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Canada’s announcements about its border have not left international students with a sense of security

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Handy Charles published his analysis of Canada’s border closure in The Conversation.
Mar 31, 2020

Marisa Young helps stressed-out families with work-life balance

When you ask Marisa Young about her research, she tells you about the nurse.
Mar 26, 2020

A message from Dean Hurley to the Faculty of Social Sciences

"You have shown immense diligence in your response to COVID-19 thus far. Thank you for working hard to create the supports needed for the next few weeks. I ask for your continued patience as we strive to adapt to this continuously evolving situation."
Mar 15, 2020

Dr. Dawne Moon’s talk “God, Sex, and Health,” March 11

Department of Sociology is co-sponsoring Dr. Dawne Moon’s talk on March 11
Feb 25, 2020

Condom nation

Researchers at McMaster University have peered into the most intimate moments of sexually active women and men across Canada to ask if they’re using condoms, all in an effort to gather data that could inform decisions around public health and sex education. What’s emerged is a blended picture of trends in the use of condoms to prevent sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.
Feb 25, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Robson!

Dr. Karen Robson has received an Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer grant.
Feb 10, 2020

Are Refugees More Likely to Leave Initial Destinations than Economic Immigrants?

A recent study by Dr. Lisa Kaida, Dr. Feng Hou of Statistics Canada, and PhD Candidate Max Stick has been published by Statistics Canada.
Feb 03, 2020

Municipal Funding for Social Supports in Halifax, Nova Scotia

This recently published article by PhD Candidate Max Stick and Dr. Howard Ramos examines funding trends for social support organizations in Halifax, Nova Scotia, between 1996-2016.
Jan 27, 2020

Why Book Reviewing Isn’t Going Anywhere

McMaster professor Phillipa Chong’s latest book is featured in The American Scholar
Jan 20, 2020

The long-term economic outcomes of refugee private sponsorship

A recent study by Dr. Lisa Kaida, Feng Hou of Statistics Canada, and PhD Candidate Max Stick has been published by Statistics Canada.
Jan 14, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Casey Scheibling!

Congratulations to Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Scheibling, whose research was successfully funded by McMaster’s Arts Research Board (SSHRC Explore –Standard Research and Research Creation Grant).
Jan 07, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Diana Singh!

Congratulations to Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Diana Singh, whose research was successfully funded by McMaster’s Arts Research Board (SSHRC Explore –Standard Research and Research Creation Grant).
Jan 07, 2020

Phillipa Chong receives SSHRC Explore - Major Collaborative Project Seed Grant

McMaster professor Phillipa K Chong has been awarded a SSHRC Explore - Major Collaborative Project Seed Grant.
Dec 23, 2019

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Charles’ new journal article

In his Journal of Loss and Trauma article, McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Handy Charles and his collaborators examine how pre-migration, migration, and post-migration pathways affect Haitian asylum seekers' mental health in Canada.
Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Karen Robson on The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Dr. Karen Robson was one of the panellists on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
Dec 17, 2019

Sociology Professor Phillipa Chong was interviewed about her new book “Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times.”

Phillipa Chong was interviewed about her new book “Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times” for the podcast, SOCANNEX.
Dec 17, 2019

Workers in the gig economy feel lonely and powerless - Paul Glavin

The gig economy is quickly becoming a central part of Canadian life. The jobs aren’t just limited to Uber and Skip the Dishes. Grocery stores, laundries and more are banking on a new workforce that will accept jobs on a per-task basis. Even a hallmark of Canadian life — snow-shovelling — is being absorbed into the gig economy.
Nov 26, 2019

Are blogs jeopardizing journalistic integrity?

McMaster professor Phillipa Chong’s research discusses the growth of blogging and its relation to professional journalism as different genres of writing, or “epistemic styles.”
Nov 18, 2019

Global Anger

A lively discussion explored the global upsurge in populism, nationalism, and protest in a November 11 event at McMaster University sponsored by the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.
Nov 14, 2019

A Public Discussion on Populism and Nationalism

What does the global upsurge in populism and nationalism signify globally, nationally, and personally? Please join Tina Fetner, James Ingram, Neil McLaughlin, Tony Porter, and Petra Rethmann for a public discussion on Mon, Nov 11 2:30-4:00 PM in LRW 1003.
Nov 07, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Casey Scheibling!

Congratulations to a McMaster Sociology graduate Dr. Casey Scheibling on Alfred Hunter Memorial Award.
Nov 04, 2019