Canadian Sociological Association
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Canadian Sociological Association

The Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) is a professional association that promotes research, publication and teaching in Sociology in Canada.

Our membership comes mainly from sociology departments in Canadian universities, but there is a notable and welcome group from other social science departments, community colleges, from a wide range of non-academic settings (government, NGO, and private sector) and from abroad. The total membership is approximately 1,000.

Existing members (from 2010 to 2016): You will need to reset your password the first time that you login to Forum.

An Introduction to Social Network Analysis

The Canadian Sociological Association's Social Networks Research Cluster invites delegates to this pre-conference workshop.

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Location: To be communicated to participants

Registration is required by May 1, 2019.*

  • $40 (Half-day: Workshop I or Workshop II only)
  • $60 (Full-day: Both Workshop I and Workshop II)

* Note that registration in this workshop is separate and in addition to registration as a Congress delegate.  It does not include registration for the regular Canadian Sociological Association Conference held June 3 through 6.  Learn more about attending the Canadian Sociological Association Conference.


9:00am – 12:00pm

Workshop I: Theory, Concepts, Research Design and Data Collection

The morning workshop will provide an introduction to social network concepts, theories, and substantive problems. A brief history of SNA will be given and some research examples will be provided. Emphasis will also be given to data collection, particularly social survey methods. This part of the workshop will consider a variety of related methodological issues such as measurement, sampling, data analysis, and ethics, as well as the linkage of these issues to data collection. Different types of data collection techniques will be illustrated such as the name generator, position generator, and name roster. The different opportunities and constraints associated with data collection for whole versus ego-networks will be considered as well as differences between one-mode and two-mode networks will be described.


1:00pm – 4:00pm

Workshop II: Analyzing Social Network Data Using UCINET

The afternoon workshop will focus on data management, descriptive social network statistics (e.g., network centrality, density, cliques, etc.), software (e.g. UCINET), and visualization (e.g. Netdraw). The main focus will be on using data with UCINET. Limited attention will be given to visualization, but some examples will be provided focusing on Netdraw, and possibly some alternative visualization packages (such as Pajek, and Visone).

For the afternoon workshop, ideally, participants should bring a computer with a Windows OS as they will install the trial version of UCINET onto their computer. (Though, it is also possible to install UCINET on a MAC, or a Linux computer. To run it on a non-Windows platform you will need a Windows partition (such as Boot Camp), a Windows emulator (such as VMware Fusion or Parallels), or a "compatibility layer" such as Wine.)

Media and Publications - Website Listing Registration Form

The Canadian Sociological Association is pleased to present this forum highlighting media coverage of Canadian Sociology.

Members are invited to be listed among the Association’s media contact list as well as promote their latest publications through this site.  Terms and conditions apply.  Please review before completing this form.


1.  Please ensure you log in or create a profile as instructed below before proceeding to complete this form.  Failure to be properly logged in will prevent the data from being saved.

2.  Complete all data fields to ensure that your publication, media interview, and media contact information is correct.

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Payment can be made by credit card or cheque and must be in Canadian funds.

Existing members (from 2010 to 2016): You will need to reset your password the first time that you login to Forum.

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Since January 1, 2017, the association offers 2-year memberships at a reduced rate. 

All fees are subject to tax.

The full address (including Province) is required in order to calculate applicable taxes.   The Canadian Sociological Association will not process membership registration or renewals until the full fee and taxes have been paid.

Notice to Members: November 21, 2018

Members of the Canadian Sociological Association receive a complimentary subscription to the Association’s journal, the Canadian Review of Sociology.

Effective January 1, 2019, the journal will no longer be offered in print copy.   The decision to move the journal to online only access was made following consultation with the membership in 2016 as well as economic and environmental considerations.

To assist with this transition, the Association will offer long-standing members (those whose memberships have been in good standing since January 1, 2016) the option to continue receiving a printed copy of the journal at no additional cost until January 1, 2020.  If you meet this eligibility requirement and wish to receive the four 2019 journal issues in print format, contact the Association’s Executive Administrator, Sherry Fox, before December 31, 2018 at

Pre-Conference on Teaching: Experiential Learning Across our Discipline

The Canadian Sociological Association, in partnership with the University of British Columbia, Department of Sociology is pleased to invited faculty and graduate students to attend the 2019 Pre-Conference on Teaching: Experiential Learning Across our Discipline. 

Attendees will engage in a series of conversations on topics related to the practice and theory of experiential learning in a variety of different contexts. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend.  Space is limited and registrations will be considered on a first come basis.

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, Allard Hall (Details will be provided to registered participants)

Cost: Includes a catered lunch and light refreshments

  • $40 faculty
  • $20 graduate students

A limited number of student bursaries are available.  Please contact us to apply before registering.

Agenda Includes:

  • Experiential Learning: A Pedagogical Approach for Teaching and Learning Sociology

A review of different ways of designing and implementing curricular based high-impact experiential learning experiences in community-based settings.

