June 10, 2020
Meet Arjay Villasis, Faculty of Social Sciences valedictorian
"Taking risks may be the biggest favour you can do yourself." Meet Arjay Villasis, one of the valedictorians for the Faculty of Social Sciences....
June 5, 2020
How the COVID-19 crisis calls us towards reconciliation
The stubborn tendency of non-Indigenous Canadians to turn away from “Indigenous issues” and seek a return to “normalcy” remains an ongoing barrier to change....
May 22, 2020
Cell tower vandals and #Reopen protestors: Why some people believe in coronavirus conspiracies
The existential threat we’re facing right now might explain the proliferation of conspiracy theories, extreme political ideologies and #Reopen protests....
May 21, 2020
New polling from McMaster researcher: majority of Canadians already started wearing masks ahead of official recommendation
Fifty-eight per cent of Canadians were already using masks before Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam announced the policy change May 20, says research from political science and public opinion researcher Clifton van der Linden....
May 20, 2020
Immigrants are worrying about social ties and finances during coronavirus
Immigrants and other newcomers to Canada are worried about maintaining their relationships and staying afloat, and need government consideration and support....
April 29, 2020
How e-voting could close Canada’s political gender gap
To boost inclusivity among its ranks, the House of Commons needs parliamentary reform of its voting procedures to allow electronic online voting, or e-voting, for its members....
April 21, 2020
Oil crash explained: How are negative oil prices even possible?
Alberta oil is now the collateral damage of the oil war between Russia and Saudi Arabia, with COVID-19 launching an additional attack. ...
April 9, 2020
Dean of social sciences reappointed through 2025
Under Jeremiah Hurley’s leadership, the Faculty of Social Sciences has improved its fiscal situation, increased research activities, reversed enrolment declines and raised the entrance standard....
April 6, 2020
Taiwan must find ways to enhance Indigenous representation
Taiwan's current political system prevents many of its indigenous voters from having an impact on the election of representatives where they live. ...
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