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Social Sciences Media Spotlight | Aug. 14 to 28, 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.

Sep 05, 2017

Community Engagement

The Observer (New York) and The National Post picked up an analysis piece by Atif Kubursi (Economics). The op-ed about NAFTA was first published on The Conversation Canada and later picked up by Maclean's.
NAFTA Talks See Trump in Driver’s Seat—and Canada at Risk
Observer - August 15, 2017

University Affairs published an Ameil Joseph (Social Work) commentary on racism, focusing on the events in Charlottesville.
University Affairs' op-ed by Ameil Joseph
August 16, 2017

The Conversation Canada featured as its lead item a commentary by Atif Kubursi (Economics) about what Canada needs from upcoming NAFTA negotiations. Maclean's and picked up the piece. The Conversation -- a non-profit collaboration between journalists and academics -- makes its content available to the media at no charge.
NAFTA talks see Trump in driver’s seat – and Canada at risk
The Conversation Canada - August 10, 2017

Why Canada has a lot to lose in the NAFTA renegotiations - August 11, 2017

The Globe and Mail published an opinion piece by immigration expert Vic Satzewitch (Sociology) on Canada's policies on admitting refugee claimants.
Canada welcomes refugees, but shuts the door on asylum seekers
The Globe and Mail - August 8, 2017

CBC radio, CBC Online and Metro News all reported on a collaboration between McMaster PhD candidate Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui (Sociology), who is an expert in Islamophobia and Queen's University's Cynthia Levine-Rasky that brings together Muslim and Jewish women to develop mutual understanding.
How acts of hate inspired a Muslim-Jewish sisterhood based on love in Toronto - August 2, 2017

Sisterhood of Toronto Muslim and Jewish women flourishing
Metro News - August 9, 2017 



Yahoo News France reported on research by Alyson Holland and Tina Moffat (Anthropology) into Calcium and Vitamin D.
Calcium et vitamine D : entre réalité et perceptions
Yahoo News (FR) - August 10, 2017


Expert Commentary

The New York Times turned to Tina Fetner (Sociology) for a piece on fears that Donald Trump has invited white supremacists out of the fringe.
The Showdown Over How We Define Fringe Views in America
August 21, 2017

Zoomer radio interviewed Atif Kubursi (Economics) about the dynamics at play on the eve of new NAFTA negotiations.
Zoomer Radio (CFZM) at August 17th 2017 12:03 PM
Zoomer Radio (CFZM) - August 17, 2017


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