• Postsecondary Pathways of High School Students with Special Education Needs

    Postsecondary Pathways of High School Students with Special Education Needs

    Karen Robson

    While the Ontario government is pushing for an even bigger increase in postsecondary enrollment, access to these institutions is still unequal. High school students with special education needs have more complicated pathways to postsecondary...

  • Gender, Race and chances of Promotion

    Gender, Race and chances of Promotion

    Rochelle Wijesingha

    Achieving tenure and promotion are significant milestones in the career of a university faculty member. However, research often indicates that racialized and female faculty do not receive tenure and promotion at the same rate as their non-racialized...

  • Employment services in Rural and Urban Contexts

    Employment services in Rural and Urban Contexts

    Jessica Braimoh

    Despite offering the same services on paper, there is a difference in how Employment Service is delivered across urban and rural social service organisations. Compared to the urban site, the rural setting has fewer resources that can be used to...

  • Revolutions in the Digital Age

    Revolutions in the Digital Age

    Deena Abul Fottouh

    Deena Abul Fottouh is a PhD student of Sociology at McMaster University. Her Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship funded dissertation examines digital activism, computational sociology, social networks and...

  • What factors influence immigration visa decisions?

    What factors influence immigration visa decisions?

    Victor Satzewich

    When visa officers issue visas to enter Canada, administrative logic may cause individuals from certain regions to be at a systematic disadvantage. Organizational culture, efficient client processing, and understandings of motivations to migrate...

  • The impact of neighborhood composition on work-family conflict and distress

    The impact of neighborhood composition on work-family conflict and distress

    Marisa Young

    Work-family conflict is a modern mental health risk resulting from the inability to balance paid work and familial obligations. Similarities between neighbours, like family type, age, income, and ethnicity, reduce the consequences of work-family...

  • Modern Life and Hassidic Communities

    Modern Life and Hassidic Communities

    William Shaffir

    Hassidic communities must react to social changes that could alter their insular lifestyle. They recognize the internet, rising divorce rates, and more people leaving the community as factors that most affect their unique way of living.

  • How Politics Shape Reputation—A Case Study of George Soros

    How Politics Shape Reputation—A Case Study of George Soros

    Neil McLaughlin

    When ideas make their way around the globe, they are interpreted at a local level. This is exemplified in the case study of George Soros, a well-known philanthropist, who has different reputations in Lithuania, Russia, and the USA.

  • Female Employment and Escape from Poverty Among Recent Immigrants

    Female Employment and Escape from Poverty Among Recent Immigrants

    Lisa Kaida

    The employment of recently-arrived immigrant women makes a significant contribution to lifting their family out of poverty. European immigrants have a higher probability of exiting poverty, explained by their higher female employment rates than...

  • What makes Canada's anti-polygamy laws constitutional?

    What makes Canada's anti-polygamy laws constitutional?

    Melanie Heath

    In 2011, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that polygamy (the practice of having more than one wife or husband at the same time) is harmful to women, children, and society and for this reason should be unlawful. However, the way the...

  • The threat of job loss affects worker health

    The threat of job loss affects worker health

    Paul Glavin

    Prolonged exposure to the threat of job loss is associated with the most adverse health consequences for middle-aged workers. Young workers, in contrast, report fewer health penalties in response to job insecurity. Short-term job insecurity has...

  • White weddings for straight and same-sex couples

    White weddings for straight and same-sex couples

    Tina Fetner

    Traditional weddings reinforce heterosexuality as the norm and act as a reference point when both straight and same-sex couples plan their marriage. Straight couples are more likely than same-sex couples to embrace a traditional wedding

  • Outcomes of Contact Between White and Indigenous People in Canada, a Case Study

    Outcomes of Contact Between White and Indigenous People in Canada, a Case Study

    Jeffrey Denis

    Intergroup contact between white and Indigenous people in a small-town settler-colonial context reduces overt racism but often reinforces the sense of white superiority. Avoiding public discussions of racism, befriending those with similar racial...

  • Are book reviews subjective?

    Are book reviews subjective?

    Phillipa Chong

    Book reviewers use four main strategies to turn their subjective opinions into more objective assessments: recognizing conflicts of interest, maintaining critical autonomy, using evidence-based reviewing, and applying reflexive reading.

  • War on Drugs 2.0

    War on Drugs 2.0

    Gregory Hooks

    The militarized war on drugs in Colombia is extremely harmful to the environment. All parties involved in efforts to support or suppress cocaine production have detrimental effects on the environment. This conflict exemplifies the new way wars are...