Alt tag
Peter S. Li (photo by Dave Stobbe)

Peter S. Li (professor emeritus, sociology) appointed to Order of Canada

Sociologist's research advanced social justice in Canada

News

Peter S. Li, a professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology, is one of 69 new appointments to the Order of Canada. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced the new appointees on Dec. 30. Li was made a member of the Order of Canada “for advancing social justice in Canada through his sociological research into race, immigration and multiculturalism.”

Li (BA’71, MA’72 University of Hawaii, PhD’75, Northwestern University) joined the sociology department in 1975. His pioneering work has focused largely on race and ethnicity, Chinese Canadians and multiculturalism. He has received numerous awards related to his research, and has served as a consultant and advisor to numerous federal government departments. The author of 11 books, including The Chinese in Canada (OUP, 1988, 1998), The Making of Post-War Canada (OUP, 1996) and Destination Canada (OUP, 2003), he also served as editor of Journal of International Migration and Integration (2005–2009). Appointed a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009, he was described in the citation as “one of the most accomplished sociologists in North America."


Related Articles

Why people lash out at service workers

Underlying stress has a tendency to boil over during mundane tasks, says Dr. Melanie Morrison (PhD) of the Department of Psychology and Health Studies

City-USask projects target Métis history, clean runoff, green rental housing

Dr. Cheryl Troupe (PhD), assistant professor in the Department of History, leads one of three new projects in collaboration with the City of Saskatoon

Studying rheumatoid arthritis in modern-day patients may shed new light on disease’s past

Taylor Eagle, a USask graduate student, is examining tibial plateaus with the goal of better identifying rheumatoid arthritis in archaeological populations