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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

AltAusterity Digest #85 February 7-13, 2019

This week in Austerity News:

Feb 15, 2019

Attention Honours BSW and BSW Post Degree Applicants!

If you are planning to apply to the Honours BSW or BSW post-degree programs for September 2019 admission there are a few steps that you need to take as soon as possible!

Feb 13, 2019

Back by popular demand! “We are not the Others”

Please join us on February 28 at 2:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall in L.R Wilson Hall on the McMaster Campus for a free showing of the award winning play "We Are Not the Others, We Are Just Like You."

Feb 13, 2019

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 8: Global Policy and the Discontented

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University, in conjunction with the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization, Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition, Engineering and Public Policy Program, and the Centre for Climate Change is excited to present Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 8: Global Policy and the Discontented. The conference brings together graduate students whose research speaks to the questions raised in the fields of Globalization and policy studies.

Feb 13, 2019

Social Sciences Career Crawl: February 25 – March 22

A series of career events featuring alumni, profs, workshops, panels & more! Open to all Social Sciences students.

Feb 11, 2019

RESCHEDULED! #HASTALKS: Neighbourhoods in Bad Shape: Built form, neighbourhood decline, and household mobility

Lyndsey Rolheiser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University, will explore how the physical shape of neighbourhoods influences the cost of municipal services, the role of housing characteristics in neighbourhood decline, and how health impacts a household's neighbourhood choice.

Feb 11, 2019

AltAusterity Digest #84 January 31 - February 6, 2019

This week in Austerity News:

Feb 08, 2019

Jeff Denis receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant for community-driven research

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Denis, whose project “Azhe-mino-gahbewewin: Identifying Local Community Priorities for Reconciliation in Kenora, Ontario” was successfully funded by the SSHRC Insight Development program.

Feb 07, 2019

Anthropology Undergrad to receive Undergraduate Student Research Award

Congratulations to Rose Moir! She is the recipient of an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). The funds will allow her to spend the summer working on a research project with Dr. Tristan Carter in the McMaster Archaeological XRF Lab. Her project is entitled ‘Forms of Household Consumption of Obsidian at the Neolithic Site of Hasankeyf Höyük’.

Feb 05, 2019

Community Engagement on Fiscal Policy

How have civil society organizations and the public engaged on issues of austerity in Quebec?

Feb 05, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Jenny Kehl, Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Research Chair in Policy and Governance, February 6 - Water Scarcity as a Threat Multiplier

Feb 01, 2019

AltAusterity Digest #83 January 24-30, 2019

This week in Austerity News:

Feb 01, 2019

Casey Scheibling’s research featured in the Ottawa Citizen

The Ottawa Citizen published a feature on “daddy bloggers,” a group of men who write about their experience of fatherood. The article features PhD candidate Casey Scheibling’s research on this group, which argues that these men are pushing back against narrow visions of masculinity and fatherhood.

Jan 31, 2019

RDC News: February 2019

February hours, a call for proposals to The International Metropolis Conference, and the availability of a new data set.

Jan 31, 2019

Rakugo! Japanese sit-down comic storytelling

Rakugo has entertained generations of Japanese since the 17th century. From ghosts to geisha, samurai to salaryman, a solo performer brings scores of characters vividly to life in tales punctuated by various tones of voice, gestures, and facial expressions with a folding fan and hand towel as his only props. Monday, February 4, 7 p.m. join the Department of Religious Studies for a special performance by Yanagiya Tozaburo III.

Jan 30, 2019

Social Sciences awarded close to half a million dollars in SSHRC funding

Ten researchers from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $478,661 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The funding is being awarded through Insight Development Grants.

Jan 30, 2019

Has Bethsaida-Julias Finally Been Found?

The department of Religious Studies invites you to a presentation by Dr. R. Steven Notley (Nyack College, New York)

Jan 30, 2019

Paul Glavin receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant to study self-employment

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Glavin, whose research was successfully funded by the SSHRC Insight Development program.

Jan 30, 2019

Vanessa Watts receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant to study Indigenous knowledge

Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Watts, whose research was successfully funded by the SSHRC Insight Development program.

Jan 30, 2019

Congratulations to Alan Santinele Martino!

Congratulations to a McMaster Sociology PhD candidate Alan Santinele Martino on winning the 2019 Early Career Researcher (ECR) conference funding competition.

Jan 29, 2019

Young women of distinction

Social Sciences undergraduate students Cassidy Bereskin, Department of Political Science, and Maddie Brockbank, from the School of Social Work, have been nominated for a prestigious Hamilton YWCA Women of Distinction Award!

Jan 28, 2019