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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

The School of Social Work turns 50!

Join us on November 9 and 10 for the 50th Anniversary of the McMaster University School of Social Work. Connect with alumni, faculty and students and re-connect with friends for a chance to remember, reflect, and reimagine futures for the School and for social work in general.

Nov 01, 2018

Dr. Jessica Rizk wins Alfred Hunter Memorial Award

Dr. Jessica Rizk completed her PhD at McMaster Sociology this year. She has been selected the winner of the Alfred A. Hunter Memorial Award in recognition of academic excellence.

Oct 31, 2018

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Nick Bibby, November 1 - The Party's Over: Devolution and the Demise of UK-Wide Political Parties

Oct 31, 2018

RDC News: November 2018

November hours changes and Saturday hours, free online SAS courses for researchers, and the availability of a new data set.

Oct 30, 2018

Graduation – Student Checklist

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable convocation ceremony for you and your guests, please make certain you complete the following tasks by the appropriate deadlines. If you intend to graduate but will not be attending your ceremony, there are still tasks that must be completed to finalize your graduation.

Oct 29, 2018

We do not have good models to predict the impact of protectionism

A recent article by economists Timothy J. Kehoe (University of Minnesota and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), Pau S. Pujolas (McMaster University), Jack Rossbach (Georgetown University-Qatar) concludes that there is no good reason to believe that existing trade models can help shed light on the impact that a renegotiation (or even dismantling) of NAFTA can have on Canadian industries.

Oct 29, 2018

Numata Series Lecture on November 2

Ryan Richard Overbey (Skidmore College) presents “Embodying Buddhas, Quelling Demons: Theorizing Presence in Buddhist Studies”

Oct 29, 2018

How does new media spread support for LGBT+ rights?

Political Scientist, Dr. Michelle Dion examines the role of internet access and support for same-sex marriage.

Oct 29, 2018

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and its effect on Hamilton

From 1918-1919 The Spanish Flu killed 50 million people globally. The City of Hamilton was no exception. Dr. Ann Herring, Professor Emeritus, details the history of the pandemic, what we now understand about influenza, and in particular how Hamiltonian's dealt with the deadly virus. This public lecture will take place on November 15, 2018, 7:30 pm at South Gate Presbyterian Church — 120 Clarendon Avenue, Hamilton. A summary of recent research is featured in the October 26th edition of the Hamilton Spectator

Oct 26, 2018

UN Report highlights dangers of Climate Change

Professor Robert O’Brien analyses the political impact of the latest UN Climate Change Report.

Oct 26, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #70 October 18-24, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Oct 26, 2018

New Research Findings Defy Expectations

Political Science PhD student, Oldrich Bubak’s recent comparative study of public opinion comes to some intriguing conclusions.

Oct 25, 2018

New research highlights barriers to Indigenous research sovereignty

Funding agencies & universities often have rules the conflict with Indigenous research priorities

Oct 24, 2018

New Book- Russia: Anthropological Insights

Dr. Petra Rethmann's new book, Russia: Anthropological Insights, "offers a brief introduction to the anthropological study of Russia. Moving beyond the conceptual iron curtain that has divided past study of Russia into "East" and "West," it situates Russia in a global context and provides readers with all of the necessary analytical tools for understanding the complex cultural and social configurations of the contemporary Russian Federation.

Oct 24, 2018

Placement Course for Soc Sci Undergrads

Students use volunteering, leadership roles or other experiences towards academic credit by connecting their experience with academic and career interests.

Oct 23, 2018

Dana Galizia (Carleton University) | Putting the Cycle Back into Business Cycle Analysis

Wednesday, October 24, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., KTH-334

Oct 22, 2018

Apply for the McCall MacBain International Fellowship

Valued at up to $23,500 per fellowship for up to 10 McMaster students, the McCall MacBain International Fellowship will offer you the chance to learn a new language, study, and gain work experience in a country of your interest.

Oct 22, 2018

Winners of the inaugural President's Awards for Community-Engaged Scholarship

Two teams of researchers were selected to receive the inaugural President’s Award for Community Engaged Scholarship.

Oct 22, 2018

MacGlobal Public Lecture and Film Screening on Oct. 24th

Join us for Fire at Sea – 2016 award winning documentary screening, and a public lecture on Refugee Policy in Brazil on October 24th as part of MacGlobal.

Oct 19, 2018