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AltAusterity Digest #69 October 11 - 17, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Oct 19, 2018

Abusing The Rights Of Casual Staff Is Becoming The Full-Time Job Of Big Business

Jim Stanford, Harold Innis Industry Professor in Economics, discusses the implications casual work has in Australia's labour market.

Oct 19, 2018

Economics Professor Emeritus awarded Honorary Member status in the International Society for Quality of Life Research

David Feeny, Professor Emeritus, will be awarded Honorary Member status next week at the 25th Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research in Dublin, IE.

Oct 19, 2018

Poverty, advocacy and the municipal election: “Get informed and be prepared to vote”

When it comes to advocating for poverty reduction in the upcoming municipal election, learn about the issues, learn about the candidates, and above all, get involved. That was the message from an event held this week aimed at discussing the impacts of poverty and what citizens can do to both advocate for change in Hamilton, and educate themselves before heading to the polls on October 22.

Oct 18, 2018

A "Woman Who Rocks"

Dr. Karen Bird Recognized for her Professional and Community Contributions

Oct 17, 2018

Harry Lyman Hooker Lecture on October 22

Professor Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt University) will deliver the 2018 Harry Lyman Hooker Lecture. Her topic: “Of Pearls and Prodigals: Hearing Jesus’s Parables as Jewish Stories.”

Oct 16, 2018

Sociologists support Wellwood Run for Cancer at McMaster

Drs. Tina Fetner and Marisa Young were on campus at McMaster this weekend, running the 10km and 5km race, respectively, in support of the Wellwood Walk/Run/Wheel for awareness of colorectal cancer.

Oct 15, 2018

SCHOOL OF LABOUR STUDIES VISITING SPEAKER

"From Digital Play to Digital Labour: The Lives and Careers of Professional Video Gamers" Dr. Mark Johnson, Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta Thursday, November 1st, 2:30-4pm, L.R. Wilson Building, Room 1056

Oct 12, 2018

SCHOOL OF LABOUR STUDIES VISITING SPEAKER

Dr. Amanda Coles will speak about "Gender at Work: The Status of Women in the Canadian Arts and Cultural Industries" Thursday, October 18th, 2:30-4pm, L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 5001

Oct 12, 2018

Faculty Publication

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Machiela on the publication of his co-edited book (together with Jan Joosten of Oxford University and Jean-Sébastien Rey of the University of Lorraine)

Oct 12, 2018

Grad School Livestream Q&A on October 29, 2018!

Are you applying for a graduate program (MA or PhD) offered by the Department of Health, Aging & Society? Do you have questions about our graduate programs or the application process? Join our Livestream Q&A as we answer your questions!

Oct 12, 2018

AltAusterity Digest #68 October 4 - 10, 2018

This week in Austerity News:

Oct 12, 2018

Anthropology Colloquium Series “Towards A Sustainable Approach: Canid Isotopic Dietary Signatures”

Please join us Wednesday October 24, 3:30 – 5:00 pm in KTH 109 for the talk “Towards A Sustainable Approach: Canid Isotopic Dietary Signatures” by Dr. Bonnie Glencross and Dr. Gary Warrick, Wilfrid Laurier University

Oct 11, 2018

New Book: Athapaskan Matriliny and Trade in Canada and Alaska

McMaster Anthropology Alumnus Wayne W. Allen explores Matriliny of Alaskan and Canadian indigenous groups in a new book, “Athapaskan Matriliny and Trade in Canada and Alaska”. Mr. Allen obtained his B.A. and M.A. at McMaster. Book copies are now available online.

Oct 11, 2018

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Randolph B. Persaud, October 15 - Agile Racism as Daily Plebiscite: Notes from Trump’s America*

Oct 11, 2018

Research ethics: are we minimizing harm or maximizing bureaucracy?

Drs. Karen Robson and Reana Maier address bureaucratic overreach of research ethics board in an op-ed in University Affairs magazine. They ask, “Do we have any evidence that this level of procedural minutiae is providing improved protection of research participants or preventing unethical research?

Oct 10, 2018

Safety, support and community: The path to end chronic homelessness

People often think all a homeless person needs to get back on their feet is an apartment, says Mary-Elizabeth Vaccaro, a PhD student in McMaster’s School of Social Work. But her research shows that’s not at all the case for chronically homeless women.

Oct 09, 2018

McMaster's Faculty of Social Sciences is turning 50

Join us for a day of discovery as we celebrate 50 years of Social Sciences at McMaster! Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Oct 09, 2018

Urban Austerity

How does austerity operate at the local level in Canada?

Oct 09, 2018

Poverty, advocacy and the municipal election: “Get informed and be prepared to vote”

A recent event hosted by the McMaster Community Poverty Initiative brought together poverty experts and advocates to discuss the impacts of poverty and how citizens can learn more about this important issue before heading to the polls on Oct. 22.

Oct 05, 2018