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How Cambodia’s prime minister rigged an election

Hun Sen and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a recent landslide victory in the Southeast Asian country. Political Science Professor Netina Tan and MA student Cassandra Preece dissect what went down in a new article written for The Conversation.

Aug 15, 2018

Full-time Tenure track Assistant Professor position for July 1, 2019

The School of Labour Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019. Labour Studies is an interdisciplinary program, resident in the Faculty of Social Sciences, which includes Anthropology, Economics, Health, Geography and Earth Sciences, Globalization and the Human Condition, Health, Aging & Society, Indigenous Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Social Work and Sociology. Labour Studies offers a full range of undergraduate degrees, an MA and a PhD in Labour Studies and has established educational and research links with labour and community groups As an interdisciplinary subject area, Labour Studies focuses on all forms of work (paid and unpaid), labour agency, and links the work experience with gender and sexuality, racialization, state regulation, labour markets, health and safety, environment, aging, family life, the community, technology and globalization.

Aug 10, 2018

School of Labour Studies welcomes newest faculty member, Prof. Judy Fudge

The School of Labour Studies at McMaster University is thrilled to welcome Dr. Judy Fudge as the newest member of our faculty. Dr. Fudge began her position with us as Professor of Labour Studies on July 1, 2018. Dr. Fudge is one of the most prominent and prolific scholars of labour law in Canada and internationally.

Aug 10, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #59 August 2-8, 2018

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Aug 10, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #58 July 26-August 1, 2018

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Aug 03, 2018

Hamilton Community Foundation’s “Learning Tour”

Karen Bird, Chair of the Department of Political Science, focuses on building strong and inclusive cities.

Aug 02, 2018

Vanessa Watts and Hayden King reflect on the AFN election

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Vanessa Watts, Director of Indigenous Studies and Assistant Professor of Sociology at McMaster University and Hayden King, Executive Director of Yellowhead Institute at Ryerson University on the "impossible reconciliation" that First Nations citizens faced in the recent election of the Assembly of First Nations.

Jul 31, 2018

Health, Aging and Society TA/marker positions available for fall/winter 2018-2019

There are TA/marker positions available for HLTH AGE 1AA3, 1BB3, 1CC3, 2GG3, 2L03 in the Fall/Winter 2018/19 academic session.

Jul 31, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #57 July 19-25, 2018

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Jul 27, 2018

RDC News: August 2018

Summer hours changes/closures and the availability of a new data set.

Jul 26, 2018

Privacy in the "Smart City"

What do new "smart city" technologies mean for our privacy? Can we balance our right to privacy with the benefits of having a networked city?

Jul 24, 2018

How cutting-edge archaeology can improve public health

McMaster Anthropology professor and Canada Research Chair, Dr. Megan Brickley, writes about her research on Vitamin D deficiency in past populations and its significance to modern public health.

Jul 21, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #56 July 12-18, 2018

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Jul 20, 2018

Honours Social Psychology Program Congratulates Dr. Sarah Clancy

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Clancy is joining the Social Psychology program on a permanent basis.

Jul 18, 2018

Inspiring Indigenous internationalism

Piers Kreps graduated from McMaster’s political science program in the Faculty of Social Sciences in the spring of 2018. He writes about his experience attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and shares his insights

Jul 17, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #55 July 5-11, 2018

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Jul 13, 2018

HLTH AGE 2J03, WINTER 2019 - Special Topics: Body Image and Aging can be used toward Mental Health Minor

HLTHAGE 2J03 - Selected Topics In Aging and Society - Topic: Body Image and Aging, offered Winter 2019 can be used toward requirements for the Minor in Mental Health and Addiction.

Jul 12, 2018

Omnipresent Austerity

How does austerity 'haunt' everyday political discourse?

Jul 10, 2018

Congratulations to Political Science PhD Candidate, Angela Orasch, on receiving a grant from the OPC!

Angela Orasch (PhD Candidate, Political Science) and Dr. Sara Bannerman (Canada Research Chair in Communications Policy and member of the Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition) have received a grant from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to study the privacy implications of smart cities in Canada.

Jul 09, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #54 June 28-July 4, 2018

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Jul 06, 2018

Erasing race but not racism in the Peter Khill trial

On June 27, 2018, a jury found Peter Khill not guilty of second-degree murder for the Feb. 4, 2016 killing of Jonathan Styres, an Indigenous father of two from Ohsweken, Ont., from the Six Nations. Professor Ameil Joseph from McMaster's School of Social Work gives us a a unique perspective on this case as a critical race scholar and a potential juror who was summoned to serve as one of the first two triers in the proceedings.

Jul 05, 2018