Congress and Research Cluster Awards

Several Canadian Sociological Association Research Clusters feature Best Student Paper initiatives as part of our annual Conference.   In 2021, Congress also introduced a Graduate Student Merit Award program.  Visit our Conference Website - awards section for further information about these opportunities.

Learn more about the Canadian Sociological Association's Best Student Paper Award.

Recipients

2022 Congress

2021 Congress

2020 Congress

2019 Congress

2017 Congress

2016 Congress

2015 Congress

2014 Congress

 

2022 Congress

Congress Graduate Student Merit Award

 

  • Félix Pavlenko, Université d’Ottawa
  • Jada Joseph, Concordia University
  • Manlin Cai, University of British Columbia
  • Max Chewinski, University of British Columbia
  • Max Stick, McMaster University

 

Research Cluster Awards

 

Criminology and Law
Helen Kosc, University of Oxford – Freedom Amidst Crisis: Experiences of UK Inmate Re-entry during the Covid-19 Pandemic, and Implications for Support Networks and Services

Internet, Technology and Digital Sociology
Dilshan L. Fernando, University of Guelph – The Limited Use of ICT Solutions for Peripheral Inaccessibilities Faced by People with Disabilities in Myanmar

Political Sociology and Social Movements
Max Chewinski, University of British Columbia – “It became a battlefield”: Emotions, Polarization, and Disengagement from Environmental Deliberations

Sociology of Education
Zahide Alaca, University of Toronto – Within-Student Stability in Learning Trajectories: Summer after Summer, do the Same Students Fall Further and Further Behind in Math and Reading?

Sociology of Mental Health
Sanam Vaghefi, University of Victoria – Refugee Mental Health during the Asylum Waiting Process: A Qualitative Study of Turkish and Canadian Contexts

Sociology of Migration
Max Stick, McMaster University – Gendered Perspectives of Financial Control: Source-Country Gender Inequality and Financial Decisions of Immigrant Couples

Urban Sociology
Andrew Crosby, Carleton University – A “Framework for Social Destruction”: Community Well-being and Domicide in the Liveable City.

 

2021 Congress

 

Congress Graduate Student Merit Award

 

  • Carlo Charles, McMaster University
  • Andrew Crosby, Carleton University
  • Ayesha Mian Akram, University of Windsor
  • Karine Coen-Sanchez, University of Ottawa
  • William Schultz, University of Alberta
  • Olivia Peters, University of Guelph

 

Research Cluster Awards

 

Animals in Society - Maybe Memorial Award
Yasmin Koop-Monteiro, University of British Columbia - Metabolic Rifts and Alienation in the Animal Agriculture Industry

Comparative and Historical Sociology / Sociologie historique et comparée
Andrew Crosby, Carleton University - Policing Indigenous Dissent in the Settler Colonial Present
Umaima Miraj, University of Toronto - For a Revolutionary Feminist World-Systems Analysis: The Case of Ghadar

Political Sociology and Social Movements
Kristen Bass, University of Toronto - Étudiants en grève: Cultural Repertoires of Labour Organizing in the 2012 Quebec Student Strikes

Sociology of Disability
Danielle Landry, York University
Honourable Mention - Megan Linton, Carleton University

Work, Professions and Occupations
Sareh Nazari, University of Saskatchewan - Employment income gap in the Canadian labour market: Intersection of gender, religion, and visible minority status

 

2020 Congress

Research Cluster Awards

 

Sociology of Education
Emerson LaCroix, University of Guelph - Institutional Culture of Delegating & Decentralizing Control: A Case of Experiential Education in Ontario Higher Education

 

2019 Congress

Research Cluster Awards

 

Comparative and Historical Sociology / Sociologie historique et comparée
Ioana Sendroiu, University of Toronto - Failures of imagination in comparative perspective
Abdullah Shahid, Cornell University - Fictional Endogeneity and Market Formation: the case of Islamic finance 1963 - 2017

Economic Sociology
Anouck Alary, Université de Montréal - Family-directed cord blood banking and the (re)privatization of social reproduction.
Ningzi Li, University of Colorado & Abdullah Shahid, Cornell University - Liberalization and Legitimacy: Relationship Formation in A Newly Liberalized Market

Sociology of Development
Jeffrey Swindle, University of Michigan - Exposure to Global Cultural Scripts through Media and Attitudes toward Violence against Women

Sociology of Education
Rod Missaghian, University of Waterloo - University dreams are made of these: exploring the role of social capital in the postsecondary decision-making process of a group of at-risk Canadian students

Violence and Society
Lily Ivanova, University of British Columbia - Teaching Empathy, Teaching Politics: The Cultural Limitations of ‘Never Again’ in Canadian Education about Genocide

Work, Professions and Occupations
Philip Badawy and Scott Schieman, University of Toronto - With Greater Power comes Greater Stress? Supervisor Support and the Role Strains Associated with Job Authority
Katelyn D. Mitri, University of Western Ontario - Does Higher Education Make a Difference? The Influence of Educational Attainment on Women’s and Men’s Employment Outcomes

 

2017 Congress

Research Clusters

 

Political Sociology and Social Movements
Anna Slavina, University of Toronto - Cultures of Engagement: Cross-National Differences in Political Action Repertoires

 

2016 Congress

Research Clusters

 

Environmental Sociology
Doctoral Award: Georgia Piggot, University of British Columbia - Getting to Zero: Organizational Responses to British Columbia’s Carbon Neutral Policy
Masters Award: Amanda Evans, University of Alberta - An Ecological Habitus on the Oilfield? Climate Change and Green Technology Perspectives in the Lifestyles of Alberta Oilsands Mine Workers

Political Sociology and Social Movements
Max Chewinski, University of British Columbia - Knots that Strain & Threads that Bind: NGO-Grassroots Dynamics in the Movement Web Challenging Canadian Resource Extractivism

 

2015 Congress

Research Clusters

 

Environmental Sociology
Doctoral Award: Mihai Sarbu, University of Ottawa - (Re)defining Climate Change as a Cultural Phenomenon
Masters Award: Marianne Corriveau, University of Ottawa - Idea-driven environmental mobility: The Case of Goletta Verde

Sociology of Development
Amm Quamruzzaman, McGill University - Economic Growth or Good Governance: What is More Important to Reduce Poverty and Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Work, Professions and Occupations
Eugena Kwon - Exploring factors influencing career and family choices of female medical students and residents

 

2014 Congress

Research Clusters

 

Environmental Sociology
Doctoral Award: Mihai Sarbu, University of Ottawa - Instrumental Rationality and Climate Change
Masters Award: Max Chewinski, Carleton University - Whither the State? Globalization, Citizenship Regimes, and Canadian Mining as Nation-Building