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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

New Report: Examining the Intersection of Immigrant Women's Acculturation and Mental Health

Mirna Carranza of the School of Social Work, recently released a report that analyzed the lived experiences of immigrant families, with a particular focus on women, their roles within their families, and the relationship between their acculturation and mental health.

Jan 12, 2018

Tim Hortons faces protests over employee benefit cuts

CBC's the National turned to Labour Studies Professor, Stephanie Ross for commentary on the challenges of unionizing the fast food industry. Her interview touches on the issues of union avoidance, our current labour legislation and the importance of good collective agreements.

Jan 11, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #28 December 28, 2017 - January 3, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Jan 09, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Thu., Feb.1, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University Reworking Resilience - Panel Discussion

Jan 09, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., L.R. Wilson Hall 3001, McMaster University The Right to Have Rights and Juridical Sleights: Towards a Constructively Cynical Appraisal of Statelessness, Dr. John McGuire

Jan 09, 2018

Seats available in HLTH AGE 3Q03, WINTER 2018 - Special Topics: Health, Aging & Incarceration

Topic: Health, Aging & Incarceration. Open to ALL Level III students and above.

Jan 08, 2018

DNA analysis of ancient mummy, thought to have smallpox, points to Hepatitis B infection instead

A medieval mummy known for having the earliest case of smallpox actually had hepatitis. Hendrik Poinar from McMaster's Anthropology Department, recently co-led a study with Edward Holmes of the University of Sydney that looks to the past to help understand modern pathogens.

Jan 05, 2018

UBC receives $4.9 million for global Buddhist academic network

Tianzhu Global Network marks an unprecedented international collaboration of top-tier research institutions.

Jan 04, 2018

PhD candidate, Khaled Al-Kassimi, published new article on the US informal empire in Africa!

Congratulations Political Science PhD candidate, Khaled Al-Kassimi, on his article on the US African Command (AFRICOM) in the African Journal of Political Science and International Relations.

Jan 02, 2018

Study Abroad

Information of McMaster's exchange programs.

Jan 02, 2018

Research in Focus Series 2018

A series of lunchtime conversations for students, faculty members & staff focused on community-based research, knowledge mobilization, and research data & its management, organized by the Centre for Research in Empirical Social Sciences. Bring your lunch & CRESS will provide drinks & dessert.

Dec 27, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #27 December 14-20, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Dec 22, 2017

Livestream Q&A for potential Health, Aging & Society graduate program applicants in January 2018

The Department of Health, Aging & Society will be hosting a livestream Q&A in mid-January 2018 to answer applicant questions about our three graduate programs for September 2018 entry.

Dec 22, 2017

McMaster and OLIP: A Continuing Connection

Three Political Science Graduates among 2017-18 interns

Dec 20, 2017

Congratulations to our two CRESS Graduate Fellows

Sociology PhD candidates Tom Filipovic and Allison Leanage have been selected as Graduate Fellows of the Centre for Research in Empirical Social Sciences. They join the first cohort of CRESS Graduate Fellows.

Dec 20, 2017

The Infrastructure and Austerity Connection

The full paper from Dr. Whiteside on the connections between off-shoring, financialization, austerity, and infrastructure.

Dec 19, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #26 December 7-13, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Dec 15, 2017

Great Research Tells a Story

The annual SSHRC Storytellers contest challenges students across Canada to create compelling narratives about the impact of their work.

Dec 14, 2017

McMaster political scientists wade into OMB hearings over Hamilton’s ward boundaries

PhD student Rachel Barnett and Professor Karen Bird's research paper on visible minority vote dilution in Ontario municipalities highlighted in Ontario Municipal Board hearings over the City of Hamilton's ward boundaries.

Dec 14, 2017

Fair Tax Solutions

Beyond figuring out the issues in fiscal policy, what solutions are available?

Dec 12, 2017