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AltAusterity Digest #6 July 20-26, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jul 28, 2017

Social Sciences in Action! 80-hour placement course

SOC SCI 3F03: Social Sciences in Action, is your go-to course to build experience, make contacts, and see your degree in action!

Jul 26, 2017

Age Friendly Communities or Austerity Friendly Communities?

Meghan Joy (Concordia) speaks on the layered interactions between austerity and social policy on aging

Jul 25, 2017

New Anthropology Courses for Fall 2017

New courses this fall: Storytelling, Fable, and Song - The Anthropology of Oral Traditions and Archaeological Practice in Ontario - An Introduction to Academic and Consultant Archaeologies

Jul 24, 2017

New report on immigration and integration in Hamilton

Mirna Carranza of the School of Social Work, recently released a report that analyzed the experience of immigrants to the city of Hamilton and considered the role of the child welfare system in their integration and adaptation.

Jul 24, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #5: July 13-19, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jul 21, 2017

Ottawa should put more focus on Education Quality for Immigration Screening

In an online briefing, C.D. Howe Institute publishes recent PhD graduate Qing Li's piece on education quality.

Jul 20, 2017

Welcome Dr. Geraldina Polanco

School of Labour Studies welcomes Dr. Geraldina Polanco

Jul 18, 2017

Corporate Tax in the UK

Tax expert Alex Cobham, Director at the Tax Justice Network (TJN) discusses the relationship between austerity and corporate taxes in the UK.

Jul 18, 2017

Two Political Science PhD students earn coveted Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Political Science is thrilled to announce that Claudia Diaz Rios and Hubert Rioux Ouimet are both recipients of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships in the 2016-17 competition.

Jul 17, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #4: July 6-12, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jul 14, 2017

Canada 150 Chairs: Seeking internationally-based researchers to join our Faculty

The Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University is seeking outstanding, internationally-based researchers (including Canadian expatriates) at all career stages for consideration as Canada 150 Research Chairs nominees.

Jul 13, 2017

Fringe Festival Play highlights stories of Hamilton's immigrant women

Local professor's play receives outstanding reviews. Mirna Carranza McMaster School of Social Work’s "We Are Not the Others" tells real stories of Hamilton immigrants.

Jul 13, 2017

New project to tackle questions of austerity

Political Science Professor, Dr. Stephen McBride, heads up an international project aimed at discussing the effects of and alternatives to austerity measures adopted by various levels of governments.

Jul 13, 2017

Let's talk Austerity and its Alternatives

International knowledge mobilization project on austerity launches!

Jul 12, 2017

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Stay Tuned for the 2017-2018 lineup

The colloquium series will be offered on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00, dates to follow. A new list of speakers will be posted in the fall!

Jul 12, 2017

Updating Austerity in Ireland

After 2008, an economic contraction in Ireland led to austerity politics and policies. Dr. John Hogan and Dr. Brendan O'Rourke of the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland analyze the macroeconomic conditions of growth and decline in Ireland from pre-2008 to now.

Jul 11, 2017

PhD Student Val Muzik wins award at the Science Diplomacy and Arctic Council Program at Dartmouth College!

Political Science PhD Student Val Muzik won an award for a policy paper on international negotiation and science communication at the US-Canada Science Diplomacy and Leadership Workshop and Model Arctic Council at Dartmouth College from 25-30 June.

Jul 10, 2017

Testing the waters: Building relationships through Reconciliation

McMaster University School of Social Work is pleased to announce Dr. Bonnie Freeman (PI) and Dr. Trish Van Katwyk (Co-Applicant) (University of Waterloo) as recipients of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant for their project titled, “Testing the Waters: Building Relationships through Reconciliation and a Two Row Research Paradigm”.

Jul 10, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #3: June 28-July 5, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Jul 07, 2017

The Long History of Austerity in Canada

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Jul 04, 2017