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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Term 2 Course - Introduction to Judaism

Religious Studies 2J03

Dec 18, 2018

Professor John Arapura passes away

It is with great sadness that the Department announces the passing of Dr. John Arapura. He passed away peacefully on November 30, 2018 in his 99th year. Beloved husband of the late Protima. Loving father of Donu (Mona).

Dec 18, 2018

Universal Pharmacare as an Alternative to Austerity

The shifting debate: "should we have national Pharmacare" to "what type of national Pharmacare should we implement?"

Dec 18, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #78 December 6-12, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Dec 14, 2018

Grad School Livestream Q&A on January 9, 2019!

Are you applying for a graduate program (MA or PhD) offered by the Department of Health, Aging & Society? Do you have questions about our graduate programs or the application process? Join our Livestream Q&A as we answer your questions!

Dec 12, 2018

ALBA: An alternative modality to development

PhD candidate Khaled Al-Kassimi publishes a new article on strategies of decolonialism.

Dec 11, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #76 November 29 - December 5, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Dec 07, 2018

Iconic Ageing

You are invited to a Seniors of Canada photo exhibit on December 14, 2018, 5 to 7 p.m. at Rust City Brewery.

Dec 06, 2018

The most important charts to watch in 2019

Maclean's has published their 5th annual "chart week", showcasing more than 70 charts to help you make sense of the economy in the year ahead including one from Economics Professor Michael Veall that shows bigger U.S. trade deficits are on the way.

Dec 05, 2018

Political Science MA graduate joins the United Nations Association in Canada as a Junior Professional Consultant

Congratulations to John Wojcik, recent graduate of McMaster's M.A. International Relations '18 who is joining the United Nations Association in Canada as a Junior Professional Consultant!

Dec 05, 2018

Body mapping exhibit explores stories of Sask. women living with HIV

WATCH Body Maps included in the Journeys of Spirit & Hope Body Mapping exhibit, in Regina Saskatchewan.

Dec 04, 2018

International Conference “Beyond Numbers: Comparing Substantive Representation of Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples”

Drs. Karen Bird and Netina Tan of the Department of Political Science and the McMaster Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition warmly welcome you to attend our conference on the political participation and meaningful inclusion of ethnic minorities around the world! Dec. 5 to 7, 2018

Dec 03, 2018

Preserve the Ontario’s Child Advocacy Office

An Open Letter to Doug Ford from Ontario Schools of Social Work

Dec 03, 2018

New Faculty publication on parting of the ways between Judaism and Christianity

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Thiessen on the publication of his edited volume (with Dr. Lori Baron of Saint Louis University and Dr. Jill Hicks-Keeton of the University of Oklahoma) entitled The Ways that Often Parted, a volume of essays in honor of his doctoral supervisor, Dr. Joel Marcus.

Dec 03, 2018

Harold Innis Industry Professor in Economics edits new book on the wages crisis in Australia

Jim Stanford's new book is titled "The Wages Crisis in Australia: What it is and what to do about it"

Nov 30, 2018

Social Work assistant professor nominated for Premier's Award

The School of Social Work is pleased to congratulate Assistant Professor Bonnie Freeman for being selected as one of Mohawk’s 2018 Premier’s Awards nominees.

Nov 30, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #75 November 22-28, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Nov 30, 2018

Congratulations to Saeed Rana, Economics PhD

Saeed successfully defended his PhD thesis earlier this week.

Nov 29, 2018

Pain and sense of betrayal as Canada GM factory closes after a century

Greig Mordue, Associate Professor of Economics and the Arcelor Mittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy, recently spoke to The New York Times on the General Motors news.

Nov 29, 2018

Guest Speaker speaks to POLSCI 3J03

Bianca Caramento, Policy Analyst, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce visits Dr. Henry Jacek's POLSCI 3J03 class.

Nov 29, 2018

'It's scary, no doubt about it': How former GM workers coped with their plant closure

Wayne Lewchuk, Professor of Labour Studies and Economics, provides expert commentary to both CBC and CTV News on the recent GM announcement.

Nov 28, 2018