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Student recruitment needs culture classes

In a Times Higher Education piece co-authors Arthur Sweetman of McMaster's Department of Economics, Ross Finne and Richard Mueller look at cultural factors as barriers to increased university access in Canada.

Aug 18, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #9 July 10-16, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Aug 18, 2017

Social Sciences Media Spotlight | Aug. 8 to 14, 2017

The McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences is known for making a positive impact on the local, national and international stages. Here are some highlights of the many McMaster Soc Sci stories making news.

Aug 17, 2017

9 interesting and unexpected courses for 2017-18

Don’t get stuck in stereotypes. Religious Studies isn’t about preparing to join a religious order. It’s an interdisciplinary field where we critically explore and analyze religion, culture, and diversity. Discover some of the most interesting and intriguing classes of 2017-18.

Aug 17, 2017

McMaster climbs in global rankings - 66th in world, third in Canada

Fuelled by significant increases in published and cited research and improved academic performance, the University vaults 17 places from its 2016 ranking where it was 83rd in the world and fourth in Canada.

Aug 17, 2017

We must speak out against racism

"We cannot sit passively by and let the seeds of intolerance that have been sown to flourish. " - Ameil J. Joseph, McMaster School of Social Work

Aug 16, 2017

Part-time job opportunity available

Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex, is seeking an educated, organized individual to join their team on a temporary, part-time basis as a Human Rights and Health Equity Assistant.

Aug 16, 2017

Teaching/Marking Assistant positions available for 2017/2018

TA/Marker positions available for the following courses: HLTH AGE 1AA3E, 1BB3, 1BB3E, 1CC3, 1CC3E, 2A03, 2GG3, 2GG3E, 2L03, 3AA3, 3L03E.

Aug 16, 2017

Job opportunity for graduates from Health, Aging and Society

Home Instead Senior Care is seeking a kind and compassionate individual to join their team as a full-time Client Care Coordinator at their Hamilton location.

Aug 16, 2017

Tax Expenditures in Canada

How are tax expenditures (e.g. tax loopholes) connected to austerity?

Aug 15, 2017

Move into LR Wilson Hall Complete for CRESS and Affiliated Labs

New spaces offer higher security and easier collaboration

Aug 11, 2017

Canada welcomes refugees, but shuts the door on asylum seekers

Sociology professor, Vic Satzewich, writes opinion editorial in the Globe and Mail about asylum seekers.

Aug 11, 2017

NAFTA talks see Trump in driver’s seat – and Canada at risk

Mexico has traditionally been NAFTA's biggest loser. But Canada is at risk if the U.S. gets its way in removing a dispute settlement mechanism from the deal in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations. Atif Kubursi, Professor Emeritus of Economics, discusses the benefits and pitfalls of NAFTA in "The Conversation".

Aug 11, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #8 August 3-9, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Aug 11, 2017

McMaster Political Scientist recognized with Canada Sesquicentennial Award

Henry Jacek of the Department of Political Science was recently honoured with a Canada Sesquicentennial award in recognition of his efforts to engage the community and McMaster students in the civic life of Canada.

Aug 10, 2017

Political Science students shine

Undergraduate students, Sneha Moraes, Adam Chiaravalle, James Ankers and Gabriela Niemczyk recognized for outstanding academic achievements.

Aug 09, 2017

VIDEO: Corporate Taxes and Austerity in the UK

See Alex Cobham (Tax Justice Network) discuss how taxes and austerity interact in the UK

Aug 08, 2017

AltAusterity Digest #7 July 27-August 2, 2017

This week in Austerity News:

Aug 04, 2017

Political Science student gives a virtual tour of Parliament

Uwais Patel, a third year student is in Ottawa this summer as part of the Department of Political Science's Public Service Leadership course. Recently, he took over the McMaster University Snapchat account to showcase part of his summer experience as an intern with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Aug 02, 2017

Austerity in Quebec: Neither Romance Nor Despair

McMaster Political Science professor Peter Graefe writes on the state of austerity in Quebec.

Jul 31, 2017

Social Sciences Media Spotlight | June 10 to July 29, 2017

The McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences is known for making a positive impact on the local, national and international stages. Here are some highlights of the many McMaster Social Sciences stories making news.

Jul 30, 2017