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Interview with Fall 2010 Convocation valedictorian - Rebecca Barty

Interview with Fall 2010 Convocation valedictorian - Rebecca Barty

I met with Rebecca Barty, a Health, Aging & Society major, to discuss her thoughts on being selected as the valedictorian for the Fall 2010 Convocation. Convocation is scheduled to take place at 9:30am on Friday, November 19th in the Great Hall at Hamilton Place.

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McMaster Canada Research Chair - Dr. Stephen McBride

McMaster Canada Research Chair - Dr. Stephen McBride

Dr. Stephen McBride, who joined the department of Political Science in July 2010, was awarded a position as a Tier 1 (SSHRC) Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization in an announcement made by the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, at The Toronto Convention Centre on November 24, 2010.

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McMaster Canada Research Chair - Dr. Philip DeCicca

McMaster Canada Research Chair - Dr. Philip DeCicca

DeCicca, a health economist who works on public economics topics but is also trained as a labour economist, was awarded the Canada Research Chair Tier 2 (SSHRC) in an announcement made by the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, at The Toronto Convention Centre on November 24, 2010.

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Health, Aging & Society 3J03 students know more about the Canadian Pension Plan reform than most of our Members of Parliament

Health, Aging & Society 3J03 students know more about the Canadian Pension Plan reform than most of our Members of Parliament

As part of the retirement income security exercise, Hering asked his 3J03 students to watch the pensions debate in the House of Commons last Tuesday. Unfortunately, the homework assignment wasn’t as useful as Hering had hoped, as the students in 3J03 seemed to know more about the Canada Pension Plan reform than most of our Members of Parliament.

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MUSSWSA Clothing Drive - A Great Success!

MUSSWSA Clothing Drive - A Great Success!

For the first time in a few years, MUSSWSA has organized a clothing drive, fronted by Social Work students Alicia Belosheski, Sheri DeVries, Ashley Bergman, Jodie Smith and Ashley Devenny, to help make a change in the Hamilton community on behalf of McMaster’s School of Social Work.

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Economics 2D03 Student Project Open House

Economics 2D03 Student Project Open House

This semester, students in Economics 2D03 (Economic Issues), taught by Bridget O’Shaughnessy, were asked to create ‘learning objects’ as part of a group project to address and help people understand the economic issues that could arise if human life expectancy increased to 120 or 150 years of age. On Wednesday, December 1st, students from Economics 2D03 showed off their hard work in a one hour open house held in Kenneth Taylor Hall.

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Senior Class Assistant Recognition Luncheon

Senior Class Assistant Recognition Luncheon

A Senior Class Assistant Luncheon was held on December 8th to thank those who held the position of senior class assistant this past term.

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EE (Experiential Education) Survey

EE (Experiential Education) Survey

EE (Experiential Education) is conducting a survey of all undergraduate Social Sciences students beginning on January 10th, 2011 through January 21st, 2011 to receive feedback on the services provided by the EE Office.

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Minister Sophia Aggelonitis' Visit to the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging

Minister Sophia Aggelonitis' Visit to the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging

On December 17th, Sophia Aggelonitis, Minister of Revenue and Minister Responsible for Seniors, came to visit the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging here at McMaster University. The purpose of Minister Aggelonitis’ visit was to learn more about Montessori Methods for Dementia, an innovative program for dementia, which is currently one of the initiatives of the centre.

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Beyond ‘Too Asian’: Re-Imagining Community and Alliance in the Internet Age

Beyond ‘Too Asian’: Re-Imagining Community and Alliance in the Internet Age

“Beyond ‘Too Asian’: Re-Imagining Community and Alliance in the Internet Age” is a panel discussion that was developed in response to Maclean’s controversial article, originally titled “Too Asian?: Some Frosh Don’t Want to Study at an ‘Asian’ University”.

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Welcome to Roy Cain - Acting Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Welcome to Roy Cain - Acting Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences

We are pleased to welcome Roy Cain who will be filling the position of Acting Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences from January 1st, 2011 until June 30th, 2011.

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Graduate Course - Sessional Dates 2011: Final Date to Submit Half Course Grades

Final Date to Submit Half Courses - Summer Term (S): August 19, 2011

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Graduate Course - Sessional Dates 2011: Final Date to Submit Results of Incomplete (INC) Grades for Previous Term With Permission of Associate Dean - Summer Term (S) (May-Aug 2011)

Final Date to Submit Results of Incomplete (INC) Grades for Previous Term With Permission of Associate Dean - Summer Term (S): November 18, 2011

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"Don't Dis our Abilities": Disability Awareness Day

"Don't Dis our Abilities": Disability Awareness Day

Disability Awareness Day aims to raise awareness and encourage students, staff and faculty to think about disabilities and people with disabilities in new ways.

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Dr. Daniel Machiela, Department of Religious Studies, Awarded a Humboldt Fellowship

Dr. Daniel Machiela, Department of Religious Studies, Awarded a Humboldt Fellowship

Social Sciences’ Dr. Daniel Machiela, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, has been awarded a Humboldt Fellowship. Machiela will spend eight months working with Dr. Reinhard Kratz at the Georg August University in Göttingen, Germany.

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The Memories Ain't Gone

The Memories Ain't Gone

“So much of the decline in dementia comes from disuse, rather than the dementia. People with dementia are capable of doing things but they need to do them differently.”

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Bringing the Real World to the Classroom

Bringing the Real World to the Classroom

Masters of Social Work student, Rosy Bhanji, does much more than just hit the books in her spare time.

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Living in Transnational Spaces

Living in Transnational Spaces

Unlike in earlier generations, China continues to play an important role in the lives of recent immigrants, affecting their health risk (including risk for HIV).

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Rachel Zhou

Rachel Zhou

A streetcar in Toronto passes by Robinson Immigration Consulting Inc. Photo taken by Rachel Zhou.

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Q&A Session About Level II Program Selection

Q&A Session About Level II Program Selection

Are you a Level I Social Sciences student who will be completing 24 to 30 units after this semester? If so, this information session is for you!

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