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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

AltAusterity Digest #67 September 28 - October 3, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Oct 05, 2018

Here's Who Wins and Who Loses from Changes to NAFTA

Atif Kubursi, Professor Emeritus of Economics, weighs the pros and cons of the new USMCA deal.

Oct 03, 2018

Social Sciences alumni are coming back to Mac

These short, casual sessions are an easy first step to networking, with alumni who are excited to be back on campus sharing their perspective with undergrads about careers including communications, business, social work and more.

Oct 02, 2018

Wild Nights: Sleep and Human Evolution: A talk by Dr. David Samson, University of Toronto, Mississauga

What does how you sleep have to do with human evolution? Our immune strength, working memory, attention, decision-making, and visual-motor performance all depend on sleep. How then could elders’ insomnia and teenagers’ penchant for staying up late have evolved? Wednesday October 3, 3:30 – 5:00 pm KTH 109 ALL WELCOME!

Oct 02, 2018

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. David MacDonald, October 3 - Settler Justice in a Prairie Town: A Selective Discourse Analysis in the Aftermath of the Killing of Colten Boushie

Oct 02, 2018

George Stephanidis (York University) | IMF Lending in Sovereign Default

Friday, October 5th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., KTH-334

Oct 02, 2018

Preventing tumor spread may not improve quality of life

Cancer drugs that keep tumors from growing may not lead to better quality of life for patients, a new study suggests. Feng Xie, a professor of health economics at McMaster University, speaks with Reuters Health.

Oct 02, 2018

Gain experience and build your resume through volunteering

Don't miss the McMaster Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair on Thursday, October 4, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. where you can meet representatives from almost 50 community organizations looking for volunteers!

Oct 01, 2018

Destructive weather prompting corporate rethink on ignoring costs of climate change

Professor Emertus, Atif Kubursi, discusses the cost of inaction by the investment community in regards to the impact of natural disasters.

Oct 01, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #66 September 20-26 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Sep 28, 2018

Where's Ontario Headed under Doug Ford?

Large audience for the Department's panel on the new provincial government

Sep 27, 2018

RDC News: October 2018

October hours and Saturday extended hours, and the availability of a new data set.

Sep 25, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 3rd, 12:30-1:30pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University, Are Globalization, Democratization, And Our Current Global Liberal Order Ending? Prof. Tony Porter

Sep 25, 2018

The Schizophrenia of UK (De) industrialization Policy

Is the May government’s industrial strategy going to redress the economic imbalances and grievances that powered the Brexit insurgency?

Sep 25, 2018

27th Labelle Lecture: “Primary care, secondary data: Learning from policy change in British Columbia”

Dr. Ruth Lavergne, an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, will describe the consequences of efforts in British Columbia to change primary care models when she presents the 27th annual Labelle Lecture on Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018.

Sep 24, 2018

Open House - Save the date

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Join us for a day of discovery as we celebrate 50 years of Social Sciences at McMaster!

Sep 24, 2018

Dr. Luca Berardi will be participating as a panel member at a community forum on gangs and gang violence

Dr. Luca Berardi will be participating as a panel member at a community forum on gangs and gang violence. The forum is open to anyone interested. The event is free and requires no registration. Date: Thursday October 4th, 2018 Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm Location: MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto

Sep 24, 2018

Fall Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) information sessions

Come out to learn more about the Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). The USRA provides you with an opportunity to receive funds of $3,500 to cover part-time, research-based activity over the Fall/Winter Terms.

Sep 24, 2018

Ontario under Doug Ford – What Happened, and Where are We Going?

Tuesday, September 25, 11:00 am – 12:30 p.m., Wilson Community Room (LRW 1003)

Sep 24, 2018