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

Expert Opinion:

CBC Radio in 16 markets, including CBC Toronto's Metro Morning, interviewed Peter Graefe (Political Science) about Jagmeet Singh entering the race to become federal NDP leader. CTV News Channel interviewed Graefe on the same subject.  

New US Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education
Liyakat Takim (Religious Studies), a professor of global Islam at McMaster University Shiite speaks about building bridges through interfaith outreach, via preachers who understand American culture.
The Times of Israel - May 22, 2017 

Universities have a serious data gap on race
Karen Robson (Sociology), opinion piece about school boards collecting racial data.
University Affairs-May 19, 2017

Lack of Accountability
McMaster Political Science professor Peter Graefe says Meredith's eligibility to receive a pension indicates a lack of accountability. Interview by CTV News.

Canada may be undercounting auto employment
Brendan Sweeney, Project Manager, Automotive Policy Research Centre, School of Labour Studies, has released a report analyzing thousands of public government filings for hundreds of business over the last two years that gives a more accurate picture of the Canadian auto industry.
Automotive News Canada



Layering in ancient teeth reveals history of vitamin D deficiency
Megan Brickley (Anthropology) - By analyzing layers of dentine in teeth found at archaeological sites, researchers can find out about malnutrition in history. The story was also picked up by the COSMOS Magazine - May 19, 2017, Hamilton Spec, Science Times, and others 

CBC Radio One 88.9FM (CBTK) at May 18th 2017 12:30 AM
James Baker (Sociology) discusses the term ‘Newfie’ – Friendly nickname of ethnic slur. CBC Radio One 88.9FM (CBTK) - May 18, 2017 Is it time to stop saying ‘Newfie’: Interview with James Baker


Community Engagement:

Forget Kendall & Pepsi, These Models Are Real Activists
McMaster Political Science Alumnus uses modelling as a platform for causes she cares deeply about.  Flare - May 19, 2017


First Nations visit strengthens bond with Maori
A group of First Nations people from McMaster University, led by Dawn Martin-Hill (Indigenous Studies) in visit New Zealand. Gisborne Herald-May 19, 2017

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