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Social Sciences Media Spotlight

Social Sciences Media Spotlight | June 10 to July 29, 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 Social Sciences stories making news.

Jul 30, 2017

Community Engagement

The Globe and Mail published a commentary by Jim Stanford (Harold Innis Industry Professor, Economics) about Ontario's plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years.
Ontario gets it right with move to higher minimum wage
The Globe and Mail - June 30, 2017

McMaster's Lyakat Takim, Chair in Global Islam, was asked to speak at a celebration designed to help the public better understand Islam.
Joint Eid, Canada Day celebration aims to squash Islamophobia - Hamilton - CBC News - July 3, 2017

CBC online reported on a community presentation to mark the end of Ramadan and Canada Day by Liyakat Takim (Sharjah Chair in Global Islam).
Joint Eid, Canada Day celebration aims to squash Islamophobia - Hamilton - CBC News - July 3, 2017



Greig Mordue (Economics, Engineering) appeared on CBC's On the Money to discuss a new report he authored on Canada's auto industry. The report was also covered by the Globe and Mail.
On the Money With Peter Armstrong
CBC Vancouver (CBUT) - July 11, 2017

CBC Hamilton reported on a play called We Are Not the Others, a collaboration between playwright Izad Etemadi and McMaster's Mirna Carranza (Social Work) who conducted dozens of interviews with immigrant women.

'Real words spoken:' Fringe Festival play tells the stories of immigrant women - Hamilton - CBC News - July 4, 2017


Expert Commentary

TVO's flagship current affairs program, The Agenda, featured Vanessa Watts (Indigenous Studies) as a panelist on the issues that Canada 150 presents for Indigenous people.
TVOntario (CICA) at June 29th 2017 5:25 AM
TVOntario (CICA) - June 29, 2017

CBC online also interviewed Watts about Canada 150.
Is Canada 150 a national party or a celebration of colonization?
CBC News - Canada - June 26, 2017

CTV News Channel interviewed Peter Graefe (Political Science) about challenges facing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
CTV News Channel at July 1st 2017 5:41 PM
CTV News Channel - July 1, 2017

CTV News Channel interviewed Peter Graefe (Political Science) about developments in Canadian politics.
CTV News Channel at June 24th 2017 8:38 AM
CTV News Channel - June 24, 2017

The Associated Press interviewed McMaster's Sharjah Chair in Global Islam, Liyakat Takim (Religious Studies) for stories about US protests and counter-protests related to Sharia law, which many viewed as thinly veiled anti-Islamic rallies.
The Latest: Marches against Islamic law draw opposition
ABC News - June 10, 20

The Canadian Press interviewed Henry Jacek (Political Science) about the prospects of the Ontario PC party, for an article that appeared in outlets across Canada.
Ontario's Progressive Conservatives high in polls, but divisions could distract
Metro News - June 6, 2017

Article also appeared in:
CityNews    680 News    

CTV News Channel talked to Peter Graefe (Political Science) about developments in the federal political scene.
CTV News Channel at June 10th 2017 6:42 PM
CTV News Channel - June 10, 2017

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