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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Social Sciences team members shine at President’s Award ceremony

This year’s annual President’s Awards for Outstanding Service reception took place on May 30, with 11 awards, honouring 103 members of the McMaster community who have made an outstanding contribution to the mission of the University. The Faculty of Social Sciences shone, taking home 3 awards for their exceptional service to the Faculty, McMaster University and the greater Hamilton community.

Jun 04, 2017

2017 McMaster University President’s Awards for Outstanding Service

It is with great pride that we congratulate Corinne Jehle, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Program, Department of Sociology on her recent McMaster University President's Award for Outstanding Service in 2017

Jun 02, 2017

Read Prof Richard Stubbs’ latest article on “Contending Regionalisms: Hubs and Challengers in the Americas and the Asia-Pacific” in the Pacific Review!

Check out the Department of Political Science's Emeritus Professor, Richard Stubbs, and Dr. Andrew Cooper’s latest Pacific Review article on how regional institutions act as norm transmitters.

Jun 02, 2017

We are part of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Association!

McMaster’s Political Science Department is part of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) association to advance the field of political science, by bringing 18,000 academics around the world to share ideas, publish research, and grow networks. As an institutional association member, our Master’s level students to Emeritus Professors, can benefit and participate in a range of conferences, working groups, joint sessions, graduate student networks, methods schools and publications.

Jun 02, 2017

Postdoctoral researcher Ana Duggan among Canada's brightest young scholars

Postdoctoral Ana Duggan receives prestigious Banting Fellow for her project "The history of the aboriginal people of Newfoundland and Labrador"

Jun 02, 2017

Gateway Cities News: A lack of racial data collection at Mac

"McMaster is one of 63 Canadian universities that cannot provide a breakdown of its population" Article published in The Silhouette newspaper by Shane Madill

Jun 01, 2017

McMaster University takes home 2017 SSHRC Award of Excellence for communications

Research Snaps project presents social sciences and humanities research by asking simple questions and engaging readers in the results

May 31, 2017

Austerity workshop encourages interdisciplinary exchange of ideas across Canada

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2007 austerity is often viewed as the new normal. Governments curtail spending in an attempt to control public sector debt. In turn, prolonged budgetary austerity can and has, reshaped the political landscape.

May 29, 2017

McMaster School of Social Work faculty and students to convene at CASWE 2017 in Toronto

An outstanding number of faculty and students from McMaster’s School of Social Work will be presenting their research at the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) 2017 Conference in Toronto, ON May 29 – June 1, 2017.

May 26, 2017

Promoting permaculture at the Ontario Climate Consortium

4th Year Honours Political Science student, Adam Chiaravalle, wins student poster competition.

May 25, 2017

Human teeth carry secrets that tell the story of humanity through its fragile relationship with the sun

Anthropologist Megan Brickley and group of McMaster researchers, including graduate students and staff members, working with colleagues in Quebec and France have recently published findings on Ancient Vitamin D deficiency that is valuable for understanding a health condition that today affects more than 1 billion people worldwide.

May 25, 2017

In Memoriam Karl Kinanen (1927-2017)

On Friday, the 19th of May – after living a life marked by great ambition, intellectual curiosity and abiding altruism – Karl Kinanen, a beloved member of the McMaster community, has passed away.

May 25, 2017

Social Sciences Media Spotlight | May 8 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.

May 24, 2017

Gateway Cities News: Universities have a serious data gap on race

"Universities have a serious data gap on race. How can we tell if there’s a problem if we don’t measure it?" Article published in University Affairs magazine by Carl James, Karen Robson & Kelly Gallagher-Mackay

May 19, 2017

Universities have a serious data gap on race

An op-ed co-authored by Sociologist Karen Robson explores the need to collect and understand statistical data required to monitor discrimination, identify and remove systemic barriers, and track progress towards substantive equality.

May 19, 2017

Kensuke Teshima (ITAM Mexico) | Job Loss and Violent Crime in Mexico

Wed, May 24, 12:30pm - 1:30pm KTH-334 Host: Shintaro Yamaguhi

May 17, 2017

Economics student spotlights healthcare challenges of working poor in national essay competition

Economics undergraduate student Elaine Guo wins national essay completion.

May 17, 2017

6 McMaster tools and services you may not know about

Whether you’re taking a class this summer, or planning for the fall, here are some of the best and often overlooked tools and services available to McMaster students.

May 16, 2017

Lack of accountability

McMaster political science professor Peter Graefe says Meredith's eligibility to receive a pension indicates a lack of accountability. Interview by CTV News.

May 15, 2017

An AWSOME opportunity for macroeconomists

The Department of Economics to hold Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economists (AWSOME), May 17, 2017

May 15, 2017

Economics Summer course list

Economics is all about choice and we have loads of options for Summer classes. Summer courses begin on June 19, 2017. Register today!

May 12, 2017