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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

Gateway Cities News: American Sociological Association 112th Annual Meeting (ASA August 2017)

The Toronto and Chicago team presented at the American Sociological Association's 112th Annual Meeting (ASA) in Montreal, Quebec on August 12, 2017 in the section on Sociology of Education: Overcoming Obstacles to Postsecondary Attainment.

Sep 25, 2017

Relative income levels of first and second-generation Canadians compared to native-born Canadians

CBC TV's national business news program, On The Money, interviewed Professor Arthur Sweetman on the topic.

Sep 22, 2017

Why the rich should revolt — and it's not for the reasons they think

The Financial Post, Ottawa Citizen and Windsor Star carried a piece highlighting research by Economics Professor Michael Veall into income inequality among Canadians.

Sep 22, 2017

Kaepernick-style protests grow but unlikely to affect NFL's bottom line

Assistant Professor Hannah Holmes discusses with CBC News the unlikely prospect that a growing movement of NFL players sitting down in protest during the national anthem would have a significant effect on the league's revenues.

Sep 22, 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

AltAusterity Digest #14 September 14-20, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Sep 21, 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

HEAM seminar — Wednesday October 4, 3:30 – 5:00pm, CRL B119

Mia Kibel & Meredith Vanstone: Reconciling ethical and economic conceptions of value in health policy using the capabilities approach: A qualitative investigation of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)

Sep 20, 2017

Drugs, Sex and Alcohol: Society and Its Addictions - Winter 2018

The Department of Health, Aging & Society has added an additional section of HLTH AGE 2L03: Drugs, Sex and Alcohol: Society and Its Addictions to the course offerings for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Sep 20, 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

Social Sciences Media Spotlight | Aug. 28 to Sept. 18, 2017

The McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences is known for making a positive impact on the local, national and international stages. Here are some highlights of the many McMaster Soc Sci stories making news.

Sep 19, 2017

Employment Change and the Irish Crisis

How did the 2008 crisis and its response in Ireland affect local labour markets?

Sep 19, 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

Patricia Moser: “Leadership, Women & the United Nations”

Wed., Sept. 27, 3pm, HSC-1A4, McMaster University, The Academic Women’s Success and Mentorship (AWSM) lecture series, co-sponsored by the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC) and Science Career and Cooperative Education (SCCE)

Sep 18, 2017

Keith Teltser (University of Louisville) | Do Kidney Exchanges Improve Patient Outcomes?

Fri, September 22, 3:00pm - 4:30pm KTH-334 Host: Mark Tremblay

Sep 18, 2017

MA Political Science Student Nicolette Stuart wins the Harry Lyman Hooker Sr. Fellowship Award!

Congratulations to MA Student Nicolette Stuart in Political Science on winning the Harry Lyman Hooker Sr. Fellowship Award!

Sep 18, 2017

Co-creating of Indigenous Water Quality Tools

Dawn Martin-Hill, Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies Program and Paul R. MacPherson Chair in Indigenous Studies, has been awarded a prestigious research grant through Global Water Futures.

Sep 18, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #13 September 7-13, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Sep 15, 2017

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Michael Gordon for receiving the Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Award from SSHRC!

Michael Gordon’s work on irregular migrant journeys and state bordering practices in Europe has received the prestigious Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Award from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Sep 14, 2017

Alumna from McMaster's School of Social Work awarded Aga Khan Fellowship

Morgan Pommells, MSW Grad '15, recently received the Aga Khan Fellowship, which launches careers in government, non-profits, media, and the finance sector. The Fellowship offers training in eight-month placements overseas for university graduates and young professionals under 30 years of age.

Sep 13, 2017