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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

New project to tackle questions of austerity

Political Science Professor, Dr. Stephen McBride, heads up an international project aimed at discussing the effects of and alternatives to austerity measures adopted by various levels of governments.

Jul 13, 2017

Let's talk Austerity and its Alternatives

International knowledge mobilization project on austerity launches!

Jul 12, 2017

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Stay Tuned for the 2017-2018 lineup

The colloquium series will be offered on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00, dates to follow. A new list of speakers will be posted in the fall!

Jul 12, 2017

Updating Austerity in Ireland

After 2008, an economic contraction in Ireland led to austerity politics and policies. Dr. John Hogan and Dr. Brendan O'Rourke of the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland analyze the macroeconomic conditions of growth and decline in Ireland from pre-2008 to now.

Jul 11, 2017

PhD Student Val Muzik wins award at the Science Diplomacy and Arctic Council Program at Dartmouth College!

Political Science PhD Student Val Muzik won an award for a policy paper on international negotiation and science communication at the US-Canada Science Diplomacy and Leadership Workshop and Model Arctic Council at Dartmouth College from 25-30 June.

Jul 10, 2017

Testing the waters: Building relationships through Reconciliation

McMaster University School of Social Work is pleased to announce Dr. Bonnie Freeman (PI) and Dr. Trish Van Katwyk (Co-Applicant) (University of Waterloo) as recipients of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant for their project titled, “Testing the Waters: Building Relationships through Reconciliation and a Two Row Research Paradigm”.

Jul 10, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #3: June 28-July 5, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jul 07, 2017

The Long History of Austerity in Canada

Read more for our weekly content delivery!

Jul 04, 2017

Indigenous students discuss their perceptive on celebrating Canada150

Friday, June 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mills Plaza

Jun 30, 2017

Ontario gets it right with move to higher minimum wage

The Globe and Mail publishes a commentary by Jim Stanford (Harold Innis Industry Professor, Economics) about Ontario's plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years.

Jun 30, 2017

What does Canada 150 mean for Indigenous communities?

Indigenous Studies Director Vanessa Watts featured on TVO's The Agenda discussing why Canada's 150 birthday may not be something to celebrate.

Jun 30, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #2: June 21-28, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jun 30, 2017

Welcome Roos van der Zwan, our new Visiting PhD Candidate from Netherlands!

Roos van der Zwan is a PhD student at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. She will be working on her dissertation “Ethnic minority representation in Canada and the Netherlands: what are the similarities and differences?” at our Political Science Department in Mcmaster as a visiting student from August – October 2017.

Jun 29, 2017

Why Canada should introduce universal drug coverage

In a new article on The Conversation, Political Science Professor Katherine Boothe examines the idea that pharmacare is fundamentally “unaffordable,” and the lack of evidence to support it.

Jun 27, 2017

Death: A Part of Life

Religious Studies and Anthropology professor Ellen Badone in a panel discussion on CHML's Bill Kelly Show in their series on Death: A Part of Life which is being produced in partnership with the Bob Kemp Hospice.

Jun 27, 2017

Department of Political Science welcomes new Post-Doc

Maroine Bendaoud to study social housing in Ontario

Jun 26, 2017

Dr. Hanna Tervanotko joins the Department of Religious Studies

Dr. Tervanotko joins McMaster's Department of Religious Studies in the Fall of 2017. Her interests include women in antiquity, Qumran, and Jewish interpretation of scripture.

Jun 23, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #1: June 14-21, 2017

This week in Austerity news:

Jun 23, 2017

Heavy visibility for McMaster Political Science at the CPSA meetings

Political Science PhD Candidate, Sarah Shoker, and Political Science Professor, Peter Graefe, on CPSA Board of Directors

Jun 22, 2017

Office moves

The Office of Experiential Education and the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences are moving.

Jun 21, 2017

Death: A Part of Life

Anthropology and Religious Studies professor Ellen Badone in a panel discussion on CHML's Bill Kelly Show in their series on Death: A Part of Life which is being produced in partnership with the Bob Kemp Hospice.

Jun 20, 2017