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Meet Social Sciences valedictorian Harjot Shoker

Faculty of Social Sciences valedictorian Harjot Kaur Shoker graduates June 15 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. We asked Harjot, who is going on to study for an MSc in occupational therapy at U of T, a few questions about herself. Here’s what she had to say.
Jun 17, 2022

Meet Mac grad, Finley Kibbey-Dunne

Finley Kibbey-Dunne graduates this week with a political science degree, specializing in public law and judicial studies. Finley talks about his love for politics, his plans for a future law career and his fond memories of Welcome Week.
Jun 14, 2022

Why New Zealand is right to call out Canada on its dairy industry

Noah Fry was featured in the Conversation.
Jun 13, 2022

Now hiring! Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is hiring for a two-year full-time contractually limited appointment in Canadian Politics and/or public policy with a focus on public law.
May 17, 2022

Congratulations to Roomana Hukil who successfully defended her doctoral thesis

Roomana Hukil successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled: Exploring Core-Periphery Subjectivities: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Environmental Movements in India.
May 12, 2022

PhD candidate sasha skaidra publishes in Environment and Planning C.

sasha's open-access article 'Seeing like a Zone: Privately deputized sovereignty within Toronto's Sanctuary City' has been published in Environment and Planning C.
May 06, 2022

2022 Faculty of Social Sciences Internal Award Winners Announced

The results of the 2022 Faculty of Social Sciences Internal Awards have been announced. The awards include the Early Career Researcher Award, the Impact Award, and the Scholar in Community Award.
May 06, 2022

Congratulations to Trina Vella who successfully defended her doctoral thesis

Trina Vella successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled: The Courts and Political Speech Rights: A Comparative Study
May 03, 2022

McMaster political science department partners with three UK law schools on student exchange opportunity

The semester exchange program is open to political science students enrolled in public law and judicial studies and global citizenship specializations.
Apr 27, 2022

McMaster alum wins Around the Bay Road Race

Victoria Coates talks about her time at Mac and her preparation for the historic Hamilton race.
Apr 27, 2022

New book: Natural Resource-Based Development in Africa: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

Nathan Andrews, associate professor of political science has co-edited a new book exploring issues surrounding natural resource-based development in Africa. The book is fully open access.
Apr 26, 2022

Salsa Sarhan receives the 2022 Rudy Heinzl Award

You may know her as the president of the MSSS, but Salsa is also extremely dedicated to community service. Recently, she received the prestigious Rudy Heinzl Award from the MSU. In this Q&A, she talks about the win and what motivates her to leave a lasting impact at McMaster and the Hamilton community.
Apr 11, 2022

Political Science 4D06 Students Participate in Simulation

Students in Political Science 4D06 engaged in a mock National Security Council (NSC) meeting in which they debated a response to a Russian incursion into the Baltics.
Apr 08, 2022

Congratulations to Mohammad Ferdosi who successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Mohammad Ferdosi successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: The Development of Employment Protection Legislation in the United Kingdom (1963-2018) and Sweden (1971-2020)
Apr 07, 2022

Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum for Students

Funding available for Social Sciences students to attend this in-person event on April 10. Apply for funding by April 4.
Apr 01, 2022

Mother and daughter McMaster grads help launch program supporting Afghan refugees

McMaster alumna Hila Taraky and her mother Marufa Shinwari, a PhD student at McMaster, are drawing on their experiences as refugees, working with community partners across Hamilton to support those displaced and targeted by the Taliban in their home country of Afghanistan.
Mar 15, 2022

Meet some of our extraordinary YWCA Women of Distinction nominees

Trailblazing students and inspiring staff, faculty and community members: McMaster is proud to be associated with so many nominees for this year’s YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction awards. Here are the extraordinary women in our community who have been recognized this year. The awards were announced March 3. The School of Social Work would like to acknowledge the amazing women on this list who are associated with the School! Heartfelt congrats to all.
Mar 13, 2022

PhD student Anwar Sheluchin awarded the Ellen Louks Fairclough Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship honours of Canada's first female federal cabinet minister
Mar 07, 2022

Putin’s Ukraine invasion: Do declarations of war still exist?

Rebekah K. Pullen and Catherine Frost were featured in the Conversation.
Mar 07, 2022

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) - March 18, 2022

Panel on Decolonizing the Syllabus / Decolonizing the Classroom
Mar 02, 2022

PhD candidate Mohammad Ferdosi co-authors think piece for UNESCO’s Inclusive Policy Lab

Mr. Ferdosi and his collaborators wrote about their research on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot
Mar 02, 2022