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Jordan Babando

Jordan Babando

Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences
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Dr. Jordan Babando completed his Ph.D. in sociology at Queen’s University, specifically focusing on social psychology, emotions, healthcare systems, and medical interactions. He is currently an assistant professor in sociology/criminology at Laurentian University. Jordan has a vast range of research experience and interests, although he has recently engaged in research at the intersection of homelessness and health. Jordan’s passion for homelessness research was developed in his previous postdoctoral role with the Kelowna Homelessness Research Collaborative at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan. During that time, Jordan collaborated with organizations and frontline workers to develop and undertake research that addressed immediate community homelessness needs concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to homelessness, he is researching psychopathy, addiction and mental health services and response, and serial killers. Jordan is a mixed-methodologist and has extensive experience conducting scoping and systematic reviews.


PhD Sociology - Queen's University

M.A. Sociology - Laurentian University

B.A. (Honours/Cum laude) - Laurentian University

CTF Labour Studies - Laurentian University

Academic Appointments

Accreditation to PhD Human Studies

Program Advisor - Criminology

Representative for the Social Sciences - Senate

Research Committee Member- Health Science North Research Institute

Committee Member - Laurentian University Research Ethics Board

On The Web

Former student returns to teach at Laurentian University | Sudbury Star (

UBCO researchers examine how pandemics impact the homeless - UBC Okanagan News


Past and current research undertakings include disability research in the Canadian Arctic, the pandemic response to homelessness, mental health and addiction services and response, psychopathy, spirituality in social work, emotions in healthcare, and serial murder.


2024 - Knowledge Mobilization Activities and Initiatives Fund - SSHRC Exchange Grants

2022 - Arctic Net Research Grant

2020 - Making the Shift Research Grant

2013 - Outstanding Graduating Student Award from the Canadian Sociological Association

2013 - Award for Academic Excellence - Laurentian University

2013 - Best in Panel Award - 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Nipissing University


SOCI 1015 EL - Understanding Society

SOCI 2067 EL - Institutions of the Criminal Justice System

SOCI 2826 EL - Crime and Media

SOCI 3126 EL - Qualitative methods

SOCI 3836EL - Poverty and the Criminal Justice System

SOCI 3906EL - Selected Topics – Crimes in Health and Medicine

SOCI 3907EL - Selected Topics – Methods and Motives of Monsters

SOCI 4836EL - Crime, Punishment, and Modernity



Babando, J., Chau, S., Graham, J. R., Laing, S., Quesnel, D. A., & Lloyd-Smith, J. (2023). Services for Homeless Youth during COVID-19: The Case of a Canadian Community. Journal of Social Service Research, 1-11.

McCristall, P. & Babando, J. (2023). Gendered Challenges within the Canadian Military: An Exploratory Study of Female Veteran Lived Experiences. Asia-Pacific Journal of Canadian Studies, 29(2): 127-144

Babando, J., Woodmass, K. and Graham, J. (2022). COVID-19 and the Homelessness Support Sector: Perspectives on a Mid-Sized Urban Community’s Response to a Public Health Crisis. International Journal of Homelessness.

Levesque, J., Babando, J., Loranger, N., Johnson, S., & Pugh, D. (2022). COVID-19 prevalence and infection control measures at homeless shelters and hostels in high-income countries: a scoping review. BMC: Systematic reviews, 11(1), 1-20.

Babando, J., Quesnel, D., Woodmass, K., Lomness, A. & Graham, J. (2022). Responding to Pandemics and Other Disease Outbreaks in Homeless Populations: A Review of the Literature and Content Analysis. Journal of Health and Social Care in the Community. doi/10.1111/hsc.13380.

Babando. J. (2022). Apology for the Future Loss of Sadness. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 28(3), 11-13.

Levesque, J., Sehn, C., Babando, J., Ecker, J. & Embleton, L. (2021). Understanding the Needs of Workers in the Homelessness Support Sector. Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.

Dalgarno, N., Laverty, C., Egan, R., Garton, K., Soleas, E., Babando, J., & Van Wylick, R. (2020). Participant perceptions of the faculty development Educational Research Series. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 8(1), 221–245.

Fenton-Hathaway, Babando, J., A. & Gagnon Chainey, B. (2018). Roundtable: How Old Should a Doctor Be? Synapsis. Roundtable: How Old Should a Doctor Be? - S Y N A P S I S (