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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

AltAusterity Digest #5: July 13-19, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jul 21, 2017

Welcome Dr. Geraldina Polanco

School of Labour Studies welcomes Dr. Geraldina Polanco

Jul 18, 2017

Corporate Tax in the UK

Tax expert Alex Cobham, Director at the Tax Justice Network (TJN) discusses the relationship between austerity and corporate taxes in the UK.

Jul 18, 2017

Two Political Science PhD students earn coveted Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Political Science is thrilled to announce that Claudia Diaz Rios and Hubert Rioux Ouimet are both recipients of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships in the 2016-17 competition.

Jul 17, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #4: July 6-12, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jul 14, 2017

Canada 150 Chairs: Seeking internationally-based researchers to join our Faculty

The Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University is seeking outstanding, internationally-based researchers (including Canadian expatriates) at all career stages for consideration as Canada 150 Research Chairs nominees.

Jul 13, 2017

Fringe Festival Play highlights stories of Hamilton's immigrant women

Mirna Carranza McMaster School of Social Work’s "We Are Not the Others" tells real stories of Hamilton immigrants

Jul 13, 2017

New project to tackle questions of austerity

Political Science Professor, Dr. Stephen McBride, heads up an international project aimed at discussing the effects of and alternatives to austerity measures adopted by various levels of governments.

Jul 13, 2017

Let's talk Austerity and its Alternatives

International knowledge mobilization project on austerity launches!

Jul 12, 2017

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Stay Tuned for the 2017-2018 lineup

The colloquium series will be offered on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00, dates to follow. A new list of speakers will be posted in the fall!

Jul 12, 2017

Updating Austerity in Ireland

After 2008, an economic contraction in Ireland led to austerity politics and policies. Dr. John Hogan and Dr. Brendan O'Rourke of the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland analyze the macroeconomic conditions of growth and decline in Ireland from pre-2008 to now.

Jul 11, 2017

PhD Student Val Muzik wins award at the Science Diplomacy and Arctic Council Program at Dartmouth College!

Political Science PhD Student Val Muzik won an award for a policy paper on international negotiation and science communication at the US-Canada Science Diplomacy and Leadership Workshop and Model Arctic Council at Dartmouth College from 25-30 June.

Jul 10, 2017

Testing the waters: Building relationships through Reconciliation

McMaster University School of Social Work is pleased to announce Dr. Bonnie Freeman (PI) and Dr. Trish Van Katwyk (Co-Applicant) (University of Waterloo) as recipients of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant for their project titled, “Testing the Waters: Building Relationships through Reconciliation and a Two Row Research Paradigm”.

Jul 10, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #3: June 28-July 5, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jul 07, 2017

The Long History of Austerity in Canada

Read more for our weekly content delivery!

Jul 04, 2017

Indigenous students discuss their perceptive on celebrating Canada150

Friday, June 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mills Plaza

Jun 30, 2017

What does Canada 150 mean for Indigenous communities?

Indigenous Studies Director Vanessa Watts featured on TVO's The Agenda discussing why Canada's 150 birthday may not be something to celebrate.

Jun 30, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #2: June 21-28, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jun 30, 2017

Welcome Roos van der Zwan, our new Visiting PhD Candidate from Netherlands!

Roos van der Zwan is a PhD student at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. She will be working on her dissertation “Ethnic minority representation in Canada and the Netherlands: what are the similarities and differences?” at our Political Science Department in Mcmaster as a visiting student from August – October 2017.

Jun 29, 2017

Why Canada should introduce universal drug coverage

In a new article on The Conversation, Political Science Professor Katherine Boothe examines the idea that pharmacare is fundamentally “unaffordable,” and the lack of evidence to support it.

Jun 27, 2017

Death: A Part of Life

Religious Studies and Anthropology professor Ellen Badone in a panel discussion on CHML's Bill Kelly Show in their series on Death: A Part of Life which is being produced in partnership with the Bob Kemp Hospice.

Jun 27, 2017