April 14, 2023
Social Science alumna Joanna Das Gupta explains how McMaster set her up for success
Joanna Das Gupta graduated from McMaster University in 2018 with degrees in Labour Studies and Sociology. She now works at Apotex Pharmaceuticals as a coordinator of health services. We caught up with Das Gupta to see how McMaster set her up for success, the sense of home she felt on campus, and her favourite study […]
April 13, 2023
Welcome Brenda McPhail, Acting Executive Director of the MPP!
Dr. Brenda McPhail is the new Acting Executive Director of the Master in Public Policy in Digital Society program. As the former Director of the Privacy, Technology and Surveillance Program at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Brenda is a long-time participant in a range of policy processes. As a researcher at a national, non-profit legal […]
April 13, 2023
Study links vaccine hesitancy to low social capital
People with stronger relationships and high levels of trust in their community were more likely to plan to get vaccinated for COVID-19, highlighting the need to boost societal supports to strengthen vaccine efforts. ...
April 12, 2023
New Book: The Structure of Policy Evolution
A new book from Political Science alumnus, Oldrich Bubak, moves forward policy studies with its unified model of evolutionary change. Recent book from Political Science alumnus, Oldrich Bubak, The Structure of Policy Evolution: Painting an Integrated Picture of Change in Policy and Institutional Systems, “breaks new ground” in the theory and practice of public […]
April 12, 2023
Analysis: Adding charter schools to Ontario would exacerbate student inequities
School choice already abounds in Ontario, and adding charter schools in the name of choice will not improve student achievement, write Karen Robson and Rochelle Wijesingha....
April 11, 2023
Spring 2023 TA positions in the Department of Health, Aging & Society
The Department of Health, Aging & Society currently has available TA positions for Spring 2023. For details about the TA positions, including required application documents, please see job posting: Spring 2023 TA positions – Health, Aging & Society Application Deadline: 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2023
April 6, 2023
Congratulations presenters and conference developers/organizers of the 2nd Annual Social Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference!
On March 27, 2023, students participated in the 2nd Annual Social Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference. Social Psychology undergraduate students, Sophia Cupello, Shaza Hassan, Monserrat Ramirez Ruvalcaba, and Alison Rogers developed the conference as part of the course requirements for SOCPSY 3K03: Research Experience, under the supervision and guidance of faculty supervisor and conference faculty advisor, […]
April 5, 2023
New $1M gift supports graduate students in biological anthropology
The Shelley Saunders/Koloshuk Family Scholarship has supported promising McMaster PhD students in biological anthropology since 2008 and has helped McMaster’s Department of Anthropology earn a global reputation as a research powerhouse. ...
April 3, 2023
Revisiting the Impact of Prison Building on Job Growth
The research of Greg Hooks, Professor, Sociology was recently featured in a New York Times op ed article titled, “Eastern Kentucky Needs Flood Relief, Not Another Federal Prison.” Hooks’ research analyzed all new prison growth from 1960 to 2004, providing “evidence that prison construction impedes economic growth in rural counties, especially in counties that lag […]
March 31, 2023
Social Sciences staff look to enhance operational excellence
From student advising and IT support, to onboarding and HR processing, staff in Social Sciences have been taking a critical look at day-to-day processes to enhance operational excellence and reduce wasted time and effort across our departments. On March 30th, 15 staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences were awarded Lean Six Sigma (LSS) […]
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