Panels and Plenaries

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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 2020 at Western University.

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

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Rethinking Statistics Training

Conference Highlights, Panels and Plenary, Professional Development

Numeracy, data-literacy, and quantitative reasoning are key transferable skills that help make a degree in sociology worthwhile but, is statistics training in sociology at a crossroad? Our research questions, methods, … Read more Rethinking Statistics Training

Author Meets Critics: Unveiling the Nation: The Politics of Secularism in France and Québec (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2019)

Conference Highlights, Panels and Plenary

Over the last few decades, politicians in Europe and North America have fiercely debated the effects of a growing Muslim minority on their respective national identities. Some of these countries … Read more Author Meets Critics: Unveiling the Nation: The Politics of Secularism in France and Québec (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2019)

Student evaluations of teaching: Scholarship on faculty impact, pedagogy, and new horizons

Conference Highlights, Panels and Plenary

Across North America, the use of student evaluations of teaching (SETs) has received unprecedented scrutiny and reconsideration by University administrators over the past year. Decisive in this shift was the … Read more Student evaluations of teaching: Scholarship on faculty impact, pedagogy, and new horizons

Administrative Data in Science and Policy: Building Bridges for Innovation and Transformation

Conference Highlights, Panels and Plenary

The increasing availability of administrative data, coupled with growing demand for evidence-informed decision-making in government, presents a rich opportunity for increased collaboration between government and academia. This panel will discuss … Read more Administrative Data in Science and Policy: Building Bridges for Innovation and Transformation

Alternative Outputs: Mediated and Arts-based theorising beyond the academy

Conference Highlights, Panels and Plenary

Arts-based project outputs are making their way into traditional academic spaces, including recognition of their value by external funding sources and in tenure and promotion portfolios. This work, however, has … Read more Alternative Outputs: Mediated and Arts-based theorising beyond the academy