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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Attuning Our Senses

Bringing sensorial attention to the world around opens us up to the presence of others: humans, non-humans, other-than-humans. Dr Petra Rethmann publishes multimedia essay on sensorial attunement, which is the seventh piece in the 2020 Visions: Imagining (Post-) COVID Worlds series, which aims to reflect on the uneven impacts of the “pandemic year” and to consider new futures that might be made possible in its wake. Series editors: Weishun Lu, Juniper Lewis, Richelle Wilson, and Addie Hopes. Edge Effects is a digital magazine about environmental issues produced by graduate students at the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), a research center within the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
May 07, 2021

PhD Candidate Mohammad Ferdosi collaborator on SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant

New project aims to advance research and tools in support of poverty reduction advocacy and education work
May 07, 2021

Meet your Political Science Instructors for Spring/Summer 2021

As Spring/Summer 2021 approaches, we are excited to profile a few of the instructors who will be teaching our courses this year.
May 06, 2021

McMaster CityLAB Semester in Residence students help build a better Hamilton

McMaster students collaborate with the City of Hamilton to find solutions to real-world problems
May 06, 2021

Does this conversation sound familiar to you? Have you felt stuck on how to gain work experience?

Presenting Level UP, a new innovative work-integrated learning program designed to provide students with real work experience. Work on short-term projects for real organizations and get paid to do it!
May 06, 2021

Survey shows some bosses are using the pandemic as an excuse to push workers

Stephanie Ross of the School of Labour Studies and Wayne Lewchuk, Professor Emeritus School of Labour Studies and Department of Economics, McMaster University, have been published in The Conversation.
May 06, 2021

Indigenous communities should be able to choose online voting, especially during COVID-19: Report

Chelsea Gabel of McMaster Indigenous Studies and Nicole Goodman of Brock University have been featured in The Conversation, following the publication of research that shows that online voting enhances Indigenous communities' participation, self-determination and governance.
May 04, 2021

CERB was luxurious compared to provincial social assistance

Based on a recent COVID-19 impact study on Ontario workers, Peter Graefe and Mohammad Ferdosi of the Department of Political Science have written an article comparing the experiences of Ontarians living on CERB to provincial social assistance programs.
May 03, 2021

Research shows online voting could be transformative for Indigenous communities

A new report by McMaster University and Brock University researchers finds that online voting could have a significant impact on the democratic process in Indigenous communities.
May 03, 2021

McMaster Sociology faculty members featured at upcoming annual Canadian Sociological Association conference

Several McMaster Sociology faculty will be presenting at and participating in the annual CSA conference from May 31 – June 4, 2021, including a conference keynote talk by Dr. Vanessa Watts.
May 03, 2021

Dr. Netina Tan named University Scholar

Congratulations to Dr. Netina Tan on being named University Scholar, 2021-2025.
May 03, 2021

Adrienne Davidson is a member of a team seeking to understand parents’ perspectives of early childhood education and care services.

The team collaborated on a presentation entitled "Using marketing research methodologies to study parents' preferences and understanding of early childhood education and care services".
Apr 30, 2021

Mac Anthro Graduate receives Prestigious Postdoctoral Funding

Recent McMaster Anthropology alumnus, Dr. Dorian Juric, has been granted three prestigious awards to fund various portions of his upcoming postdoctoral research. A Social Sciences and Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship will be bringing him to the University of Ottawa this summer, while a Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Award and a Wenner Gren Post PhD Research Grant will be funding various aspects of his digital and in-person field work. Dr. Juric’s forthcoming research is focused on longue durée historical and cultural formulations elicited in nativist aggression and anti-migrant folklore in a long-standing border region bridging the nations of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia.
Apr 30, 2021

Undergraduate student participants needed for a Wellness Study

Would you like to participate in a proactive wellness study exploring the impact of online group verbal or music therapy for the management of stress and anxiety?
Apr 29, 2021

Instead of jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue, try acting your age

An article by Nicole Dalmer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University and Sally Chivers, Professor of English and Gender & Women’s Studies, Trent University was published to The Conversation.
Apr 28, 2021

The Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative has been shortlisted in the CMHC Housing Supply Challenge

The challenge brings together experts across Canada to propose innovative solutions that address barriers to housing supply and affordability.
Apr 27, 2021

RDC News: May 2021

Upcoming holiday hour changes, Saturday hours for May, and a new data set.
Apr 27, 2021

Anthropology Professor, Hendrik Poinar, is a recipient of the New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration 2019 Grant

The grant is for Poinar's research, which is called Ancient memory: "Reconstructing the antibody repertoires of ancient humans to probe infectious diseases of the past"
Apr 27, 2021

MPP-DS Collaborates with the Toronto Public Library to Launch Lecture Series

McMaster's Master of Public Policy in Digital Society is partnering with the Toronto Public Library on a 5-month lecture series, beginning in May 2021.
Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Chong’s book Inside the Critics’ Circle praised in the American Journal of Sociology

Dr. Phillipa Chong’s 2020 book, Inside the Critics’ Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times (Princeton University Press), receives a glowing review in the American Journal of Sociology – the most prestigious sociology journal in North America.
Apr 22, 2021

New mapping tool plots social science projects with 130 community partners

McMaster University’s Faculty of Social Sciences has launched the Community Research Platform, an initiative that brings together academics and community organizations to tackle some of the most significant challenges facing the Hamilton community.
Apr 21, 2021