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Young women of distinction

Social Sciences undergraduate students Cassidy Bereskin, Department of Political Science, and Maddie Brockbank, from the School of Social Work, have been nominated for a prestigious Hamilton YWCA Women of Distinction Award!
Jan 28, 2019

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Michael Gordon for receiving the Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Michael Gordon’s work on humanitarian sea rescue and state bordering practices in Europe has received the Mitacs Globalink Research Award
Jan 23, 2019

Most Canadians are concerned about their privacy in smart cities, and want more control of their personal information, researchers find

As Toronto considers its proposed and highly controversial smart-city project, and other cities embrace data-based planning, management and delivery of their own services, McMaster researchers have found that Canadians have strong concerns about how their digital information may be used.
Jan 22, 2019

Unist’ot’en and the limits of reconciliation in Canada

Liam Midzain-Gobin, a PhD candidate in political science at McMaster University, recently published an article in The Conversation Canada examining how the actions against the Wet'suwet'en reflect the failure of settlers — politicians and citizens alike. He proposes that meaningful reconciliation is about the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples to self-determination over their traditional territories.
Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Netina Tan has just published The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights!

Dr. Netina Tan, McMaster University (with co-editors Drs. Susan Francheschet, University of Calgary and Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University) has just published an exhaustive and interdisciplinary account of women's right to vote and run for political office in this Global Handbook on Women’s Political Rights. Also see a chapter on “Women’s Complicated Political Participation and Representation in Cuba” by Dr. Lana Wylie and Dr. Sarah Shoker!
Jan 18, 2019

Violence on Iraqi bodies: decolonising economic sanctions in security studies

PhD candidate Riva Gewarges publishes article in Third World Quarterly’s special issue on Violence in the Third World
Jan 15, 2019

Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Nyers, on the publication of his latest book, Irregular Citizenship, Immigration and Deportation.
Jan 10, 2019

Experience learning a whole new way

The Faculty of Social Sciences' Office of Experiential Education does a lot more than help students get work experience, find jobs and discover funding opportunities: It broadens their horizons and helps them learn to navigate the world as well-rounded professionals.
Jan 10, 2019

Is trying something new worth risking your GPA?

What if we told you that you can step outside of your comfort zone to try an elective course outside of your program with no risk to your GPA?* Now you can with McMaster Personal Interest Courses (PIC).
Jan 10, 2019

Additional funding offered for Lille Exchange

International Students Services has announced an automatic scholarship of $1,000 towards 2019-2020 exchanges with Sciences Po Lille
Jan 09, 2019

#TextbookBroke and Open Educational Resources

Political Science student probes the politics of textbooks in today's Hamilton Spectator
Jan 09, 2019

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Michael Gordon for receiving the SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement

Michael Gordon’s work on humanitarian sea rescue and state bordering practices in Europe has received the SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement
Jan 08, 2019

Academic advising extended hours

During Winter registration dates (Jan. 7 to 15) the Social Sciences Academic Advising Office in KTH 129 has extended drop-in hours.
Jan 07, 2019

It’s not too early to start thinking about Level II program selection

As the winter term begins, it’s not too soon for students to be thinking about Level II program selection. The range of programs options in the Social Sciences can be overwhelming, and the Faculty wants to help Level I students choose a program which best suits their educational and career goals.
Jan 07, 2019

Career Prep Day

Get ready for summer jobs, internships and jobs after graduation! Social Sciences students sign up to meet one-on-one with Experiential Education (EE) staff for a resume critique, cover letter critique or career advising.
Jan 03, 2019

Apply for Ethnic Quota Project Doctoral Fellowship and MA Thesis Scholarships!

Are you interested in the study of ethnic relations, conflict resolutions and peace initiatives? Check out the new Doctoral and Masters Fellowship offered by the SSHRC funded Ethnic Quota Project here!
Jan 02, 2019

Field Trip to Queen's Park Visit

On Monday, October 15, 2018 undergraduate students from two classes visited the Main Ontario Legislative Building at Queen's Park in Toronto.
Jan 02, 2019

Professor George Breckenridge

It is with sadness that the Department of Political Science shares the news of Dr. George Breckenridge's passing. A member of the department since 1967, Dr. Breckenridge most recently spearheaded the highly successful "Trump Talks" held as part of McMaster's Socrates Project. As the attached obituary rightly concludes, "he was a fine example of a life well lived."
Jan 02, 2019

Dr. Michelle Dion awarded the CAUT Sarah Shorten Award

Canadian Association of University Teachers' Sarah Shorten Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the promoting the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges.
Dec 19, 2018

ALBA: An alternative modality to development

PhD candidate Khaled Al-Kassimi publishes a new article on strategies of decolonialism.
Dec 11, 2018

Political Science MA graduate joins the United Nations Association in Canada as a Junior Professional Consultant

Congratulations to John Wojcik, recent graduate of McMaster's M.A. International Relations '18 who is joining the United Nations Association in Canada as a Junior Professional Consultant!
Dec 05, 2018