Senior Advisor to the Provosts on Academic Freedom | Professor of Sociology
University of British Columbia
At UBC Dr. Neil Guppy was Associate Dean (Students) from 1996 to 1999, Associate Vice-President (Academic Programs) from 1999 to 2004, and Head of Sociology from 2005 to 2013. Currently he is a Professor of Sociology and the Senior Advisor to the Provosts on Academic Freedom. Neil is a graduate of Queen’s University (BA/BPHE) and the University of Waterloo (MSc/PhD, 1981). He has published several books, including Education in Canada (Statistics Canada, 1998, with Scott Davies), The Schooled Society (Oxford University Press, 2017, 4th edition; with Scott Davies), and Successful Surveys (4th edition, Thomson Nelson, 2008, with George Gray). He has just published, with Dr. George Ritzer, a leading introductory text in sociology.
Recently Neil’s work on public opinion and immigration has appeared in the American Sociological Review and International Migration Review, a paper on science policy was in Canadian Public Policy, and a piece on the gender equity revolution in Canada appears in the Canadian Review of Sociology. His research interests include social inequality (especially class, ethnicity, and gender), environment, and education. At UBC he has received both a University Killam Teaching Prize and a University Killam Faculty Research Prize. He has served, for multiple years, on both the UBC Faculty Pension Plan Board of Trustees and the Board of UBC Press.