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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Remembering professor emeritus Stuart Mestelman

Members of the McMaster community have shared their memories of Professor Emeritus, Stuart Mestelman, who died on June 25, 2022.
Jun 30, 2022

First cohort of Master of Public Policy in Digital Society program graduates cross the stage at spring convocation

Last week, the first cohort of graduates of McMaster’s Master of Public Policy in Digital Society (MPPDS) attended their convocation ceremony.
Jun 24, 2022

RDC News: July 2022

Summer holiday hours, Saturday hours for July, and a new data set profile.
Jun 23, 2022

Meet Social Sciences valedictorian Harjot Shoker

Faculty of Social Sciences valedictorian Harjot Kaur Shoker graduates June 15 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. We asked Harjot, who is going on to study for an MSc in occupational therapy at U of T, a few questions about herself. Here’s what she had to say.
Jun 17, 2022

Where Have All the Dad Blogs Gone? Were They Ever Really Here?

Dr. Casey Scheibling, Sociology adjunct faculty member, was featured in a recent InsideHook article.
Jun 17, 2022

Meet Mac grad, Daniela Orsi

Daniela Orsi graduated this week with an undergraduate degree in anthropology. Daniela's love of learning about new cultures and people inspired her to pursue studies in anthropology, and now she's looking forward to a career in forensics.
Jun 17, 2022

Anthropology is seeking Fall 2022 Sessional Instructors for ANTHROP 2AN3, ANTHROP 3PP3 & ANTHROP 4DN3

Deadline to apply is June 29th. See below for more details.
Jun 16, 2022

Social Sciences Student receives the Governor General’s Academic Medal

Zachary Vrhovsek, a double major in economics and mathematics, is one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious award.
Jun 16, 2022

A 16th century Escherichia coli draft genome associated with an opportunistic bile infection

It is the first ancient genome of Escherichia coli and was also responsible for creating several gallstones.
Jun 16, 2022

Meet Mac grad, Siena Deluca

Siena Deluca has graduated with a double major in aging and society and health and society. She spoke to us about their time at Mac, including how she met some of their best friends during her first week on campus (lucky), and why she chose a career that combines their creative spirit and their love for helping people.
Jun 16, 2022

The Gilbrea Centre appoints a new director

Professor Anthea Innes will become the Director of the Gilbrea Centre on July 1, 2022
Jun 14, 2022

Meet Mac grad, Finley Kibbey-Dunne

Finley Kibbey-Dunne graduates this week with a political science degree, specializing in public law and judicial studies. Finley talks about his love for politics, his plans for a future law career and his fond memories of Welcome Week.
Jun 14, 2022

Why New Zealand is right to call out Canada on its dairy industry

Noah Fry was featured in the Conversation.
Jun 13, 2022

Meet Mac grad, Maryam Denno

Maryam Denno is graduating on June 15, 2022, with a major in social psychology. She spoke to us about her favourite McMaster memories, including her welcome week experiences and how Mac allowed her to step out of her comfort zone.
Jun 13, 2022

Labelle Lectureship 2022

The Labelle Lectureship Committee of McMaster University is seeking nominations for a promising junior health services researcher — a rising star in the field — to give the 2022-23 Labelle Lecture. Please see nomination notice full details.
Jun 09, 2022


Recognizing recent PhD defences in the Department of Religious Studies
Jun 08, 2022