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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Opinion: The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial shows the dangers of fan culture

PhD student in the School of Social Work, Maddie Brockbank, was featured in the Conversation.
May 20, 2022

Strong Medicine: Culture Matters

June 6, 2022; 6:30 to 8:30 pm, St. Cuthbert's, 2 Bond Street North, Hamilton (Westdale) 905 765-5487 to register. Part 2 of the Grandmothers of Steel Film series. This is a non-ticket event. Guests are invited to make a donation at the door.
May 18, 2022

Social Work Graduate Students Receive Funding

Eleven Social Work graduate students were successful after answering our annual call for proposals for funding of leadership and research activities, receiving funding of up to $300 each. Recipients of the funding included three students in the MSW Critical Leadership in Social Services and Communities program, two students in the MSW Critical Analysis program and six students in the PhD program. A wide array of important topics were submitted for funding ranging from conference funding, software to support research, developing community meetings, engaging homeless seniors in art to understand need, developing focus groups, and using stories to understand experiences. Congratulations to all successful 2022 Social Work graduate student funding recipients.
May 18, 2022

Now hiring! Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is hiring for a two-year full-time contractually limited appointment in Canadian Politics and/or public policy with a focus on public law.
May 17, 2022

Congratulations to Roomana Hukil who successfully defended her doctoral thesis

Roomana Hukil successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled: Exploring Core-Periphery Subjectivities: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Environmental Movements in India.
May 12, 2022

McMaster approves creation of Indigenous Studies department

The new Indigenous Studies department will be home to the Indigenous Studies undergraduate program, a planned graduate program, and research and community-focused activities.
May 10, 2022

"In the News": The Department of Health, Aging & Society e-newsletter

The Spring 2022 edition of “In the News”, an electronic newsletter published by the Department of Health, Aging & Society, is now available.
May 06, 2022

PhD candidate sasha skaidra publishes in Environment and Planning C.

sasha's open-access article 'Seeing like a Zone: Privately deputized sovereignty within Toronto's Sanctuary City' has been published in Environment and Planning C.
May 06, 2022

Recipients of the 2022 Undergraduate Student Research Awards Announced

This year, there are 13 recipients of the USRAs.
May 06, 2022

2022 Faculty of Social Sciences Internal Award Winners Announced

The results of the 2022 Faculty of Social Sciences Internal Awards have been announced. The awards include the Early Career Researcher Award, the Impact Award, and the Scholar in Community Award.
May 06, 2022

To keep people — and their money — safe online, regulate dating platforms

PhD candidate, Carlo Charles, was featured in the Conversation.
May 05, 2022

Congratulations to Trina Vella who successfully defended her doctoral thesis

Trina Vella successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled: The Courts and Political Speech Rights: A Comparative Study
May 03, 2022

A sociodemographic profile of Ukrainian-Canadians

A study by Max Stick (PhD Candidate, McMaster) and Dr. Feng Hou (Statistics Canada), was recently published in Statistics Canada’s Economic and Social Reports. The article titled “A socio-demographic profile of Ukrainian-Canadians” provides an overview of the geographic distribution of Ukrainian-Canadians and their socio-demographic characteristics.
May 03, 2022

Doctoral Candidate, Rachel VanEvery, awarded Mitacs grant to work with CMHA Hamilton

Rachel VanEvery, PhD. Candidate in the Department of Health, Aging and Society, has been awarded a Mitacs Accelerate grant for a research internship with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) of Hamilton. The project, Investigating the Role of Peer Support in Reducing the Harms of Substance Use and Advancing Recovery: A Qualitative Analysis of CMHA Hamilton’s Community Mental Health Peer Support Initiatives, will be supervised by Dr. James Gillett, Associate Professor, Health, Aging and Society.
May 02, 2022

RDC News: May 2022

Register for the upcoming RDC Showcase, Saturday hours for May, holiday closings, a job posting, and a new data set profile.
Apr 28, 2022

McMaster political science department partners with three UK law schools on student exchange opportunity

The semester exchange program is open to political science students enrolled in public law and judicial studies and global citizenship specializations.
Apr 27, 2022

Why are men having more orgasms than women in heterosexual relationships?

Nicole Andrejek was published in The Conversation.
Apr 27, 2022

McMaster alum wins Around the Bay Road Race

Victoria Coates talks about her time at Mac and her preparation for the historic Hamilton race.
Apr 27, 2022

Social Sciences free career course now offered in Spring/Summer term

SOCSCI 2EL0 has a NEW Spring/Summer offering for students in Levels I, II, III and IV, including international students.
Apr 26, 2022

New book: Natural Resource-Based Development in Africa: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

Nathan Andrews, associate professor of political science has co-edited a new book exploring issues surrounding natural resource-based development in Africa. The book is fully open access.
Apr 26, 2022