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November 14 RIPS: Documenting the 'killing fields' of Sri Lanka: Atrocity images and the politics of habeas corpus extremis

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) hosted by the Department of Political Science presents, Dr. Narendran Kumarakulasingam, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University. Tuesday, November 14 from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 709

Nov 13, 2017

Working? Employment Policy in Canada

Since the economic crisis of 2007/8, signs of discontent among citizens of Western democracies include the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote. Such examples suggest that many people may feel increasingly alienated from the economic and political forces that shape their lives. Political scientist Stephen McBride new book explores the experience of work in today’s labour market.

Nov 13, 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.

Nov 10, 2017

Department wins two Graduate Student Association awards

Political Science's Manuela Dozzi takes home the Graduate Student Association (GSA) staff award. Professor Tony Porter wins President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.

Nov 10, 2017

PhD student Samantha Jackson and Dr. Karen Bird launch 2017 EXCLerator Report

McMaster study, in partnership with the YWCA, shows women & visible minorities are missing in top jobs in Hamilton and Halton.

Nov 09, 2017

Congratulations to PhD student, Marrissa Mathews, for receiving the Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Marrissa received the OGS to conduct work on Respectability and Reconciliation Politics within an Indigenous Context

Nov 08, 2017

Wrestling with Austerity

Stephen McBride form the Department of Political Science publishes two new volumes on Austerity

Nov 07, 2017

Why do people love conspiracy theories so much?

Mark Busser, Professor of Political Science at McMaster University, joined Scott Radley on AM900 to discuss why people love a good conspiracy theory.

Nov 01, 2017

Call for Papers - Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy Graduate Conference

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University, in conjunction with the Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization, the Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition, the Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, and the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, is pleased to announce a call for papers for our upcoming conference on February 5-6, 2018.

Oct 30, 2017

Our Future Hamilton: Vision to Reality Stinson and McMaster Garden project

Food is what we eat, but food is also good to think with and even better to use to take action. Food largely determines the level of our health and well-being. Having said that, it is unfathomable that our prevailing food system, which is largely based on industrial agricultural, divorces humans and the environment from how food is produces food.

Oct 24, 2017

October 24 RIPS: Does Devolution Affect Policy Direction? Affordable Housing in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) hosted by the Department of Political Science presents, Dr. Maroine Bendaoud, SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Tuesday, October 24 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 709

Oct 17, 2017

Recent MA graduate accepts research position with Alberta Executive Council

Ben Manshanden has recently taken on the role of Intergovernmental Officer within the Economic and Resource Policy branch.

Oct 05, 2017

Public Policy and the Role of the Ontario Cabinet

On Wednesday, October 4 at 11:30 am in Burke Science Building room B155, Jonathan Trentadue will be speaking to POL SCI 4O06/6O06 "Canadian Politics" on the topic of "Public Policy and the Role of the Ontario Cabinet". All are welcome.

Oct 04, 2017

PhD Candidate, Colette Nyirakamana awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship and SGS Grant in Aid of Travel Research and Field Study Fund!

Congratulations to Colette Nyirakamana for receiving both OGS and SGS Grant for Travel Research to examine the financial capacity of local governments in Sub-Saharan Africa!

Oct 02, 2017

Congratulations to PhD Student Val Muzik for winning the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the Harry Lyman Hooker Sr. Fellowship Award

Val Muzik’s doctoral research on virtual international relations and the Arctic has won two prestigious awards!

Sep 29, 2017

PhD Student Zeina Sleiman-Long wins Hamlin Family Fund Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Political Science PhD Student, Zeina Sleiman, receives Long Hamlin Family Fund Scholarship to pursue research on the rights of undocumented migrants!

Sep 27, 2017

Two PhD Students, Oldrich Bubak and Sasha Kovalchuk, awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship!

The Political Science Department is proud that both PhD students Oldrich Bubak and Sasha Kovalchuk have been awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship for their doctoral research.

Sep 25, 2017

PhD Student, Roomana Hukil wins McMaster's International Excellence award!

Political Science PhD student Roomana has been awarded the International Excellence Award to pursue her research on renewable energy policy in China and India!

Sep 22, 2017

Upcoming talk on “Leadership, Women and the UN” by former McMaster Alumni, Patricia Moser!

Please join us for refreshments and an engaging talk with an inspiring woman leader, Patricia Moser on “Leadership, Women & the United Nations”!

Sep 21, 2017

Congratulations to MA Student Casey Hunley for receiving the prestigious SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Award

We are proud that Casey Hunley has received the SSHRC’s Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Award to pursue her Political Science MA degree at McMaster!

Sep 20, 2017

Introduction to Digital Scholarship

The Sherman Centre kicks off its 2017-18 'Do More with Digital Scholarship' workshop series Thursday September 21 at 1pm.

Sep 19, 2017