenary

The Visual Sociology Exhibition: Far and Wide is a  visual exploration of how research methods, from a range of disciplines, have the potential for the inclusion of different ideas, geographies, cultures, countries, schools … Read more

Remembering our Past, Rethinking the Next 150 Years and Beyond

Panels and Plenary

This panel examines three themes (urban education, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth, and the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action) and examines how researchers in the social science, … Read more

The Hallsian Approach: The Sociology of John A. Hall

Panels and Plenary

John A. Hall has been one of the most influential Canadian sociologists, writing and editing over 20 books and mentoring dozens of future sociologists. This panel will include John Hall … Read more

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