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Study of unemployed manufacturing workers gains national media attention

A study compiled by Sam Vrankulj of McMaster University's School of Labour Studies that looks into the lives of unemployed manufacturing workers is gaining significant media attention in Canada.

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McMaster social work professor wins SSHRC Insight Grant

McMaster social work professor wins SSHRC Insight Grant

Dr. Ann Fudge Schormans has won a two-year SSHRC Insight Grant for her research project Mapping the Self in Public Space: People with Intellectual Disabilities Everyday Use of City Space

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Faculty of Social Sciences welcomes new Chair of Political Science

Faculty of Social Sciences welcomes new Chair of Political Science

The Faculty of Social Sciences announces the appointment of Dr. Ahmed Shafiqul Huque to the position of chair for the Department of Political Science at McMaster University.

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Anthropology student wins $50,000 Vanier Graduate Scholarship

Anthropology student wins $50,000 Vanier Graduate Scholarship

Madeleine Mant has been awarded a $50,000 Vanier Graduate Scholarship. Winning the scholarship gives Mant the opportunity to study the skeletal remains of 1000 individuals to learn how 19th century Londoners died.

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Tony Porter named Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research

Tony Porter named Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research

McMaster University's Faculty of Social Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tony Porter to the position of Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research commencing July 1, 2012.

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Congratulations to our Winners of the SSHRC insight Grant Competition

Congratulations to our Winners of the SSHRC insight Grant Competition

Congratulations to Dr.Amanda Grenier (PI), Dr.Tamara Sussman (McGill, CREGES), Dr.David Rothwell (McGill) and Dr.Jean-Pierre Lavoie (CREGES) on their recent SSHRC Insight Grant entitled "Homelessness in late life: growing old on the streets, in shelters and long-term care" (2012-2015; $169,060)

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Brushing the dirt off local history & Archaeology in the lab

Brushing the dirt off local history & Archaeology in the lab

Students in the field course Anthropology 3CC6 have been working on the north shore of Cootes Paradise on an archaeological dig hosted by the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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'These bones tell a story'

'These bones tell a story'

Megan Brickley, McMaster anthropologist in the Hamilton Spectator...

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Congratulations to the winners of the SSHRC Insight Grant Competition (Oct/11)

Congratulations to the winners of the SSHRC Insight Grant Competition (Oct/11)

Melanie Heath, Assistant Professor in the department of Sociology won a 5 yr grant entitled: “Harm or Right? Polygamy’s Contested Terrain Within and Across Borders”. Amanda Grenier, Associate Professor in the department of Health, Aging & Society acquired a 3 yr grant named: “Homelessness in late life: growing old on the streets, in shelters and long-term care”. Finally, Svetlana Demidova, Assistant Professor in the department of Economics secured a 3 yr grant titled: “The Impact of Technology Differences on Firm Behavior and its Implications for Welfare of Trading Countries”.

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Anthropology students print, publish, and perfect their year-end project

Anthropology students print, publish, and perfect their year-end project

You won’t find Ann Herring’s fourth year students working on essays or studying for an exam for their Anthropology 4S03 class.

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Congratulations to McMaster Social Sciences alumni, the Arkells, for winning Group of the Year at the Junos!

Congratulations to McMaster Social Sciences alumni, the Arkells, for winning Group of the Year at the Junos!

Four members of the Hamilton-based rock band are graduates from the Faculty of Social Sciences here at McMaster.

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Social Sciences students recognized at 88th Annual Athletic Awards

Social Sciences students recognized at 88th Annual Athletic Awards

On Monday, 17 Social Sciences students were recognized for their contributions to athletics at McMaster.

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Saara Greene and Randy Jackson from the School of Social Work both secured funding for HIV/AIDS-based research

Saara Greene and Randy Jackson from the School of Social Work both secured funding for HIV/AIDS-based research

Congratulations to both Randy Jackson and Saara Greene who have both secured funding from CIHR to support HIV/AIDS-based research.

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James Benn, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, quoted in the National Post

James Benn, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, quoted in the National Post

In China, there is a long history of self-immolation among Buddhist monks and nuns that goes back to the early Middle Ages, said James Benn.

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Ann Fudge Schormans awarded the 2012 Award for Methodological Excellence in a Qualitative Doctoral Dissertation

Ann Fudge Schormans awarded the 2012 Award for Methodological Excellence in a Qualitative Doctoral Dissertation

Ann Fudge Schormans, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, has been awarded the 2012 Award for Methodological Excellence in a Qualitative Doctoral Dissertation by the Centre for Qualitative Health Research.

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Paper published by Susan Watt and her colleagues on the relation of unsafe water and sanitation to the mortality of mothers and young children discussed in USA Today

Paper published by Susan Watt and her colleagues on the relation of unsafe water and sanitation to the mortality of mothers and young children discussed in USA Today

In a study of 193 countries, Canadian-based researchers say they've been able to quantify — for the first time — how safe water and public sanitation efforts affect health when factoring out other variables such as a nation's wealth, fertility or location.

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Congratulations to Dr. Susan Vajoczki named a 3M National Teaching Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Vajoczki named a 3M National Teaching Fellow

The 3M National Teaching Fellowship aims to recognize excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as commitment to the improvement of university teaching.

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Social Sciences student wins gold medal at 2012 OUA Wrestling Championships

Social Sciences student wins gold medal at 2012 OUA Wrestling Championships

This past weekend the McMaster wrestling team hosted the 2012 OUA Wrestling Championships in Burridge Gymnasium.

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Locks for Love

Locks for Love

Kayla, who didn’t think twice about cutting off her hair, advises people to go for it if they can and want to. “Hair grows back,” she said.

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Congratulations to Dr. Marshall Beier named a 3M National Teaching Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Marshall Beier named a 3M National Teaching Fellow

The 3M National Teaching Fellowship aims to recognize excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as commitment to the improvement of university teaching.

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