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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Congratulations to Dr. Fei-Ju Yang!

Congratulations to a McMaster Sociology graduate Dr. Fei-Ju Yang on starting an Analyst position in the Health Statistics Division at Statistics Canada.

Sep 21, 2018

Evolution Against Empire

Congratulations to Dr. Inder Marwah on being awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for his project "Evolution Against Empire."

Sep 21, 2018

The Mush Hole Project

The Indigenous Studies Program, along with The Socrates Project at McMaster University are proud to bring this ground-breaking production to the McMaster community on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7 pm.

Sep 21, 2018

Biidaaban: First Light VR

The Indigenous Studies Program, in partnership with The Socrates Project at McMaster, is proud to present an exhibition of Lisa Jackson's Biidaaban: First Light interactive VR experience. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sep 21, 2018

Gender at Work: The status of women in the Canadian arts and cultural Industries

The School of Labour Studies presents Dr. Amanda Coles will speak on 'Gender at Work: The status of women in the Canadian arts and cultural Industries' Thursday, October 18, 2:30 p.m., L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 5001. All welcome!

Sep 21, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #65 September 13-19, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Sep 21, 2018

Peter Morrow (University of Toronto) | Is Processing Good?: Theory and Evidence from China

Wednesday, September 26, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., KTH-334

Sep 21, 2018

The First World War and the 'forgotten' 1916 polio epidemic in New Zealand

A talk by Heather Battles, University of Aukland Wednesday, September 19, 3:30-5:30 LR Wilson Hall 1003 ALL WELCOME

Sep 19, 2018

Poverty, Advocacy, and Municipal Elections

Join us on October 2 to hear from campus and community leaders working to reduce poverty and advocate for change in Hamilton. You'll have the opportunity to hear personal stories and experiences from individuals who have been participating in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot and discuss the implications of the pilot cancellation.

Sep 18, 2018

Political Perspectives: Fall 2018

The McMaster University Department of Political Science Newsletter.

Sep 18, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Alina Sajed on being awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Dr. Sajed is awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for her project ‘Third Worldism re-visited: anti-colonial connectivity and the politics of national liberation.’

Sep 18, 2018

What do digital technologies do to democracy?

Faculty and graduate student researchers from across the University participated in a multi-disciplinary September 15 McMaster workshop to discuss such digital threats to democracy as “fake news”, election hacking, or the delegation of governance to algorithms, along with the potential of digitization for enhancing democracy.

Sep 17, 2018

American Sociological Association’s most-downloaded list features Dr. Jeff Denis

The American Sociological Association published the 2017 list of the most downloaded sociology articles in ASA journals this week. McMaster sociologist Jeff Denis is featured on this list, with his sole-authored article, “Contact Theory in a Small-Town Settler-Colonial Context: The Reproduction of Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-White Canadian Relations,” published in the American Review of Sociology in 2015.

Sep 14, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #64 September 6-12, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Sep 14, 2018

Eight things the crisis taught us about austerity

The left won the argument but not the fight against neoliberal constraint, argues Dr. Stephen McBride in the September-October edition of the CCPA Monitor.

Sep 13, 2018

Joint Economics and Health, Aging & Society Professor Receives Grant for New Health Research

Michel Grignon, a joint faculty member of the Department of Economics and the Department of Health, Aging & Society, has been awarded federal funding for a new research project focusing on healthy aging.

Sep 13, 2018

Why these university students love living with seniors

'It's weird to say, "My roommate, who is 92," says 23-year old participant in university co-housing program.

Sep 12, 2018

How many doctors do we actually need?

Deciding how many doctors a region actually needs is a tricky business, says Arthur Sweetman, a health economist at McMaster University. For one thing, the rules of supply and demand don’t really apply in a universal health care system.

Sep 12, 2018

Is trying something new worth risking your GPA?

What if we told you that you can step outside of your comfort zone to try an elective course outside of your program with no risk to your GPA?* Now you can with McMaster Personal Interest Courses (PIC).

Sep 10, 2018

Helping to change human habits

Alicia Giannetti, a recent grad with a double honours degree in sociology and religious studies and a minor in sustainability, has been awarded a Climate Change and Health – Innovation Award.

Sep 07, 2018