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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Teaching Social Movements in an Age of Social and Political Upheaval

Conference Highlights, Panels and Plenary, Professional Development

University-level teaching on the topic of social movements brings several inherent decision-making dilemmas.  The changing nature of the student body, combined with the urgency of several contemporary issues on which … Read more Teaching Social Movements in an Age of Social and Political Upheaval

Navigating the non-academic job market as an Applied Sociologist

Conference Highlights, Panels and Plenary, Professional Development

Graduate training helps students develop skills and competencies that can be applied in non-academic work settings, however, students often have little awareness around how to leverage their training in the … Read more Navigating the non-academic job market as an Applied Sociologist

“We are dropping like flies”: The professional and physiological implications of doing equity work.

Conference Highlights, Panels and Plenary, Professional Development

Patricia Monture (2009:26) correctly identified academia as a carceral space which is “exclusionary, silencing and perhaps even violent.” It has been long established that academia as a discursive and material … Read more “We are dropping like flies”: The professional and physiological implications of doing equity work.

How do Quebec health and social care workers strive to better meet the needs of asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants?

Conference Highlights, Panels and Plenary, Regular Sessions

In the context of growing anti-migrant sentiment and where care-providers (e.g., social workers, nurses, psychologists) are faced with budgetary and time constraints and policies that limit access to care and … Read more How do Quebec health and social care workers strive to better meet the needs of asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants?