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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Unifor concession on pension plans 'worrisome' trend

McMaster Labour Studies Professor Dr. Stephanie Ross talks to the Windsor about the problem with two-tier pension plans

Sep 22, 2016

Professor Tony Porter’s research into the role of numbers in transnational governance funded by SSHRC

Tony Porter’s research recently funded by SSHRC will explore how numbers increasingly are displacing or complementing words, as with numerical rankings and indices, risk models, algorithms associated with Big Data, numerical tracking technologies such as bar codes or Radio Frequency ID tags (RFID), and digitization more generally.

Sep 21, 2016

Reuben Hill Award 2016

McMaster Sociology faculty Dr. Marisa Young was the 2016 winner of the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

Sep 21, 2016

PhD Candidate Marguerite Marlin publishes research on devolutionary federalism in Ukraine.

PhD Candidate Marguerite Marlin publishes research on devolutionary federalism in Ukraine.

Sep 20, 2016

Finding a solution to the productivity puzzle

$2.495M Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant awarded to Veall and co-applicant colleagues. By Danelle D’Alvise, Research Communications, September 20, 2016, The McMaster Daily News

Sep 20, 2016

G.M. and Union Avoid Strike by Canadian Workers

The New York Times has quoted Associate Professor Greig Mordue in an article about the near strike between G.M. and union

Sep 20, 2016

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Wed., Sept. 21, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, KTH-308 The Mexico-Canada Border: Extraterritorial Border Control and the Production of “Economic Refugees” Dr. Julie Young, Moderated by Dr. Robert O'Brien

Sep 20, 2016

Gender and Ethnic Affinity Voting

Professor Karen Bird and PhD Candidate Samantha Jackson publish research on gender and ethnic affinity voting in the Canadian Journal of Political Science

Sep 19, 2016

Wynne Government Sued Over Sale of Hydro One

Labour Expert Dr. Stephanie Ross talks to CHCH TV about the CUPE Ontario lawsuit against Wynne government over sale of Hydro One

Sep 14, 2016

Theological Research Seminar

Katie Steeves, “She’s My Pastor” Stories of Women Who Hear the Call to Ministry, Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 12:30 - 1:20 PM, Hurlburt Hall, McMaster Divinity College.

Sep 12, 2016

Judging Women’s Sexual Agency: Contemporary Sex Wars in the Legal Terrain of Prostitution and Polygamy

Dr. Melanie Heath , former McMaster PhD student Jessica Braimoh, and McMaster doctoral candidate Julie Gouweloos have published: Melanie Heath, Jessica Braimoh, and Julie Gouweloos. 2016. "Judging Women’s Sexual Agency: Contemporary Sex Wars in the Legal Terrain of Prostitution and Polygamy," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 42(1): 199-225.

Sep 05, 2016

The Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project – 2016 Season

A recap and summary of our work done in our second summer excavation season at Naxos, Greece.

Sep 02, 2016

"Sociology Wars" in the International Sociological Association on-line journall Global Dialogue

McMaster Sociology Professor Neil McLaughlin and former McMaster PhD student and now Chair of the Sociology Department at Lakehead University Antony Puddephatt write about the "Sociology Wars" in the International Sociological Association on-line journal Global Dialogue.

Sep 01, 2016

Academic Women's Success and Mentorship Lecture Series and Forward with Integrity present Ruby Sahota Member of Parliament

Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:30am McMaster University Great Hall (University Club )

Sep 01, 2016

RDC News: September 2016

Moving Notice, Fall hours, and the Canadian Income Survey (CIS) 2014

Sep 01, 2016

Indigenous Students and Studies Welcome Week 2016

The Indigenous Students and Studies team welcomes you to join us in the following events!

Aug 22, 2016

McMaster Political Science Student Serves as National Olympic Committee Volunteer

The Department congratulates Cam Galindo on his experience at the Rio Olympics.

Aug 22, 2016

2016 Canadian Women Economists Network Young Researcher Prize Goes to Dr. Svetlana Demidova

Congratulations to Dr. Svetlana Demidova of the Department of Economics for being awarded the 2016 Canadian Women Economists Network/Réseau de Femmes Économistes (CWEN/RFÉ) Young Researcher Prize.

Aug 19, 2016

Political Science students try to 'save the world' in innovative simulation

For Robert O’Brien’s third-year Political Science class, saving the world is no longer an abstract idea. In last semester’s Issues in International Relations & Global Public Policy class, O’Brien’s students were asked to engage in a climate change simulation using C-ROADS (Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support Simulator).

Aug 19, 2016

Three Health, Aging & Society students to study at University of Oxford

Audrey Tan and Lauren Karrys, recent graduates of the Honours BA Health Studies & Gerontology program, and Peter DeMaio, also a graduate of the Honours program and a current MA candidate in Health & Aging will be setting off to the University of Oxford in the UK in September.

Aug 16, 2016