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Peer reviewed journal of anthropology relaunched by graduate students

Peer reviewed journal of anthropology relaunched by graduate students

A call for papers for Nexus signifies the re-launch of an anthropology graduate student publication that is recognized as one of the country's best.

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Former Auditor General Sheila Fraser meets with political science faculty and students

Former Auditor General Sheila Fraser meets with political science faculty and students

Prior to receiving an honorary degree from the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University's Fall Convocation, former auditor general Sheila Fraser took time to speak to the Department of Political Science.

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Economics professor becomes expert lavender farmer

Economics professor becomes expert lavender farmer

Economics Professor Abigail Payne shares her story of becoming the owner of an award-winning lavender farm.

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Social Sciences double major wins silver at national cross country meet

Social Sciences double major wins silver at national cross country meet

Geography and political science double major Victoria Coates won silver at the CIS cross-country championships and presented research that was funded through an Undergraduate Student Research Award the very next day.

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McMaster Anthropology professor's research called "Illuminating"

McMaster Anthropology professor's research called "Illuminating"

A recent article in World Archaeology cites Faculty of Social Sciences anthropology Professor Tracy Prowse's excavation work in Italy.

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Aboriginal Pre-Doctoral Fellow awarded Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

Aboriginal Pre-Doctoral Fellow awarded Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

McMaster PhD student and Aboriginal Pre Doctoral Fellow Randy Jackson will be awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his research directed towards HIV/AIDS within Aboriginal populations.

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McMaster University sociologist's research mentioned in NY Times

McMaster University sociologist's research mentioned in NY Times

The research of William Shaffir, a professor in both McMaster University's sociology and social psychology programs, is cited in a New York Times blog post.

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Former Auditor General Sheila Fraser to receive honorary doctorate

Former Auditor General Sheila Fraser to receive honorary doctorate

Former Auditor General Sheila Fraser will receive an honorary doctorate at McMaster University's Fall Convocation ceremonies on November 16, 2012.

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School of Social Work partners with Six Nations Polytechnic to offer unique child welfare course

School of Social Work partners with Six Nations Polytechnic to offer unique child welfare course

Child welfare course integrates local professionals, Six Nations Clan Mothers and students from both Six Nations Polytechnic and McMaster University's Social Work program.

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Globe and Mail features "1 per cent" research from McMaster economics professor

Globe and Mail features "1 per cent" research from McMaster economics professor

McMaster University Economics Professor Mike Veall's soon-to-be published report Top income shares in Canada: Recent trends and policy implications has been featured in the Globe and Mail.

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Anthropology PhD candidate shares images and stories of research in the western Mediterranean

Anthropology PhD candidate shares images and stories of research in the western Mediterranean

As a PhD candidate in McMaster University's Department of Anthropology, Kyle Freund has been able to travel to Italy, Greece, Turkey and throughout the North America and use high-tech equipment in McMaster University's MAX Lab to study obsidian - a natural volcanic glass that was once used for creating tools.

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Faculty of Social Sciences welcomes Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professors

Faculty of Social Sciences welcomes Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professors

Dr. Annette Lareau of the University of Pennsylvania was the first of three Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professors presented by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Dr. Michael Zank (Boston University) will deliver a public lecture October 23 and Dr. Warwick Anderson (University of Melbourne) will deliver a public lecture November 22.

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McMaster researcher named 2012 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

McMaster researcher named 2012 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

Kyle Siler is one of four McMaster researchers who were awarded Banting Fellowships. Siler's research will focus on risk-taking in the academic setting and, more specifically, focus on the impact of the peer review process on research and priorities.

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Undergrad continues popular winter clothing drive

Undergrad continues popular winter clothing drive

Health, Aging and Society undergrad student Megan MacLeod continues the Warm up for Winter clothing drive campaign.

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Anthropology undergrad travels to Iraqi archaeological site

Anthropology undergrad travels to Iraqi archaeological site

Anthropology student Renee Ford joined an international team of scholars and students at the Iraqi site known as Tell Nader in late August and early September to help with the excavation of pottery, tools and even human bone that dated back as far as 5,000 BC.

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School of Labour Studies Professor Wayne Lewchuk shares colourful quotes with the NY Times

School of Labour Studies Professor Wayne Lewchuk shares colourful quotes with the NY Times

School of Labour Studies Professor Wayne Lewchuk shared colourful quotes with the NY Times prior to the NHL officially locking out its players.

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MSSS President Alex Burnett leads by example

MSSS President Alex Burnett leads by example

McMaster Social Sciences Society (MSSS) President Alex Burnett hopes to inspire fellow students to take advantage of the services and events offered to McMaster Social Sciences students - including programs offered by the Faculty's Experiential Education (EE) office.

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Anthropology student talks about Hamilton, volunteering and being the MSU's first black woman student president

Anthropology student talks about Hamilton, volunteering and being the MSU's first black woman student president

Social Sciences student Siobhan Stewart shares her experiences living and volunteering in Hamilton and being the McMaster Students Union's first black female student president in an in-depth CBC interview.

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Faculty of Social Sciences celebrates Mohawk College partnership

Faculty of Social Sciences celebrates Mohawk College partnership

On September 5, 2012, the Faculty of Social Sciences celebrated a unique partnership that provides social sciences students the opportunity to earn a degree from McMaster and a certificate from Mohawk College simultaneously.

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