About Us

The Centre for Research on Social Inequality (CRSI) is one of the six governing research centres that encompass the Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST), which brings together the research centres in the Faculty of Social Science.

The CRSI encourages, organizes and supports innovative social science research in the areas of social inequality, investigating factors such as aging, gender, and health. We are a community of scholars working and collaborating on research and methods that advance the scientific understanding of social inequality.

What does sociology bring to the study of social inequality?

As the world's population grows older, many new challenges face societies, including family dynamics, public policy, economic security, work, and health care. Changing population dynamics, coupled with increasing immigration and globalization, bring a new urgency to understanding the social factors that shape opportunities and social behavior throughout the life course, such as individual well-being and health inequality.

Primary Objectives

  1. To encourage collaboration in research, and to provide resources for associated research and education.
  2. To promote multidisciplinary research in areas of population, aging, and health, through discussion, collaboration on research grants, dissemination of research findings, and maintaining an active list of collaborators.
  3. To Provide mentoring and training to undergraduate and graduate students.