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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

So You Think a New Prison Will Save Your Town?

Sociology Professor Gregory Hooks is interviewed about his research that challenges the alleged economic benefits to rural American towns of building prisons.

Jun 14, 2016

This Year's John Porter Book Award

The Canadian Sociological Association present this year's John Porter Book Award to McMaster Sociology Professor Dr. Vic Satzewich, for Points of Entry: How Canada’s Immigration Officers Decide Who Gets In (2015).

May 31, 2016

Canadian Sociology for Sale? Academic Branding in the ‘Neo-Liberal Age

Recently defended PhD student Roger Pizarro Milian has published (with Scott Davies and David Zarifa) "Barriers to Differentiation: Applying Organizational Studies to Ontario Higher Education." in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 46(1): 19-37. This piece examines organizational forces that mediate the efficacy of current differentiation policies within the Ontario public university sector.

May 02, 2016

Dr. Jeff Denis Presents His Paper in Australia

Dr. Jeff Denis presented a paper based on his research on indigenous issues and de-colonialization in Canada in April 2016 at a symposium in Melbourne, Australia on The Non-Indigenous Responsibility to Engage: Scoping Reconciliation and Its Alternatives.

Apr 30, 2016

Promoting Sociological Research: A Toolkit

Dr. Tina Fetner has put together a toolkit published by The American Sociological Association for taking sociological research to a wider audience, from writing Op-Eds, using Social Media and doing media interviews.

Apr 29, 2016

Anti LBGT Moral Panics and Controversial Public Bathroom Legislations

Dr. Tina Fetner comments on anti LBGT moral panics in the United States, with regards to the controversial public bathroom legislations that are currently being debated.

Apr 27, 2016

McMaster PhD Sociology Student Sabreena Siddiqui's research was highlighted on CBS... response to a recently published study on boy-girl birth ratios among immigrants to Canada.

Apr 12, 2016

Sociology Student Featured in Last Month's Pathways Newsletter

Sociology Student Kristian Ferreira, was featured in last month Pathways newsletter.

Feb 29, 2016

Student Organized Conference on Indigenous Health Issues

Sociology MA student Christa Jonathan played a leadership role in putting together a student organized conference on indigenous health issues in Jan 2016.

Jan 13, 2016

Most-downloaded CRS Article in 2015

Dr. Vic Satzewich 2014 article "Canadian Visa Officers and the Social Construction of 'Real' Spousal Relationships" in the Canadian Review of Sociology (CRS) was the most-downloaded CRS article in 2015 (with 865 downloads). It was the second-most popular downloaded article in 2014 with 1,112 download.

Dec 31, 2015