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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Scholarship Available for ASEAN students

The Canadian government/DFATD is now giving scholarship to students from 10 ASEAN states to conduct short term research or study in Canada.

Nov 21, 2017

Who is Heard in Canadian Policymaking?

What is the role of NGOs in the policy process?

Nov 21, 2017

Research Forum on Immigration, Borders, and Social Justice

School of Social Work SW3B03 Transnational Lives in a Globalizing World presents: Research Forum on Immigration, Borders, and Social Justice. A set of presentations that move us through considerations of borders, border crossings and their effects on international migrants. Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017, 2:30-4:30pm, BSB-136

Nov 20, 2017

WATCH Co-PI Marvelous Muchenje Awarded 2017 MAPS Award

WATCH Co-PI Marvelous Muchenje was the recipient of this year's McMaster Association of Part-time studies (MAPS) Centennial Award. Congratulations Marvelous!

Nov 20, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #22 November 9-15, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Nov 17, 2017

Gateway Cities News: New Publication on Inequality in BC Universities

Gateway Cities Team members from Toronto and Vancouver publish new journal article: "Ethnicity and Effectively Maintained Inequality in BC Universities" in the Canadian Review of Sociology

Nov 15, 2017

'The Lost Decade'

What does austerity look like today in the United Kingdom?

Nov 14, 2017

Career Pop-Up: Hamilton City Hall

Sign up for a two hour career pop-up Wednesday, November 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Visit City Hall for career information and networking opportunities.

Nov 13, 2017

IGHC Working Paper Series 17/1 "Reworking Resilience"

IGHC Working Paper Series circulates papers by members of the Institute as well as other faculty members and invited graduate students at McMaster University working on the theme of globalization.

Nov 13, 2017

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

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement and Innovation

Chelsea Gabel, assistant professor, health, aging and society, is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement and Innovation (Tier 2).

Nov 12, 2017

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Bioarchaeology of Human Disease renewed

Megan Brickley of the the Department of Anthropology is one of a handful of Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) who have recently had their chairs advanced or renewed.

Nov 12, 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

AltAusterity Digest #21 November 2-8, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

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

Wisdom Embodied: Ancient Greek and Jewish Conceptions of the Sage

Tuesday, November 14, at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Elisa Uusimäki presents “Wisdom Embodied: Ancient Greek and Jewish Conceptions of the Sage” in University Hall 122. Afterwards, anyone who feels inclined can adjourn to the Phoenix!

Nov 08, 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