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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Political Science student gives a virtual tour of Parliament

Uwais Patel, a third year student is in Ottawa this summer as part of the Department of Political Science's Public Service Leadership course. Recently, he took over the McMaster University Snapchat account to showcase part of his summer experience as an intern with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Aug 02, 2017

Petronas did Canada a favour. Just ask Australia

Op-ed piece by economist Jim Stanford (Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics) published in The Globe and Mail about Malaysia's Petronas pulling out of its liquefied natural gas project in BC.

Aug 02, 2017

Austerity in Quebec: Neither Romance Nor Despair

McMaster Political Science professor Peter Graefe writes on the state of austerity in Quebec.

Jul 31, 2017

Social Sciences Media Spotlight | June 10 to July 29, 2017

The McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences is known for making a positive impact on the local, national and international stages. Here are some highlights of the many McMaster Social Sciences stories making news.

Jul 30, 2017

New data sets at the McMaster Research Data Centre

New data sets at the RDC: In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. New cycles of the Canadian Income Survey (CIS) are also available now.

Jul 28, 2017

Gateway Cities News: McMaster researcher examines where youth end up after high school, and why

McMaster University’s Karen Robson, an expert in at-risk youth, advocates for a better understanding of race and paths to post-secondary education.

Jul 28, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #6 July 20-26, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jul 28, 2017

Student recruitment needs culture classes

In a Times Higher Education piece co-authors Arthur Sweetman of McMaster's Department of Economics, Ross Finne and Richard Mueller look at cultural factors as barriers to increased university access in Canada.

Jul 27, 2017

Social Sciences in Action! 80-hour placement course

SOC SCI 3F03: Social Sciences in Action, is your go-to course to build experience, make contacts, and see your degree in action!

Jul 26, 2017

Age Friendly Communities or Austerity Friendly Communities?

Meghan Joy (Concordia) speaks on the layered interactions between austerity and social policy on aging

Jul 25, 2017

Education is Key to Immigrant Integration in Canada

In an Intelligence Memo from the C.D. Howe Institute Professor Arthur Sweetman, along with co-authors Ross Finnie and Richard E. Mueller, talks about Canada as a successful immigrant-receiving nation due to the education system.

Jul 24, 2017

New Anthropology Courses for Fall 2017

New courses this fall: Storytelling, Fable, and Song - The Anthropology of Oral Traditions and Archaeological Practice in Ontario - An Introduction to Academic and Consultant Archaeologies

Jul 24, 2017

New report on immigration and integration in Hamilton

Mirna Carranza of the School of Social Work, recently released a report that analyzed the experience of immigrants to the city of Hamilton and considered the role of the child welfare system in their integration and adaptation.

Jul 24, 2017

Economics Associate Professor heading to Japan

At a farewell celebration for Associate Professor Shintaro Yamaguchi he meets with new Associate Professor Youngki Shin (pictured left). The Economics department wish them both well in their new adventures.

Jul 24, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #5: July 13-19, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jul 21, 2017

Ottawa should put more focus on Education Quality for Immigration Screening

In an online briefing, C.D. Howe Institute publishes recent PhD graduate Qing Li's piece on education quality.

Jul 20, 2017

Welcome Dr. Geraldina Polanco

School of Labour Studies welcomes Dr. Geraldina Polanco

Jul 18, 2017

Corporate Tax in the UK

Tax expert Alex Cobham, Director at the Tax Justice Network (TJN) discusses the relationship between austerity and corporate taxes in the UK.

Jul 18, 2017

Two Political Science PhD students earn coveted Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Political Science is thrilled to announce that Claudia Diaz Rios and Hubert Rioux Ouimet are both recipients of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships in the 2016-17 competition.

Jul 17, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #4: July 6-12, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jul 14, 2017

Fringe Festival Play highlights stories of Hamilton's immigrant women

Local professor's play receives outstanding reviews. Mirna Carranza McMaster School of Social Work’s "We Are Not the Others" tells real stories of Hamilton immigrants.

Jul 13, 2017