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Remembering Peter George: 1941 - 2017

Peter James George, who served three terms as President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University before retiring in 2010, has died at age 75.

Apr 27, 2017

Social Sciences News Roundup | April 10 to 24, 2017

The McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences is known for making a positive impact on the local, national and international stages. Here are some highlights of the many McMaster Soc Sci stories making news.

Apr 26, 2017

5 Great reasons to take a summer class

Once upon a time, the thought of being stuck in summer school may have sent chills down your spine. However, now that you’re in university, summer classes are an opportunity to get ahead in your coursework, get one-on-one time with your professors and chill out on one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

Apr 26, 2017

Spring-Summer courses offered in Religious Studies

From learning how to become a critical consumers of news to the lighter side of religion. The Religious Studies Department has some great courses that will to keep you interested from first class to last.

Apr 25, 2017

Fewer prisoners on parole isn’t making us safer: Opinion

Honours Social Psychology Alumnus Nathaniel Schutten, shares his opinion on the Canadian Parole System.

Apr 18, 2017

McMaster launches new institute focused on Indigenous research

In a new era of reconciliation and an openness from the Canadian government to right the wrongs that have devastated generations, McMaster has established one of the country’s only institutes dedicated to Indigenous ways of knowing and research.

Apr 18, 2017

This Spring! Take a topics course in Social Work - SOCWORK 4G03: Violence- Social Justice Perspectives and Responses

Take this special topics course for interest, to fulfill a requirement, or to ease your workload next year.

Apr 18, 2017

Javier Fernandez-Blanco (U Autonoma de Barcelona) | Unemployment Risks and Intra-Household Insurance

Thurs, April 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm KTH-334 Host: Pau Pujolas

Apr 17, 2017

McMaster research helping develop new programs for those struggling with food insecurity

Scholar-in-Community, Tina Moffat (Anthropology), is working with partners at Neighbour 2 Neighbour’s Hamilton Community Food Centre to find ways to assess programs for some of Hamilton’s most vulnerable community members.

Apr 13, 2017

Improving Canada's stagnated productivity problem

McMaster Economics researcher is warning that Canada’s economy is teetering on the edge of a hidden crisis, based on more than a decade of poor performance of a key indicator that has not yet been widely discussed.

Apr 13, 2017

Education is key to integration

McMaster Department of Economics' Arthur Sweetman along with colleagues from the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) and the University of Ottawa discuss immigration policies and higher education in Canada.

Apr 13, 2017

The Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls as Evidence of a Second-Temple Period Literary Movement

Video: Daniel Machiela guest lecture in Bar-Ilan University and Hebrew University.

Apr 13, 2017

McMaster to Host 34th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference

May 17-19, 2017 - Registration now open.

Apr 12, 2017

The Transgender Experience and the 21st Century...is it getting better?

Public lecture by Dr. Carys Massarella, Wed, April 19, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., hosted by the McMaster Academic Women’s Success and Mentorship (AWSM)

Apr 11, 2017

Petrography and geochemistry of the siliceous rocks at Stélida

New research paper published in the Journal of Archaeological Science by the Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project (SNAP) team.

Apr 11, 2017

8 Tips for surviving exams

We all know that healthy food, sleep and a few deep breaths can help on exam day but what do you do if you wake up sick? Find tips on how to keep healthy, access study help on campus, and what to do if you do if the worst happens and you find yourself sick on exam day.

Apr 11, 2017

For the love of qualitative data

May 17 - 19, 2017, qualitative researchers from around the world will be meeting as McMaster University hosts the 34th Qualitative Analysis Conference (QAC). The conference will include close to 200 paper presentations from researchers from over 18 countries representing over 40 disciplines.

Apr 10, 2017

Social Sciences News Roundup | March 27 to April 10, 2017

The McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences is known for making a positive impact on the local, national and international stages. Here are some highlights of the many McMaster Soc Sci stories making news.

Apr 10, 2017

Professor Arthur Sweetman re-appointed as a C.D. Howe Institute Research Fellow

Arthur Sweetman, Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources, the Department of Political Science, McMaster University re-appointed as a C.D. Howe Institute Research Fellow

Apr 07, 2017

Study smarter, not harder: How to prepare for exams

The Student Success Centre is offering an exam skills workshop, April 12

Apr 06, 2017