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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

#HASTALKS: Neighbourhoods in Bad Shape: Built form, neighbourhood decline, and household mobility

Lyndsey Rolheiser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University, will explore how the physical shape of neighbourhoods influences the cost of municipal services, the role of housing characteristics in neighbourhood decline, and how health impacts a household's neighbourhood choice.

Jan 23, 2019

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Michael Gordon for receiving the Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Michael Gordon’s work on humanitarian sea rescue and state bordering practices in Europe has received the Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Jan 23, 2019

Most Canadians are concerned about their privacy in smart cities, and want more control of their personal information, researchers find

As Toronto considers its proposed and highly controversial smart-city project, and other cities embrace data-based planning, management and delivery of their own services, McMaster researchers have found that Canadians have strong concerns about how their digital information may be used.

Jan 22, 2019

Active baby boomers rewrite the retirement myth

Economics Professor, Michael Veall, was recently interviewed for a piece on how retired baby boomers are changing the job market and economy.

Jan 22, 2019

1 Month Until "AltAusterity: Coping is Not Enough"

Preparations are coming together for our next workshop.

Jan 22, 2019

Unist’ot’en and the limits of reconciliation in Canada

Liam Midzain-Gobin, a PhD candidate in political science at McMaster University, recently published an article in The Conversation Canada examining how the actions against the Wet'suwet'en reflect the failure of settlers — politicians and citizens alike. He proposes that meaningful reconciliation is about the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples to self-determination over their traditional territories.

Jan 21, 2019

Canada’s new food guide: A fail on culture and sustainability?

Anthropology PhD candidate and host of the AnthroDish podcast, Sarah Duignan, discusses how the new 2019 Canada Food Guide could present dominant visuals of affordable foods like frozen vegetables — to connect to more Canadians and tackle food insecurity.

Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Netina Tan has just published The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights!

Dr. Netina Tan, McMaster University (with co-editors Drs. Susan Francheschet, University of Calgary and Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University) has just published an exhaustive and interdisciplinary account of women's right to vote and run for political office in this Global Handbook on Women’s Political Rights. Also see a chapter on “Women’s Complicated Political Participation and Representation in Cuba” by Dr. Lana Wylie and Dr. Sarah Shoker!

Jan 18, 2019

AltAusterity Digest #81 January 10-16, 2019

This week in Austerity News:

Jan 18, 2019

Understanding Health Issues for Two-Spirited and Indigenous LGBTQ+ People; Resiliency and Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Randy Jackson and John R. Sylliboy will be speaking on Feb. 1, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.in MDCL 3023. Topics covered include: The Two-Spirit HIV/AIDS Wellness and Longevity Study The Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance: Addressing barriers in health through partnership building and collaboration including research.

Jan 17, 2019

#HASTALKS: Department of Health, Aging & Society Seminar Series 2018-19

#HASTALKS brings together bright minds to discuss a wide range of subjects that foster learning, inspiration, and provoke conversations that matter in our field. Join us for the upcoming sessions. All are welcome!

Jan 17, 2019

Vanessa Watts receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant to study Indigenous knowledge

Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Watts, whose research was successfully funded by the SSHRC Insight Development program.

Jan 15, 2019

Violence on Iraqi bodies: decolonising economic sanctions in security studies

PhD candidate Riva Gewarges publishes article in Third World Quarterly’s special issue on Violence in the Third World

Jan 15, 2019

Teaching at the Intersections

"Teaching at the Intersections: Identity, Social Location, & the Experiences of Teaching Assistants" A research presentation by Sociology PhD student, Alan Santinele-Martino, and fourth-year undergraduate student, Tianna-Lynn Follwell. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 4:30 p.m., L.R. Wilson Hall, room 1003

Jan 14, 2019

The Department of Economics introduces new direct-entry program

Economics I and Health and Society I features direct-entry from high school starting in September 2019.

Jan 14, 2019

McMaster’s Department of Health, Aging, and Society introduces new direct-entry program

The Faculty of Social Sciences has added to its strong array of undergraduate programs. Starting in September 2019 Health and Society I will be direct-entry from high school.

Jan 14, 2019

Economics & Mathematics Alumnus Appointed to the Order of Canada

Kevin Dancey, Econ & Math ’72, is a former president and chief executive officer of Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Jan 11, 2019

Economics Professor publishes new book on econometrics

Jeffrey Racine, Professor and Senator William McMaster Chair in Econometrics, has published a new book titled Reproducible Econometrics Using R.

Jan 11, 2019

AltAusterity Digest #80 January 1-9, 2019

This week in Austerity News:

Jan 11, 2019

Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Nyers, on the publication of his latest book, Irregular Citizenship, Immigration and Deportation.

Jan 10, 2019

Experience learning a whole new way

The Faculty of Social Sciences' Office of Experiential Education does a lot more than help students get work experience, find jobs and discover funding opportunities: It broadens their horizons and helps them learn to navigate the world as well-rounded professionals.

Jan 10, 2019