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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Thinking Judaism and Jewishness with Queer Theory

The department of Religious Studies invites you to a presentation by Larisa Reznik (Goucher College, Baltimore)

Nov 27, 2018

New Faculty publication on the Dead Sea Scrolls

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Machiela from the Department of Religious Studies on the publication of Genesis Apocryphon and Related Documents in James Charlesworth's The Dead Sea Scrolls: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translation (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018).

Nov 26, 2018

The coming war on the poor

Stephanie Baker Collins, an associate professor in the School of Social Work and co-chair of the McMaster Community Poverty Initiative on discusses Ontario Premier Doug Ford's coming reform of social assistance in a recent op-ed published in the Hamilton Spectator.

Nov 23, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #74 November 15-21, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Nov 23, 2018

McMaster Undergraduate Student Research Award goes to Brittany Gottvald

Sociology Specialist Major Brittany Gottvald was awarded a McMaster University Student Research Award by the McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences for her research project, “Examining the Correlation between Disability Status and Aboriginal Status among Postsecondary Students in Ontario.” Ms. Gottvald will work under the supervision of Dr. Karen Robson.

Nov 21, 2018

Congratulations to our graduating BA, Honours BA, MA, MAEP and PhD students

The Convocation Ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 22nd.

Nov 21, 2018

Immigrants and Exports: Firm-level Evidence from Canada

Miguel Cardoso, from Brock University, will be lecturing in the Economics Department, Wed. Nov.21, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., KTH-334

Nov 20, 2018

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Martijn Konings, November 21 - Class in the 21st Century: Asset Inflation, Generational Time, and the New Logic of Inequality

Nov 20, 2018

Economics Professor Featured on Ontario Morning from CBC Radio with Wei Chen

Economics Professor Michael Veall discusses what he thinks we'll see in Finance Minister Bill Morneau's economic update on Wednesday

Nov 20, 2018

Childcare and Austerity

Read more on how austerity has affected childcare policy in Canada:

Nov 20, 2018

Are Social Media Users Open-Minded, Narcissistic, or Machiavellian?

Dr. Tara Marshall, Associate Professor, Department of Health, Aging & Society, cross appointed with the Social Psychology program, McMaster University, will discuss why certain personalities use social media, how they use it, and the effects it may have on mental health.

Nov 16, 2018

McMaster Chair in Health Technology Management announced

Jean-Éric Tarride, an associate member of the Department of Economics at McMaster is the inaugural McMaster Chair in Health Technology Management.

Nov 16, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #73 November 8-14, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Nov 16, 2018

Anthropologist-as-interlocutor, or Yes, it’s a Real job: Applied anthropology in a business context

Colloquium: Dr. Tania Ahmad, Head of Human Insights, Idea Couture. Her talk entitled Anthropologist-as-interlocutor, or Yes, it’s a Real job: Applied anthropology in a business context. Nov. 21, 2018 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in L.R. Wilson Hall, room 1003. All Welcome!

Nov 15, 2018

Kyle Herkenhoff (University of Minnesota) | Production and Learning in Teams

Friday, November 16th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., KTH-334

Nov 15, 2018

Timescapes of Aging Vitalities

Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging will host Nadine Changfoot Associate Professor, Trent University, Political Studies & Trent Centre of Aging Studies for a public lecture "Timescapes of Aging Vitalities" on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Nov 13, 2018

Environmental Regulations Affect the Decision to Export?

Nouri Najjar, from the Ivey School of Business, Western University, will be lecturing in the Economics Department, Wed. Nov.14, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., KTH-334

Nov 13, 2018

Responding to Gangs, Guns, and Violence in Ontario

Dr. Luca Berardi, Assistant Professor of Sociology engaged in a dialogue with government officials, the Toronto Police Department, and academics studying gun violence to reduce the problems of gangs and guns.

Nov 12, 2018