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McMaster University Faculty of Social Sciences news and current events.

Call for Community Submissions for Resilience & Connection: Artistic Explorations of Mental Health

We are looking for Hamilton-based submissions for, "Resilience & Connection: Artistic Explorations of Mental Health," to be exhibited locally in Hamilton during CMHA Mental Health Week in May 2023!
Mar 10, 2023

RDC News: March 2023

Saturday hours for March, researcher congrats and kudos, and a new data set profile.
Mar 02, 2023

Vass Bednar named one of Globe and Mail’s 2023 Changemakers

The executive director of McMaster’s Master of Public Policy in Digital Society program was recently featured as one of 50 ‘Changemakers’ in one of Canada’s top publications.
Feb 28, 2023

MIHE & ARMS Co-Hosted Invited Speaker Event: Dr. Andrea Gonzalez

Join us remotely via Zoom for, "Assessing & Addressing Health Equity in Children's Mental Health: Lessons Learned from Implementing Community Parenting Programs", with Dr. Andrea Gonzalez on Feb. 27, 2023 from 2:30-3:30 PM EST.
Feb 21, 2023

#HASTalks: Engaging with Participation, Knowledge, and Power: The Co-Creation of Intervention Research Tackling Inequities in Health and Social Care

Vicky Bungay, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Gender, Equity, and Community Engagement, and Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, will illustrate how community-based, participatory research (CBPR) shapes intervention research including the metrics necessary to test feasibility and acceptability in a pilot study to enhance health and social care among women experiencing gender-based violence and street-involvement.
Feb 17, 2023

Resilience & Connection: Artistic Explorations of Mental Health, a Student Art Exhibition

Join us for the opening night reception of, "Resilience & Connection: Artistic Explorations of Mental Health,", a Student Art Exhibition, Mar. 2, 2023 from 6:00-9:00 PM.
Feb 15, 2023


The Department of Religious Studies is now accepting applications for our brand new one-year MA program for the Fall 2023 intake!
Feb 14, 2023

PhD graduate students receive SSHRC doctoral scholarships

All four of the department’s SSHRC graduate nominees win major doctoral scholarships.
Feb 13, 2023

The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to announce the launch of a new 1-year M.A. program!

Applications opening soon for Fall 2023 intake - stay tuned!
Feb 07, 2023

PhD candidate Noah Fry publishes in Canadian Foreign Policy Journal

Noah’s article ‘Dairy concessions in Canadian trade: a discursive institutionalist account’ has been published in the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.
Feb 07, 2023

PhD Candidate Cassandra Preece Discusses Canada-Myanmar Relations Two Years Following Military Coup

Cassandra Preece recently published in the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s online blog, Dispatch, discussing the anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar and Canada’s role in the country as we look to the future.
Feb 06, 2023

Design for Change 2023

Help address social issues around homelessness for a chance to win up to $3000!
Feb 01, 2023

Careers and Experiential Education Grad School Workshop

Considering Grad School? Attend our Workshop on February 8th from 12:30pm – 1pm
Jan 31, 2023

(VIRTUAL) Labour Studies x Sociology Speaker Series: Dr. Maureen Kihika

Black Caregivers, Border Regimes and (Un)Belonging in Canada: 'Everyday' Life as Resistance in the Workplace
Jan 31, 2023

Volunteer with Distress Centre Halton and Make an Impact in your Community!

Attend the Distress Centre of Halton Virtual Information Session on January 31st to learn about volunteer opportunities in your community.
Jan 30, 2023

Congratulations to Scott Smith who successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Scott Smith successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: Convening Authority in Global Education: A Case Study of the OECD's Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes
Jan 27, 2023

Plagued by a cryptic clock: insight and issues from the global phylogeny of Yersinia pestis

Pandemic Y. pestis lineages emerged decades before being historically documented from European sources.
Jan 25, 2023

RDC News: February 2023

Saturday hours for February, holiday closures, researcher congrats and kudos, and a new data set profile.
Jan 24, 2023

Event Recording: ARMS Spotlight: Fulbright Research Chair Series - Dr. Imani Scott

Watch our recording of "Psychological Risks of Advocacy: Exploring the Mental Health Needs of Black and Indigenous Human Rights Advocates in the U.S. and Canada", a talk presented by Dr. Imani Michelle Scott on Nov. 29th, 2022.
Jan 24, 2023

Five Social Sciences Graduate Students Awarded Community-Engaged Research (CER) Internships

The Community Research Platform (CRP), through its Community-Engaged Research (CER) Graduate Student Internship Program, has awarded five graduate student internships.
Jan 23, 2023

Stag and Doe Parties: An Ontario Tradition of Raising Money for a Wedding

Dr. Tina Fetner, Professor of Sociology, offers her insights in a recent New York Times article
Jan 20, 2023