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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

Transnational Lives in a Globalizing World: SOCWORK 3B03 Poster Exhibit - Tuesday, November 28

Students in SOCWORK 3B03 - Transnational Lives in a Globalizing World will be hosting a poster exhibit on Tuesday, November 28 from 2:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. in BSB-136. Please see the flyer for more information. All are welcome so please pop by if you can!

Nov 22, 2017

Does receiving subsidized housing affect mental health? Results from a natural experiment in the Greater Toronto West

Dr. Jim Dunn, Professor & Chair, Department of Health, Aging & Society; McMaster University Director, McMaster Institute for Healthier Environments, will present his findings regarding the effects of subsidized housing on the mental health of individuals in Hamilton, Halton, Peel and Toronto who were on the waitlist for social housing.

Nov 22, 2017

Graduate student writing retreat

The Department of Religious Studies is holding a writing retreat on Friday, December 8. All members of the department are encouraged to attend.

Nov 22, 2017

Scholarship Available for ASEAN students

The Canadian government/DFATD is now giving scholarship to students from 10 ASEAN states to conduct short term research or study in Canada.

Nov 21, 2017

Who is Heard in Canadian Policymaking?

What is the role of NGOs in the policy process?

Nov 21, 2017

Research Forum on Immigration, Borders, and Social Justice

School of Social Work SW3B03 Transnational Lives in a Globalizing World presents: Research Forum on Immigration, Borders, and Social Justice. A set of presentations that move us through considerations of borders, border crossings and their effects on international migrants. Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017, 2:30-4:30pm, BSB-136

Nov 20, 2017

WATCH Co-PI Marvelous Muchenje Awarded 2017 MAPS Award

WATCH Co-PI Marvelous Muchenje was the recipient of this year's McMaster Association of Part-time studies (MAPS) Centennial Award. Congratulations Marvelous!

Nov 20, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #22 November 9-15, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Nov 17, 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

'The Lost Decade'

What does austerity look like today in the United Kingdom?

Nov 14, 2017

Career Pop-Up: Hamilton City Hall

Sign up for a two hour career pop-up Wednesday, November 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Visit City Hall for career information and networking opportunities.

Nov 13, 2017

IGHC Working Paper Series 17/1 "Reworking Resilience"

IGHC Working Paper Series circulates papers by members of the Institute as well as other faculty members and invited graduate students at McMaster University working on the theme of globalization.

Nov 13, 2017

November 14 RIPS: Documenting the 'killing fields' of Sri Lanka: Atrocity images and the politics of habeas corpus extremis

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) hosted by the Department of Political Science presents, Dr. Narendran Kumarakulasingam, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University. Tuesday, November 14 from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room 709

Nov 13, 2017

Working? Employment Policy in Canada

Since the economic crisis of 2007/8, signs of discontent among citizens of Western democracies include the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote. Such examples suggest that many people may feel increasingly alienated from the economic and political forces that shape their lives. Political scientist Stephen McBride new book explores the experience of work in today’s labour market.

Nov 13, 2017

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement and Innovation

Chelsea Gabel, assistant professor, health, aging and society, is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement and Innovation (Tier 2).

Nov 12, 2017

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Bioarchaeology of Human Disease renewed

Megan Brickley of the the Department of Anthropology is one of a handful of Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) who have recently had their chairs advanced or renewed.

Nov 12, 2017

McMaster political scientists wade into OMB hearings over Hamilton’s ward boundaries

PhD student Rachel Barnett and Professor Karen Bird's research paper on visible minority vote dilution in Ontario municipalities highlighted in Ontario Municipal Board hearings over the City of Hamilton's ward boundaries.

Nov 10, 2017

Department wins two Graduate Student Association awards

Political Science's Manuela Dozzi takes home the Graduate Student Association (GSA) staff award. Professor Tony Porter wins President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.

Nov 10, 2017