Office of the Dean

Associate Dean (Awards & Scholarships)

Bryan Hogeveen

Associate Dean (Awards & Scholarships)

Title & Department:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology


  • PhD, Criminology, University of Toronto
  • MA, Sociology, University of Manitoba
  • BA (Hons.), Criminology, University of Windsor

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Crime and criminality, violence, law, youth, marginalized populations, and theory

Responsibilities as Associate Dean (Awards & Scholarships):

  • As the Graduate Scholarship Committee Chair, I am responsible for selecting and/or approving recipients of graduate awards offered by the University of Alberta and administered by FGSR. I also oversee the creation of all new graduate awards and scholarships at the University of Alberta.
  • As an Associate Dean, I have the opportunity to work on a variety of special collaborative projects designed to improve the graduate school experience and to manage emergent issues. Inspiring Possibilities is one project about which I am particularly excited. This initiative was created with the intention of providing pathways for indigenous students to enter graduate school.

Personal Interests & Hobbies:

  • Sports (hockey, wrestling, baseball, golf, volleyball, soccer), coaching my kids, family time, and  Brazilian jiu jitsu

Fondest graduate school memory:

  • Meeting my wife!

Favourite thing about the University of Alberta:

  • The people and the community! Almost everyday I have the opportunity to meet new people and learn about their outstanding contributions. I feel tremendously privileged and grateful to be a part of this incredible community.

If you could tell graduate students to read one book, what would it be:

  • Two books come easily to mind. Joan Bolker's Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day helped me understand that the dissertation is not insurmountable and provided strategies for rendering the process more palatable (Spoiler: You cannot write your dissertation in fifteen minutes a day and expect to graduate in a timely manner!). 
  • Elements of Style (2nd edition) by William Strunk Jr, and E.B. White. Period.

Advice to graduate students:

  • Stay active and find something fun to occupy your time outside of your academic studies. Take up a new hobby. Progress in an established one. Participate in sports. Whatever the case, find something outside of your studies that gives you joy. Too often (and I was guilty of this), graduate students enter their programs and jettison all that does not pertain directly to it. They work in their labs and on their theses and all the while their guitars, sketchbooks and skates gather dust.
  • For most students, graduate studies are the source of significant stress. Activities, sports and hobbies not only provide a welcome break from tedium of reading theory and running statistics, but are remarkable sources of stress relief.  

Click here to go to Associate Dean Hogeveen's faculty page in the Department of Sociology.