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For the love of qualitative data

May 17 - 19, 2017, qualitative researchers from around the world will be meeting as McMaster University hosts the 34th Qualitative Analysis Conference (QAC). The conference will include close to 200 paper presentations from researchers from over 18 countries representing over 40 disciplines.

Apr 10, 2017

Research cluster aims to enhance dialogue and networking among sociologists of education in Canada

Sociologists and education researchers from around the province recently gathered on the McMaster campus for the Second Annual Canadian Sociology of Education Conference.

Feb 17, 2017

Sociologists of Distinction

McMaster Sociologists nominated for the YWCA Hamilton Woman of Distinction Awards.

Feb 15, 2017

New research on immigrant earnings in Atlantic Canada

A new publication by Sociology faculty Lisa Kaida, compares the earnings of immigrants who settle in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to those who settle in Atlantic Canada. Results indicate the returns to postgraduate degrees and foreign credentials on earnings are higher out East. What implications do these findings have for immigrant settlement policy?

Feb 10, 2017

Podcast | Do Same-sex and Straight Weddings Aspire to the Fairytale?

Sociology Professors Tina Fetner and Melanie Heath discuss their article, "Do Same-sex and Straight Weddings Aspire to the Fairytale? Women’s Conformity and Resistance to Traditional Weddings," which is published in the December 2016 issue of Sociological Perspectives.

Feb 07, 2017

Film explores dark legacy of colonization roads in Muskoka and beyond

Metroland Media quoted the Department of Sociology's Jeff Denis, who appears in a film about "colonization roads" that run through Muskoka and Parry Sound, and are the focus of a CBC documentary to be aired on Thurs., Jan. 26.

Jan 23, 2017

McMaster working with the City of Hamilton to help youth find pathways to higher education

Peer supporters from the City of Hamilton’s Xperience Annex program participated in a drop-in course taught by Social Sciences professor, Tina Fetner during this weeks visit to the McMatser campus.

Jan 20, 2017

Canadian immigration applications could soon be assessed by computers

Sociology professor Vic Satzewich, talks to the Star about “predictive analytics” technology that would evaluate immigration applications in a way that’s similar to the work performed by officials today.

Jan 05, 2017

Sociology student recognized for extraordinary community service by Ontario University Athletics

McMaster Maurauder, Kristian Ferreira is a leader on the soccer field, on the campus and in the community.

Nov 26, 2016

Kellie Leitch misses the point about immigration

The Department of Sociology's Dr. Vic Satzewich comments on Kellie Leitch's use of his book 'Points of Entry: How Canada’s Visa Officers Decide Who Gets' In' in Wednesday night’s Conservative leadership debate in an op-ed featured in The Globe and Mail.

Nov 11, 2016

Former McMaster Sociology M.A. student, appointed to the Canadian Senate

Tony Dean, ’80 M.A., Sociology is one of six senators appointed last week to fill vacancies in Ontario. Read the Globe and Mail article.

Nov 08, 2016

Sociologists comment on Canadian hockey development policy

McMaster University Department of Sociology's, Philip White, an expert in elite sport and social class, comments on Hockey Canada's role in making Canada's nation sport accessible for everyone in The Hamilton Spectator

Nov 08, 2016

How Canada Got It Right: The Regulation of Securitization in the U.S., Canada, and Spain

Guest Lecturer | Kimberly Pernell-Gallagher, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 3:30pm – 5pm BSB 104

Oct 19, 2016

Reuben Hill Award 2016

McMaster Sociology faculty Dr. Marisa Young was the 2016 winner of the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

Sep 21, 2016

Theological Research Seminar

Katie Steeves, “She’s My Pastor” Stories of Women Who Hear the Call to Ministry, Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 12:30 - 1:20 PM, Hurlburt Hall, McMaster Divinity College.

Sep 12, 2016

Judging Women’s Sexual Agency: Contemporary Sex Wars in the Legal Terrain of Prostitution and Polygamy

Dr. Melanie Heath , former McMaster PhD student Jessica Braimoh, and McMaster doctoral candidate Julie Gouweloos have published: Melanie Heath, Jessica Braimoh, and Julie Gouweloos. 2016. "Judging Women’s Sexual Agency: Contemporary Sex Wars in the Legal Terrain of Prostitution and Polygamy," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 42(1): 199-225.

Sep 05, 2016

"Sociology Wars" in the International Sociological Association on-line journall Global Dialogue

McMaster Sociology Professor Neil McLaughlin and former McMaster PhD student and now Chair of the Sociology Department at Lakehead University Antony Puddephatt write about the "Sociology Wars" in the International Sociological Association on-line journal Global Dialogue.

Sep 01, 2016

Racism and Inequity won’t be Ended by Awareness Alone

Dr. Jeff Denis recently published an opinion piece in The Hamilton Spectator based on his extensive research and public sociology on issues of racism, inequality and indigenous treaty rights in Canada.

Jul 12, 2016

US Attitudes Towards Lesbian & Gay People are better than ever

Dr. Tina Fetner has an analysis of trends about the changing attitudes in the United States about gay and lesbian rights in Contexts, a public outreach journal of the American Sociological Association.

Jul 01, 2016

"Good Indians, bad Indians"

Dr. Jeff Denis published an opinion piece in the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal newspaper on public opinion on indigenous issues.

Jun 26, 2016

Half-day Conference: Healthy Children and Families

Dr. Marisa Young participated in the Half-day Conference: Healthy Children and Families. One of five speakers, she was speaking on "Neighbourhood Influences on Parents’ Work-Family Conflict and the Implications for Child Health and Well-Being.” This half-day conference was part of the “Big Ideas, Better Cities” series.

Jun 23, 2016