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Social Sciences Media Spotlight | May 25 to June 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.

Jun 06, 2017

Social Sciences in the News

The Mummies’ Medical Secrets? They’re Perfectly Preserved
New York Times - June 5, 2017
The New York Times interviewed Ana Duggan (Anthropology) for a story about how mummified remains continue to carry evidence of ancient pathogens.

Has a Canadian Slur Lost Its Sting?
New York Times - June 5, 2017
McMaster sociology researcher James Baker's research into the term "Newfie" was featured in the print edition of the Sunday New York Times.

Basic income plan doable: Northern study
The Sudbury Star - June 5, 2017
It would cost an extra $15 billion a year to introduce a well-designed basic income guarantee in Canada, a new Northern Policy Institute report suggests Evelyn L. Forget a professor in Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba and adjunct professor of Economics at McMaster University.

New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education
Amarillo Globe-News - June 3, 2017
Liyakat Takim, a professor of global Islam at McMaster comments on one Michigan Islamic center's vision to connect with a younger generation who identify with the in American, interfaith community.

History of vitamin D deficiency hidden just under the enamel
Dental Tribune - June 2, 2017
ONTARIO, Canada: With over a billion people worldwide estimated to be affected, vitamin D deficiency has long been a topic of discussion.  McMaster anthropologist ProfMegan Brickley, lead author of the paper in collaboration with colleagues from Quebec and France, first established that dentin can carry a permanent record of vitamin D deficiency. 

First Nations visit strengthens bond with Maori
NationTalk - May 31, 2017
Sharing songs, stories and support with Maori were key parts of a cultural exchange around Aotearoa for a group of Canadian First Nations university students and their professor. The students of McMaster University in Ontario and indigenous studies professor Dawn Martin-Hill (Mohawk First Nation).

Indigenous Studies course teaches the fine art of cultural understanding – Daily News McMaster
NationTalk - May 31, 2017
Indigenous Studies course teaches the fine art of cultural understanding – Daily News McMaster

Social Sciences on Broadcast

AM 900 Hamilton's News Talk Leader (CHML) at May 29th 2017 12:10 PM
CTV News Channel at May 28th 2017 3:30 PM
CTV News Channel at May 28th 2017 3:00 PM
CTV News Channel at May 28th 2017 2:14 PM
On air comemtary by Peter Graefe is a political science professor at McMaster University.

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