Skip to main content
McMaster University Menu Search

News & Events

Dr. Lisa Kaida receives SSHRC Insight Grant

Assistant Professor Dr. Lisa Kaida from the Department of Sociology has been awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Insight Grant.

Jun 18, 2018

Graduate Student Rochelle Wijesingha receives best article of the year award

Congratulations to Sociology PhdD candidate Rochelle Wijesingha for her award winning, co-authored paper in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education!

Jun 18, 2018

McMaster Sociology alumna awarded the Canadian Association of Social Workers' highest honour

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Glenn Drover Award for Outstanding Service is Sociology grad, Dr. Mary Valentich ’63

May 23, 2018

Social Psychology instructor receives Canadian Sociological Association Outstanding Graduating Doctoral Student Award

Congratulations to Katie Steeves, a 2018 recipient of the Canadian Sociological Association Graduating Doctoral Student Award.

May 23, 2018

Tina Fetner to lead the Canadian Sociological Association

Associate Professor Dr. Tina Fetner from the Department of Sociology has been elected president of the Canadian Sociological Association.

May 09, 2018

Black students still face major hurdles getting into university

Black, Latin American and southeast Asian Grade 12 students are less prepared for post-secondary education than white students, a new study by the Department of Sociology's Karen Robson shows

May 01, 2018

MA student Kyla Simms receives the Myra Baillie Academic Grant

McMaster University Sociology MA student Kyla Simms has been awarded the 2017-2018 Myra Baillie Academic Grant.

Apr 26, 2018

IGHC Research Seminar Series

Thursday, May 10, 1:00-2:30pm, L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University, Race, Refugees and the Current Crisis, Dr. Eric Tang

Apr 10, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Tomislav Filipovic

Supervised by Dr. Paul Glavin, Tomislav will be conducting a study that investigates the factors associated with whether an individual remains self-employed over time, or transitions to wage work or unemployment. Tomislav's research asks the question, "under what conditions are self-employment patterns indicative of the spread of precarious work versus growing entrepreneurialism in Canada?" His research would build upon previous work to determine what factors cause a transition from self-employment to wage work or unemployment.

Feb 28, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Allison Leanage

Sponsored and supervised by Dr. Marisa Young, Allison has been a research assistant at McMaster University and collaborated with Dr. John Fox on an article titled ‘R and the Journal of Statistical Software’. Allison is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Sociology.

Feb 21, 2018

Beyond the Media-Policy-Migration Nexus: Changing the Narrative on Refugee Reception

The Department of Sociology is please to host Canada Research Chair, Dr Christopher Kyriakides (York University). Monday, January 29, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., LRW-1003

Jan 19, 2018

Congratulations to our two CRESS Graduate Fellows

Sociology PhD candidates Tom Filipovic and Allison Leanage have been selected as Graduate Fellows of the Centre for Research in Empirical Social Sciences. They join the first cohort of CRESS Graduate Fellows.

Dec 20, 2017

Two recent PhDs selected for Alfred Hunter Memorial Award

Dr. Deena Abul Fottouh and Dr. Katie Steeves were each awarded the Alfred Hunter Memorial Award, given to a graduating PhD student at McMaster Sociology in recognition of academic excellence.

Nov 30, 2017

Adam Grearson receives Canadian Mental Health Association award

The Canadian Mental Health Association granted a $1,000 award to Sociology MA student, Adam Grearson, for achieving a high level of education while living with schizophrenia.

Nov 22, 2017

Gateway Cities News: New Publication on Inequality in BC Universities

Gateway Cities Team members from Toronto and Vancouver publish new journal article: "Ethnicity and Effectively Maintained Inequality in BC Universities" in the Canadian Review of Sociology

Nov 15, 2017

McMaster sociology PhD candidate receives GSA award for community service

McMaster University sociology PhD candidate Alan Santinele Martino has received the 2017 GSA Millennium Award for Community Service.

Nov 01, 2017

Social Sciences research team to study sexual behaviour in Canada

A McMaster University Social Sciences research team has been awarded a five-year SSHRC Insight Grant in the amount of $272,536 to conduct the first extensive study of social policy, attitudes and sexual behaviour in Canada.

Oct 12, 2017

Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award

McMaster Sociology faculty Dr. Marisa Young has received the prestigious Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario, Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science.

Oct 12, 2017

Gateway Cities News: Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS October 2017)

The Toronto team presented at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Annual Meeting (SLLS) in Scotland, UK on October 12, 2017 in the Paper Session on Further Education

Oct 12, 2017

Navigating the Risks of Speaking Out Against White Supremacy

On Friday, October 13, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm in Celebration Hall, Johnny Eric Williams will be speaking on the topic of "Navigating the Risks of Speaking Out Against White Supremacy". All are welcome.

Oct 05, 2017

McMaster PhD Candidate in sociology receives 2017 best student paper award

Julie Gouweloos, a PhD candidate in the Sociology department, was awarded the 2017 Student Paper Award for the Sexual Behaviour, Politics, and Communities Division at the Society for the Study of Social Problems conference in Montreal on August 12, 2017.

Sep 27, 2017