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Social Sciences Media Spotlight | April 10 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.

Apr 26, 2017

Expert Opinion:

CHML Radio interviewed George Breckenridge (Political Science) about developments in US politics.

The Salt Lake Tribune interviewed polygamy expert Melanie Heath (Sociology) about a major polygamy trial in BC that implicates families in BC.

CBC Hamilton interviewed Richard Harris (Geography and Earth Sciences) about the potential effects of the provincial government's new policies aimed at curbing rising house prices. The online news outlet returned to him for a  follow-up story after the policies were announced. 

CHML radio interviewed George Breckenridge (Political Science) about developments in US politics.



The Hamilton Spectator reported on the creation of the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute, with coverage that featured interviews with the institute's director Chelsea Gable.  


March for Science:

The Hamilton Spectator published a commentary piece by Fiona McNeill (Physics and Astronomy) explaining why she was participating in the March For Science.  The Spectator covered the March itself with photos and a story that quoted opening remarks by Allison Sekuler (Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour) and remarks by James Knibb-Lamouche (Associate Director, Indigenous Student Services) and Jim Quinn (Biology). CBC News interviewed Lori Burrows for its preview of the March for Science. Courtney Sheppard, Information Analyst for the Faculty of Social Sciences was one of the principle organizers of the Hamilton event.



TSN and Sportsnet highlighted McMaster Social Sciences receiver Danny Vandervoort ranking fourth overall in advance of the Canadian Football League's 2017 draft.


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