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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

McMaster Data Center receives $2.7M to support research infrastructure development for economic, social & health data

The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) – a national network housed at McMaster – received nearly $2.7 million for the CRDCN Transition to High Performance Computing: Liberating Data for Research and Policy project.

Oct 20, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #18 October 12-18, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Oct 20, 2017

October 24 RIPS: Does Devolution Affect Policy Direction? Affordable Housing in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) hosted by the Department of Political Science presents, Dr. Maroine Bendaoud, SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Tuesday, October 24 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 709

Oct 17, 2017

From Overloading to Freeloading in the UK

Is the state 'spoiling' the public or corporations?

Oct 17, 2017

Johnny Cotoc (McMaster University) | Why do left governments pay more on sovereign debt markets?

Wed, October 18, 12:30pm - 2:00pm KTH-334 Host: Seungjin Han

Oct 16, 2017

DNA helps illuminate the complex population dynamics of the first peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador

McMaster Department of Anthropology's Ana Duggan and Hendrik Poinar searching for the genetic link between the Maritime Archaic and the Beothuk populations, two culturally distinct populations that lived at different times in Newfoundland for the better part of some 5,000 years.

Oct 13, 2017

HEAM to the rescue: the 2021 Redesign of the Canadian Community Health Survey – Wednesday November 1, 3:30 – 5:00pm, CRL B119

The third major redesign of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) is now underway. One of the major objectives of this redesign is to review and update the survey’s content to ensure that the CCHS remains relevant and continues to be able to respond to emerging data needs.

Oct 13, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #17 October 5-11, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Oct 13, 2017

Social Sciences research team to study sexual behaviour in Canada

A McMaster University Social Sciences research team has been awarded a five-year SSHRC Insight Grant in the amount of $272,536 to conduct the first extensive study of social policy, attitudes and sexual behaviour in Canada.

Oct 12, 2017

Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award

McMaster Sociology faculty Dr. Marisa Young has received the prestigious Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario, Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science.

Oct 12, 2017

Aging and Austerity

Concordia scholar discusses the interactions between aging policy and austerity:

Oct 10, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #16 September 28-October 4, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Oct 06, 2017

Voices from Health, Aging & Society Leading Aging Discourse in Hamilton

Rachel Weldrick, PhD candidate in social gerontology, and Dr. Margaret Denton, professor emerita in the Department of Health, Aging & Society, share their perspectives on Hamilton's aging population and its relationship with the rest of society.

Oct 05, 2017

IGHC Fall 2017 Newsletter

The Fall 2017 issue of the IGHC Newsletter highlighting: research news, academic program news, upcoming IGHC, opportunities for students, and general Institute updates

Oct 05, 2017

Navigating the Risks of Speaking Out Against White Supremacy

On Friday, October 13, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm in Celebration Hall, Johnny Eric Williams will be speaking on the topic of "Navigating the Risks of Speaking Out Against White Supremacy". All are welcome.

Oct 05, 2017

North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress to take place in Hamilton, Ontario from May 24-27, 2018

Save the dates! The 17th Annual North American Basic Income Congress (NABIG) will be held May 24-27 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Oct 05, 2017

Recent MA graduate accepts research position with Alberta Executive Council

Ben Manshanden has recently taken on the role of Intergovernmental Officer within the Economic and Resource Policy branch.

Oct 05, 2017

Public Policy and the Role of the Ontario Cabinet

On Wednesday, October 4 at 11:30 am in Burke Science Building room B155, Jonathan Trentadue will be speaking to POL SCI 4O06/6O06 "Canadian Politics" on the topic of "Public Policy and the Role of the Ontario Cabinet". All are welcome.

Oct 04, 2017

Call for CRESS Graduate Fellows applications for 2017-18

PhD students registered in programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences who have reached candidacy status are invited to join the first class of CRESS Graduate Fellows.

Oct 03, 2017

Patina: The Political Life of Haunted Houses

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to present Dr. Shannon Dawdy from the University of Chicago as a Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Oct 03, 2017