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New short documentary shines a light on adults with intellectual disabilities

A new short documentary film – part of a research project led by the McMaster School of Social Work's Ann Fudge Schormans – is providing a unique glimpse into the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities living in Toronto.

May 11, 2017

Ryan and Leanne Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship

Social Psychology student Richard Vacca-Pierkarczyk (pictured on the far left) has won third place in the Clarke Prize competition held on April 27, 2017. The Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship were established in 2014 by Ryan Clarke and his wife Leanne to reward distinguished advocacy demonstrated by students who are advocating or wish to advocate for some type of meaningful social and/or political change.

May 11, 2017

Celebrating 33 years of service. Dr. Stephen Westerholm retires.

The Department of Religious Studies recently celebrated Dr. Stephen Westerholm's lengthy career and 33 years of service to McMaster University.

May 11, 2017

Canada may be undercounting auto employment

Brendan Sweeney, Project Manager, Automotive Policy Research Centre, School of Labour Studies, has released a report analyzing thousands of public government filings for hundreds of business over the last two years that gives a more accurate picture of the Canadian auto industry.

May 10, 2017

Kirsten Cornelson (University of Toronto) | Residential Segregation and Social Segregation by Race

Tues, May 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm KTH-334 Host: Mike Veall

May 10, 2017

Remaking Europe: New article explores supra-national policy making the in EU

Article by Dr. Stephen McBride (Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Public Policy) and Sorin Mitrea (Political Science PhD Candidate) unpacks the layers and complexities of policy-making in the EU.

May 10, 2017

Planning for the future: Methodology training in the Social Sciences

Dr. Michelle Dion (McMaster, Political Science) and Dr. Laura Stephenson (Western) have organized a workshop to begin a discussion between academics, practitioners and experts from around the world about how best to train our students to conduct cutting-edge research and meet the needs of employers.

May 09, 2017

Social Sciences Media Spotlight | April 24 to May 8, 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 08, 2017

Is Ontario’s youth pharmacare proposal just a symbolic gesture?

Economist Arthur Sweetman weighs in on the youth pharmacare debate in the CMAJ News (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

May 05, 2017

The intersection of disabilities and sexualities

A new publication by Sociology doctoral candidate Alan Santinele Martino provides a review of literature addressing the intersections of disabilities and sexualities.

May 05, 2017

Census data shows Canada’s population is aging fast. What does that mean for Ontario?

Economist Michael Veall interviews with TVO.org about the potential impacts of the rising proportion of seniors.

May 04, 2017

Social Sciences students present creative solutions to societal challenges

On April 27 undergraduate students from the Faculty of Social Sciences presented advocacy work in a poster showcase as part of the Clarke Prizes in Advocacy competition.

May 02, 2017

US President Donald Trump's threat to tear up NAFTA

Professor Emeritus Atif Kubursi appears on CTV News Channel for interviews about US President Donald Trump's NAFTA threat.

May 01, 2017

Summer course: Work and Racism

Looking to pick up a course this summer? LABRST 2J03 - Work and Racism. Classes start Tues. June 20. Last day for enrolment Fri. June 23

Apr 28, 2017

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

Number of highest-earning Canadians paying no income tax is growing

In an interview with CBC News Economics Professor Michael Veall speaks about high-earning Canadians who pay no income tax.

Apr 27, 2017

Social Sciences Media Spotlight | 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

McMaster researcher helping internationally trained scholar pursue her passion for research

McMaster researcher Stephanie Premji is working with internationally educated researcher and Insight Immigrant Scholar Momtaz Begum to build the networks and skills Begum needs to transition into a research career in Canada.

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. Courses begin on Monday, June 19, 2017. Register today!

Apr 26, 2017

Windsor now home to Canada's largest manufacturing workplace

FCA Canada’s Windsor Assembly Plant has grown into Canada’s single-biggest manufacturing facility by employment, and Windsor-Essex has morphed into the country’s automotive “epicentre,” according to a new report.

Apr 25, 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