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Gateway Cities: Academic Researchers are not Statistical Bond Villains

The Canadian government’s excessive policing of privacy makes it intolerably onerous to access its datasets, says researcher Karen Robson (McMaster University)
Dec 20, 2018

Gateway Cities: Self-Reflections from a Project that Links Education Data from Various Sources in Ontario, Canada

New publication from Researcher Karen Robson, McMaster University, on obstacles in Education Data
Nov 27, 2018

Gateway Cities: New Publication on The Social Construction of Giftedness

Gateway Cities Team Researchers publish new findings using data from the TDSB around the socially constructed nature of giftedness and challenge its usage in schools
Jul 05, 2018

Black students still face major hurdles getting into university

Black, Latin American and southeast Asian Grade 12 students are less prepared for post-secondary education than white students, a new study by the Department of Sociology's Karen Robson shows
May 01, 2018

Gateway Cities: New Publication on Under-represented Students and the Transition to Post-secondary Education

"Perhaps the most striking findings in our analyses were the changing PSE confirmation patterns for Blacks and Southeast Asians" - Gateway Cities Team members publish new findings about student transitions to Post-secondary Education between two Toronto District School Board student cohorts.
Apr 30, 2018

Gateway Cities News: New Publication on Inequality in BC Universities

Gateway Cities Team members from Toronto and Vancouver publish new journal article: "Ethnicity and Effectively Maintained Inequality in BC Universities" in the Canadian Review of Sociology
Nov 15, 2017

Gateway Cities News: Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS October 2017)

The Toronto team presented at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Annual Meeting (SLLS) in Scotland, UK on October 12, 2017 in the Paper Session on Further Education
Oct 12, 2017

Gateway Cities News: American Sociological Association 112th Annual Meeting (ASA August 2017)

The Toronto and Chicago team presented at the American Sociological Association's 112th Annual Meeting (ASA) in Montreal, Quebec on August 12, 2017 in the section on Sociology of Education: Overcoming Obstacles to Postsecondary Attainment.
Sep 25, 2017

Gateway Cities News: McMaster researcher examines where youth end up after high school, and why

McMaster University’s Karen Robson, an expert in at-risk youth, advocates for a better understanding of race and paths to post-secondary education.
Jul 28, 2017