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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

The Annual AAR/SBL Meeting in Denver

McMaster's Department of Religious studies has a number of faculty and students delivering papers at the meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Nov 12, 2018

PhD Social Gerontology student receives 2018 GSA TA Excellence Award

Congratulations to PhD Social Gerontology student, Stephanie Hatzifilalithis, who is the successful recipient of the GSA Keith Leppmann Teaching Assistant Excellence Award.

Nov 09, 2018

Spend a day networking in Toronto at the MaRS Discovery District!

Interested in leading change? Students will have the opportunity to network with innovative & entrepreneurial recruiting organizations on November 15.

Nov 09, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #72 November 1-7, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Nov 09, 2018

Freedom of Speech and Race

Let's Talk About Race! Drop-In Session with Ameil Joseph, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work. Thursday, November 29, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Nov 08, 2018

New Faculty Publication

Congratulations to the Department of Religious Studies Dr. Eileen Schuller on the publication of her co-edited volume, The Paulist Biblical Commentary!

Nov 08, 2018

The Speculative Logic of Capitalism: Or, Hyman Minsky as a Critical Social Theorist

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University Prof. Martijn Konings, Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia

Nov 07, 2018

Social Work PhD student wins Graduate Student Recognition Award

The School of Social Work is proud to congratulate Elene Lam for being selected as a recipient of the 2018 GSA Millennium Award for Community Service.

Nov 07, 2018

PhD Social Gerontology students win awards at CAG 2018

Congratulations to PhD Social Gerontology students, Rachel Weldrick and Kelsey Harvey, who won awards at the 2018 Canadian Association on Gerontology conference.

Nov 06, 2018

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Dr. Sandra Widmer

"Well-Being for Melanesia": Alternative Indicators, Local Expertise and Women's Pregnancy Care in Vanuatu Dr. Sandra Widmer, Assistant Professor of Anthropology,York University Wednesday November 7, 3:30 – 5:00 pm Wilson Hall, 1003 ALL WELCOME!

Nov 06, 2018

AltAusterity Interview Series: Talking Austerity with Dr. Brendan O'Rourke

What was the impact of austerity in Ireland?

Nov 06, 2018

Sociology students present research at international conference

Sociology PhD student, Alan Santinele-Martino, and 4th-year undergraduate student, Tianna-Lynn Follwell, were part of a team from McMaster University presenting their research, “Teaching at the Intersections: Identity, Social Location, and the Experiences of Teaching Assistants” at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference in Bergen, Norway last month.

Nov 05, 2018

Grad Info Night this Wednesday

Are you considering a Masters in Economics or an MBA program at McMaster University?

Nov 05, 2018

Municipal Election Season

Students and graduates make their mark

Nov 05, 2018

Ancient Roman libation tubes that connected the living to the dead

The practice of “pouring one out” on a grave goes way back. Some Roman graves had a libation tube to deliver wine & food to the deceased according to Associate Professor and Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr. Tracy Prowse

Nov 05, 2018

Cormac O'Dea (Yale University) | Insurance, Efficiency and the Design of Public Pensions

Friday, November 2nd, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., KTH-334

Nov 02, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #71 October 25-31, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Nov 02, 2018

How Russians have helped fuel the rise of Germany's far right

The political power of Germany's Russian community is significant, and it's helped fuel the rise of the right-wing, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party known as the AfD says Anthropologist Petra Rethmann, Director of the McMaster Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.

Nov 01, 2018

Application to MA in Globalization is now open!

M.A. in Globalization at McMaster University is a unique interdisciplinary program that examines the complex political, social, economic, cultural, discursive and theoretical developments related to processes of globalization and how these come to bear upon our lives, our communities, and the environment in which we live. It's a 12-month program that requires students to complete 6 one-semester courses and a major research paper.

Nov 01, 2018

Khaled Al-Kassimi Recognized for Teaching Excellence

PhD candidate becomes the first two-time winner of the Keith Leppmann Award

Nov 01, 2018