- Prof. John Fox taught a two-week workshop, "The R Statistical Computing Environment: The Basics and Beyond," at the University of Peking in Beijing, China. July 2015.
- Prof. John Fox delivered an invited talk, "Teaching Social Statistics Courses with R and the R Commander," at the Statistical Society of Canada conference in Halifax. Also, he presented a two-week lecture series, "Introduction to the R Statistical Computing Environment," at the ICPSR Summer Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. June 2015.
- Prof. Dorothy Pawluch has been invited to join the editorial board of The American Sociologist.
- In 2015, Prof. Neil McLaughlin gave lectures on his work on public intellectuals at the University of Coimbra in Portugal in March, Uppsala University in Sweden in April and the University of Glasgow, Scotland in May. Neil McLaughlin's review essay "Erich Fromm's Critical Theory? Prophetic, Scholarly or Revolutionary" has appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of the Canadian Review of Sociology.
- Sociology graduate student Kerry Bailey is the successful recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
- Prof. John Fox published the third edition of his text, “Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models” Sage publication, in the spring of 2015.
- Neil McLaughlin's article "Critical Nexus or Pluralist Discipline? Institutional Ambivalence and the Future of Canadian Sociology" written with Antony J Puddephatt as first author, Lakehead University has appeared in the August 2015 issue of the Canadian Review of Sociology.
- Jeff Denis' article "Contact Theory in a Small-Town Settler-Colonial Context: The Reproduction of Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-White Canadian Relations." has been published in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.
- Paul Glavin's article "Control in the Face of Uncertainty: Is Job Insecurity a Challenge to the Mental Health Benefits of Control Beliefs?" has been published in the December issue of Social Psychology Quarterly.
- Melanie Heath has been elected to the Sociologist for Women in Society (SWS) Nominations committee for a two-year term beginning February 2015. The nominations committee is responsible for building a strong and diverse pool of candidates for all elected positions in SWS.
- Professor Melanie Heath's book "One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America" is quoted in this Fox News opinion piece on the economic benefits of marriage. A response to the Fox piece published on www.theday.com also references Heath's work.
- A forum on racism hosted by sociology PhD candidate Ismael Traore and moderated by Social Work Assistant Professor Ameil Joseph is covered in The Hamilton Spectator.