Blitz Workshop in Computational & Quantitative Social Sciences

The Blitz Workshops in Computational & Quantitative Social Sciences (CQSS) feature faculty members from across the three campuses who give short (10-15 minute) talks to increase awareness of various CQSS methods and projects. In addition to increasing awareness of methods and research, we aim to foster potential collaborations for future research projects.

The DSI at the University of Toronto Scarborough, DSI@UTSC, is leading a tri-campus initiative to encourage research activity in Computational and Quantitative Social Sciences (CQSS) that includes community-building, seed funding, and training in CQSS.

The inaugural Blitz Workshop is an all-day, in-person event that is open to members of the University of Toronto and DSI external funding partners. This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate Department of Sociology.

Date: November 9, 2022 

Location: Room 17020, 17th Floor, 700 University Avenue

Breakfast and a light lunch will be provided.

November 9, 2022 


Limited capacity – Don’t miss out on an exciting day of informal talks and networking.  

Register today. 

Blitz Workshop Program
9:30-10:00 am
10:00-10:15 am
10:15-10:30 am
Race Composition of the Applicant Pool and Employers’ Decision Not To Hire
Santiago Campero Molina, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Faculty of Arts & Science
10:30-10:45 am
Using Facebook Ads data to estimate migration trends
Monica Alexander, Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science
10:45-11:00 am
Computer-Mediated Communication & Well-Being: ​A data quagmire
Bree McEwan, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga,
11:00-11:15 am
11:15-11:30 am
Testing, testing, is this thing right?
Rohan Alexander, Faculty of Information and Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science
11:30-11:45 am
District Competitiveness, Representativeness, and the Short Game at the Margins in Recent Canadian Elections, 2015-2021
Chris Cochrane, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto Scarborough
Inequality in Economics and Sociology : ​1886 TO 2015
Alicia Eads, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts & Science
noon-1:30 pm
Networking Lunch
1:30-1:45 pm
Sympathetic vibrations? : ​The potential for quantitative contributions to the study of intersectionality
Blair Wheaton, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts & Science
1:45-2:00 pm
Incorporating geography into research on environments, behaviours, and health
Lindsey Smith, Department of Geography & Planning, Faculty of Arts & Science
2:00-2:15 pm
The Intergenerational Consequences of Social Mobility
Ethan Fosse, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Scarborough
2:15-2:30 pm
2:30-2:45 pm
Computational Social Sciences for the Study of Politics
Ludovic Rheault, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts & Science
2:45-3:00 pm
Associations of religion and spirituality with obesity and weight change in the United States: A large-scale cohort study of women
Nicholas Spence, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Scarborough
3:00-3:15 pm
Closing Remarks