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Social Sciences Media Spotlight | Nov. 14 to 27, 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.

Nov 28, 2017


The Toronto Star highlighted research led by Wayne Lewchuk (Labour Studies) into the personal and societal impacts of precarious employment.

Stronger protections needed to fight erratic scheduling, advocates say - November 15, 2017


The Toronto Star highlighted the role of McMaster's archaeological repository in preserving important artifacts.

Art so sacred, we’re not allowed to show it to you - November 18, 2017


The Toronto Star highlighted research led by Wayne Lewchuk (Labour Studies) into precarious employment and its consequences.

Sweeping updates to workplace protections become law - November 22, 2017 


Expert Commentary

CBC Radio (Vancouver) interviewed Bruce Newbold (Geography and Earth Studies) about the impact of seniors moving to British Columbia. Three other CBC affiliates also aired the interview.

CBC Radio One 88.9FM (CBTK) at November 15th 2017 12:30 PM

CBC Radio One 88.9FM (CBTK) - November 15, 2017


Prospect Magazine (UK) interviewed Karen Bird (Political Science) about the potential change in electoral politics that minority groups could bring about in Britain.

The 14 per cent: could a party for minorities change British politics?

Prospect Magazine - November 24, 2017

In New Zealand, Maori parties have been able to change the political landscape. Could British constituents follow suit?



Teaching, Learning, Student Success

Radio Canada International highlighted McMaster's Top 100 ranking in the Times Higher Education global rankings of university degrees most valued by employers.

Canadian university degrees ranked highly by employers worldwide: survey

Radio Canada International (en) - November 16, 2017


In a major front-page presentation, The Hamilton Spectator profiled valedictorian Kaitlin Debicki (Indigenous Studies) and her journey from being adopted by a non-Indigenous couple to finding her own cultural identity.

Mac valedictorian grew up ‘with one foot in each canoe’

Hamilton Community News (Metroland Media Group) - November 27, 2017


In the News

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution highlighted the McMaster studies of new Atlanta Braves manager Alex Anthopoulos (Economics Alumni).

The story of Alex Anthopoulos: From tragedy to prodigy to Braves GM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - November 14, 2017

Alex Anthopoulos was stuck on the treadmill, referencing the age-old adage: “What am I doing with my life?” Perhaps his worst moment...