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Social Sciences Media Spotlight | March 27 to April 10, 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 10, 2017

Expert opinion:

The Globe and Mail, CBC TV's national business-news program, On The Money , CTV's Power Play andCBC Radio's Here and Now (Toronto) interviewed Brendan Sweeney (Automotive Policy Research Centre) about a major new federal funding announcement for Ford.

CBC News Network interviewed Robert Storey (Labour Studies) about a PEI woman successfully suing the group home where her husband had worked for contributing to his death through workplace harassment and bullying.

CTV News Channel interviewed Russia expert John Colarusso (Anthropology, Linguistics) about developments in the FBI investigation into allegations of collusion between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign to influence the outcome in Trump's favour.

CHML Radio interviewed Peter Graefe (Political Science) about the Ontario Liberals' flagging popularity.

CHML Radio interviewed George Breckenridge (Political Science) about developments in the Donald Trump presidency. 

Global National News interviewed Julia Woodhall-Melnik (Health, Aging & Society) for a piece on millennials and "adulting" schools where they can learn essential life skills.


Teaching, learning and student success:

CHML radio interviewed Michael Veall (Economics) about the changing role of Canada's banks.  


Community engagement:

The Hamilton Spectator covered the efforts of student Sarah Jama (Social Psychology), head of the McMaster Womanists group, to compile a report that makes recommendations for public institutions in Hamilton to make the city more racially inclusive.