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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Social Psychology capstone students annual poster fair

All Social Psychology students, staff and faculty are invited to the 2017 Capstone Poster Fair | Wed. March 22, 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. to be held in the Great Hall of the University Club of McMaster

Mar 21, 2017

McMaster professors lead SSHRC-funded research on Indigenous research sovereignty

Drs. Michelle Dion (Political Science) and Chelsea Gabel (Health, Aging, and Society) have been awarded one of 28 Knowledge Synthesis Grants as part of SSHRC's Imagining Canada's Future initiative. The funding announcement was made by Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science in Ottawa.

Mar 21, 2017

Promising new cholesterol medicine raises drug cost questions

The Department of Political Science's Dr. Katherine Boothe appeared on the CTV National News on March 17 to discuss the policy implications of an expensive new drug for lowering cholesterol.

Mar 21, 2017

Yes, you can try something new

Adults who take on a new sport or a musical instrument find life is a lot more fun. The Department of Health & Aging's Meridith Griffin spoke to the Hamilton Spectator about the benefits of starting new physical activities as an adult.

Mar 16, 2017

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Tue., Mar. 21, 2017, 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., L.R. Wilson Hall 3001, McMaster University, Third Worldism re-considered: the multiple lives of an (unrealized) political project, Dr. Alina Sajed

Mar 16, 2017

What you need to know about political extremism in 2017

Ameil Joseph of McMaster University's School of Social Work weighs in on the extremist movements on either end of the political spectrum.

Mar 16, 2017

Come de-stress with us

Tues. March 21, 10 a.m. to 12 noon chill out with @LilyAtMac and enjoy snacks and drinks on us! Hosted by the Office of Experiential Education.

Mar 15, 2017

Social Sciences News Roundup | Feb. 27 to Mar. 6 , 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.

Mar 15, 2017

2017 10th Annual Munk School graduate student conference: The New Nature of Democracy

The Department of Political Science's Dr. Netina Tan will be speaking at a round table discussion on "Government for the People" focusing on the development of populism outside of North America and Western Europe

Mar 15, 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. Enrolment begins March 20, 2017

Mar 15, 2017

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Corpses and Places: Remaking World and Afterworld in a Camp for Displaced Persons

Title: Corpses and Places: Remaking World and Afterworld in a Camp for Displaced Persons, Elizabeth Dunn, Associate Professor of Geography and International Studies at Indiana University, Date: Tuesday, Mar. 21, Location: Degroote School of Business, Room 505, Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Mar 14, 2017

Passing notes isn’t just for kids. McMaster Model United Nations delegates do it too.

The Office of Experiential Education (EE) is proud to offer funding to undergraduate Social Sciences students through the Hamilton Matters Fund. This allows students to participate in experiential opportunities throughout the city. Recently, Political Science student, Cam Galindo, attended the MACMUN and was funded through Hamilton Matters.

Mar 09, 2017

Level I students invited to Social Sciences Faculty Showcase

The Faculty of Social Sciences will host their annual Level 2 Showcase for Level 1 students on Wed., March 22 in the L.R. Wilson Hall, Community Room (first floor). The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mar 09, 2017

Indigenous undergrads invited to apply for research-focused summer program

Applications are now open for the 2017 Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars (IUSRS) program at McMaster.

Mar 09, 2017

Anthropology Colloquium Series I Krysta Ryzewski, Wayne State University

Title: "Communities, Archaeologies, and Detroit", Date: Thursday, March 9, Location: Burke Science Building, Room B103, Time 3:30-5:00 pm

Mar 09, 2017

Anthropology students hit the streets of Hamilton in search of art

Public art can be a powerful tool to engage communities. It can spark positive change by opening up public dialogue, triggering mobilization and activism, and helping to build community capacity and leadership.

Mar 08, 2017

What can the Humanities and Social Sciences contribute to the analysis of the Environment and Climate Change?

IGHC Lunch Discussions: Wed. March 22, Tue. April 4, & April 20 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm - The Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition invites faculty and graduate students to discusses what the Humanities and Social Sciences can contribute to our understanding of the Environment and Climate Change.

Mar 08, 2017

Katherine Cuff, the Canada Research Chair in Public Economic Theory

Department of Economics salutes, Katherine Cuff, the Canada Research Chair in Public Economic Theory this International Women's Day. She is a part of a group of twenty-two McMaster women who currently hold Canada Research Chairs.

Mar 08, 2017

Megan Brickley, Canada Research Chair in Bioarchaeology of Human Disease

It is International Women's Day, as the world celebrates women, we'd like to salute the Department of Anthropology's Megan Brickley, the Canada Research Chair in Bioarchaeology of Human Disease. She is a part of a group of twenty-two McMaster women who currently hold Canada Research Chairs.They're an extraordinary group, tackling some of the most critical and challenging issues facing society today.

Mar 08, 2017

Hamilton women fight to reshape the legal profession

School of Social Work alumnae are part of a growing campaign to spread the message about why law needs feminism. Current law school students, Romita Sur and Zaynab Al-Waadh are involved with a national initiative – #LawNeedsFeminismBecause – meant to incite discussion and help reshape the legal profession. Sur, 24, and Al-Waadh, 23, spoke with The Spectator about the idea behind the campaign and how their experiences in Hamilton impact the work they do now.

Mar 08, 2017