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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 15, 2019

Teaching at the Intersections

"Teaching at the Intersections: Identity, Social Location, & the Experiences of Teaching Assistants" A research presentation by Sociology PhD student, Alan Santinele-Martino, and fourth-year undergraduate student, Tianna-Lynn Follwell. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 4:30 p.m., L.R. Wilson Hall, room 1003

Jan 14, 2019

Experience learning a whole new way

The Faculty of Social Sciences' Office of Experiential Education does a lot more than help students get work experience, find jobs and discover funding opportunities: It broadens their horizons and helps them learn to navigate the world as well-rounded professionals.

Jan 10, 2019

Is trying something new worth risking your GPA?

What if we told you that you can step outside of your comfort zone to try an elective course outside of your program with no risk to your GPA?* Now you can with McMaster Personal Interest Courses (PIC).

Jan 10, 2019

Lisa Kaida receives SSHRC Insight Grant to study refugee integration

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Kaida, whose project with co-investigator Dr. Feng Hou of University of Victoria, was successfully funded by the SSHRC Insight program.

Jan 09, 2019

Academic advising extended hours

During Winter registration dates (Jan. 7 to 15) the Social Sciences Academic Advising Office in KTH 129 has extended drop-in hours.

Jan 07, 2019

It’s not too early to start thinking about Level II program selection

As the winter term begins, it’s not too soon for students to be thinking about Level II program selection. The range of programs options in the Social Sciences can be overwhelming, and the Faculty wants to help Level I students choose a program which best suits their educational and career goals.

Jan 07, 2019

Career Prep Day

Get ready for summer jobs, internships and jobs after graduation! Social Sciences students sign up to meet one-on-one with Experiential Education (EE) staff for a resume critique, cover letter critique or career advising.

Jan 03, 2019

McMaster Undergraduate Student Research Award goes to Brittany Gottvald

Sociology Specialist Major Brittany Gottvald was awarded a McMaster University Student Research Award by the McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences for her research project, “Examining the Correlation between Disability Status and Aboriginal Status among Postsecondary Students in Ontario.” Ms. Gottvald will work under the supervision of Dr. Karen Robson.

Nov 21, 2018

Responding to Gangs, Guns, and Violence in Ontario

Dr. Luca Berardi, Assistant Professor of Sociology engaged in a dialogue with government officials, the Toronto Police Department, and academics studying gun violence to reduce the problems of gangs and guns.

Nov 12, 2018

Sociology students present research at international conference

Sociology PhD student, Alan Santinele-Martino, and 4th-year undergraduate student, Tianna-Lynn Follwell, were part of a team from McMaster University presenting their research, “Teaching at the Intersections: Identity, Social Location, and the Experiences of Teaching Assistants” at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference in Bergen, Norway last month.

Nov 05, 2018

Dr. Jessica Rizk wins Alfred Hunter Memorial Award

Dr. Jessica Rizk completed her PhD at McMaster Sociology this year. She has been selected the winner of the Alfred A. Hunter Memorial Award in recognition of academic excellence.

Oct 31, 2018

Graduation – Student Checklist

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable convocation ceremony for you and your guests, please make certain you complete the following tasks by the appropriate deadlines. If you intend to graduate but will not be attending your ceremony, there are still tasks that must be completed to finalize your graduation.

Oct 29, 2018

Apply for the McCall MacBain International Fellowship

Valued at up to $23,500 per fellowship for up to 10 McMaster students, the McCall MacBain International Fellowship will offer you the chance to learn a new language, study, and gain work experience in a country of your interest.

Oct 22, 2018

Sociologists support Wellwood Run for Cancer at McMaster

Drs. Tina Fetner and Marisa Young were on campus at McMaster this weekend, running the 10km and 5km race, respectively, in support of the Wellwood Walk/Run/Wheel for awareness of colorectal cancer.

Oct 15, 2018

Research ethics: are we minimizing harm or maximizing bureaucracy?

Drs. Karen Robson and Reana Maier address bureaucratic overreach of research ethics board in an op-ed in University Affairs magazine. They ask, “Do we have any evidence that this level of procedural minutiae is providing improved protection of research participants or preventing unethical research?

Oct 10, 2018

McMaster's Faculty of Social Sciences is turning 50

Join us for a day of discovery as we celebrate 50 years of Social Sciences at McMaster! Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Oct 09, 2018

Fall Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) information sessions

Come out to learn more about the Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). The USRA provides you with an opportunity to receive funds of $3,500 to cover part-time, research-based activity over the Fall/Winter Terms.

Sep 24, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Fei-Ju Yang!

Congratulations to a McMaster Sociology graduate Dr. Fei-Ju Yang on starting an Analyst position in the Health Statistics Division at Statistics Canada.

Sep 21, 2018

American Sociological Association’s most-downloaded list features Dr. Jeff Denis

The American Sociological Association published the 2017 list of the most downloaded sociology articles in ASA journals this week. McMaster sociologist Jeff Denis is featured on this list, with his sole-authored article, “Contact Theory in a Small-Town Settler-Colonial Context: The Reproduction of Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-White Canadian Relations,” published in the American Review of Sociology in 2015.

Sep 14, 2018

Helping to change human habits

Alicia Giannetti, a recent grad with a double honours degree in sociology and religious studies and a minor in sustainability, has been awarded a Climate Change and Health – Innovation Award.

Sep 07, 2018