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Meaghan Boily Sociology MA

Research Area(s)

  • Education, Social and Public Policy, Sociolinguistics, and Indigenous Studies

Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Terry Wotherspoon, Supervisor
  • Dr. John Hansen, Committee Member


Meaghan is originally from Ontario, in a small community called Utopia. She graduated with dual bachelor degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, where she was also a member of the varsity swim team. Meaghan's major project looked at clilmate action and what patterns are evident in the actions taken by various societal actors that are contributing to an overall trend of inefficiency in climate action efforts. 

Meaghan is currently a second year MA student within the Department of Sociology. Her work currently is looking at the use of linguistic codes within schools and how they can act as a barrier to healthy learning environments. 

Meaghan is President of the Sociology Graduate Students Association (SGSA) and is working with research teams within the Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy as well as the Department of Indigenous Studies.