Message from the President

CSA-SCS President 2017 - 2018
Dr. Rima Wilkes, University of British Columbia


Rima Wilkes
It was great to see so many of you at Congress at Ryerson in June.  In fact, it was our most successful conference ever! 
With over 920 attendees we were one of the largest associations at Congress.  Among the highlights were plenaries such as Committing Sociology After Trump’s Election and Black Professors Matter: Challenging Inequalities in Canadian Academe and, of course, the Banquet in Maple Leaf Gardens.  We look forward to returning to the Federation's Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2019.
As many of you know, next summer the Association will be hosting the XIX International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology – A reminder that September 30 is the deadline to submit your abstract. 
Stay posted for some exciting new changes to the website – we are working on a new media section that will showcase all the great media work and public sociology by Canadian Sociologists.
The CSA is also working to promote reconciliation and decolonization and we are working to support and implement recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me about any ideas or concerns you may have – we are very interested in being accessible and responsive to all our members- I sincerely hope that comes across in writing:  and we greatly appreciate your support!



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