Office of the Dean

Interim Vice-Dean

Bryan Hogeveen

Interim Vice-Dean


Dr. Bryan Hogeveen received his PhD in Criminology from the University of Toronto. His interdisciplinary work merges his scholarly research and areas of social engagement. His main areas of scholarship intersect at three distinct points: 1) sociological engagement with sport; 2) youth in/and society; and 3) social theory. He is co-author (with Joanne Minaker) of Youth, Crime and Society: Issues of Power and Justice (2009) and the edited collection of essays, Criminalized Mothers, Criminalized Mothering (2015).

Dr. Hogeveen is a proud father of 3 children (Ayden, Taryk and Maylah), a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, and can most often be found in one arena or another.

Responsibilities as Interim Vice-Dean:

  • 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 Vice Dean (Interim), 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. For example, 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.

My advice to our 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.

Home Department:

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Vice-Dean Hogeveen's faculty page at the Department of Sociology.

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