  •  Experiential Learning with Diverse Students: Cultivating Shared Reference Points

How do you teach when everyone brings different learning experiences and cultural contexts to the classroom? Creating common experiences is one solution!

  • Working lunch: UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning

Experiential learning engages questions central to Sociology – questions of equality, justice, power, privilege, and identity. It also provides opportunities for students to learn about their social world by engaging with it. During this workshop we will shift the conversation to consider how experiential learning promotes relationships with community, and how faculty can work to build strong, respectful, and supportive relationships.

  • Walking Tour (Details pending)
  • Liberating Structures for Reflexive Learning and Generating Collective Responses

The relationship between academic knowledge, personal practices and everyday experiences is sometimes fuzzy for students. We introduce Liberating Structures (LS) as a tool to help unlock students’ agentic responses to social concerns via a range of classroom activities. LS are a collection of facilitation strategies that organize interactions in a way to optimize inclusivity in developing solutions and generating innovation. In this workshop, we demonstrate how LS can be used to challenge students’ critical thinking, encourage reflections/evaluations of personal practices, develop communal solutions and change engagements with communities.

  • Creating Multiple Partnerships in the Off-Campus Classroom: Field Schools and Global Seminars

With a focus on the Urban Ethnographic Field School, and with some comparisons to the Global Seminar in Guatemala, this workshop reflects on the role of instructors in facilitating collaborations between students and community partners in settings outside the community campus. 


Opportunities in Sociology

The Canadian Sociological Association is proud to partner with the University of British Columbia in producing Opportunities in Sociology. This informative pamphlet presents an easily accessible guide to labour market opportunities for students graduating with a BA in Sociology. The pamphlet is designed with practical advice in mind and will be of interest both to students considering majoring in Sociology and students graduating with a Sociology degree. NEW - the pamphlet is now available in French!

The pamphlet consists of four separate sections:

  1. An introduction to some of the unique skills that set sociology apart as a discipline.
  2. An overview of the Canadian labour market and the types of jobs available to Sociology BA graduates.
  3. An examination of how sociology students can best prepare themselves for the labour market.
  4. An introduction, based on sociological research, of the most fruitful ways to conduct a job search.

The pamphlet cost of $0.75 each has been subsidized by the association and includes taxes, shipping and handling. Minimum orders of 50 copies are required. Expect 30 days for delivery and contact the association at with any questions.

'Commit Sociology' T-shirts

Due to popular demand, the Canadian Sociological Association introduced the 2015 edition of the 'Commit Sociology' T-shirt at the 2015 Conference held at the University of Ottawa. We have some stock available to order online. Please refer to the documents below before proceeding with your purchase.

Rick Mercer admires the Commit Sociology T-shirt worn by Christopher Schneider. Photo by Ariane Hanemaayer.

Banquet and Award Ceremony 2019

The Annual Canadian Sociological Association Banquet and Award Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

The event will be held at the Marine Drive Ballroom at the University of British Columbia and is open to delates and their guests.  

Tickets are subsidized as follows (taxes extra):

  • Regular - $36
  • Students (Undergraduate, MA, PhD): $23

There are two menus to choose from.  The items within the two menus cannot be interchanged.

Dinner Option #1

  • Appetizer - UBC Farm Garden Salad with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots & beets, UBC Farm lettuces, lemon vanilla vinaigrette
  • Entrée - Herb & Citrus Seared Chicken Breast with green Thai coconut butter, basmati rice, baby vegetables
  • Dessert - Wild Berry NY Cheesecake with vanilla cre?me anglaise, dark chocolate sauce


Dinner Option #2

  • Appetizer - UBC Farm Garden Salad with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots & beets, UBC Farm lettuces, lemon vanilla vinaigrette
  • Entrée - Huli Huli Tofu with caramelized onions, chilies, ginger, jasmine rice (Vegan/Vegetarian)
  • Dessert - Chef's choice (Vegan/Vegetarian)

The Reception will begin at 7:00pm with dinner at 7:30pm. Award presentations will be held during the banquet. Tickets can only be gauranteed until May 10, 2019 and are limited in number. Don’t miss this opportunity to honour the 2018 and 2019 Canadian Sociological Association Award Recipients!


Outstanding Graduating Sociology Student Award 2019

In the spring of 2013, the CSA-SCS launched an initiative to assist Canadian University and College Sociology Departments in recognizing their top graduating Honours, MA, and PhD students.

For this year's 2019 awards, departments may select one top student in each academic level who has graduated between June 15, 2018 and June 15, 2019. The selection process is up to the Department, however it is hoped that the strength of the student’s research is a priority in the decision. 

The CSA-SCS will be accepting submissions from December 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019 using this convenient online system. There is no cost for the institution and the students need not be members of the association.   

An award certificate and letter of congratulations from our President for each award recipient will be mailed to the Department on or about April 8, 2019 for distribution to the students. Students will be acknowledged publically on the CSA-SCS website after September 1, 2019.

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