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Social Sciences Media Spotlight | April 24 to May 8, 2017

The McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences is known for making a positive impact on the local, national and international stages. Here are some highlights of the many McMaster Soc Sci stories making news.

May 08, 2017

Expert Opinion:

Global National News, CTV News Channel, CBC Online,  The Hamilton Spectator, CJAD Radio (Montreal) and CBC Radio in Windsor and London interviewed Michael Veall (Economics) about the provincial government's basic-income pilot project in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay. In a separate story, Veall talked to CBC News for a story about high-earning Canadians who pay no income tax. That story also appeared on Yahoo News and MSN News.

Global National News and CTV News Channel interviewed Atif Kubursi (Economics) about US President Donald Trump's threat to tear up NAFTA. CTV News Channel later followed up with a second interview with Kubursi after Trump said he would not kill the agreement.



The Windsor StarCBC TV (Windsor), CBC radio (London)CKLW radio (Windsor), and Automotive News Canada reported on research led by Brendan Sweeney (Automotive Policy Research Centre), showing that automotive industry employment  in Canada climbed steadily from 2012 to 2016.

The Toronto Star highlighted research led by Wayne Lewchuk (Labour Studies) into precarious employment in its reporting on the Ontario budget. interviewed Michael Veall (Economics) about the potential impacts of the rising proportion of seniors.

CBC Radio Syndication, which arranges for CBC affiliates across the country to speak to experts in sequential interviews, turned to two McMaster experts.

Bruce Newbold (Geography and Earth Sciences/Health, Aging and Society) did eight interviews with affiliates in cities that included Toronto (Here and Now) , Ottawa, Quebec Cityand Winnipeg.

Arthur Sweetman (Economics) did interviews with 10 affiliates that included Toronto (Metro Morning), Vancouver, Winnipeg, and the widely broadcast show Ontario Today. 

Arthur Sweetman (Economics)  was quoted in an article about Ontario’s Youth Paharmacare Proposal in the CMJA News.


Teaching, learning and student success:

The Hamilton Spectator interviewed Carol Podedworny (McMaster Museum of Art) for a story - accompanied by a McMaster-made video and photo ­- about the museum receiving the gift of a major painting by First Nations artist Norval Morrisseau, which is now hanging at the entrance to the Indigenous Studies Department in LR Wilson Hall.

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