Congratulations to Professor Monica Boyd on receiving the 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Sociological Association. This award honours Professor Boyd’s exceptional scholarly merit and her impact within the Canadian sociological community.
The award citation notes Professor Boyd’s contributions have had a tremendous impact both in Canada and internationally, stating that her work on social mobility, immigration, labour market inequality, gender, and other forms of social inequality has been central to the development of these areas. The citation goes on to identify the many ways in which Professor Boyd’s work has been ground breaking. Her work, it states “has advanced significantly our capacity to understand the lives and pathways of immigrants, their families, and their social networks in ways in much greater depth than was typically offered through conventional analyses….” Read the CSA’s full citation here.
The recipient of numerous SSHRC research grants and a past president of the Canadian Sociological Association, Monica’s work appears in refereed journal articles and book chapters, books and monographs. She has been recognized through several notable distinctions including election to the Royal Society of Canada, where she served as President of Academy II, Social Sciences.