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Social Sciences Career Crawl: February 25 – March 22

A series of career events featuring alumni, profs, workshops, panels & more! Open to all Social Sciences students.

Feb 11, 2019

Social Sciences awarded close to half a million dollars in SSHRC funding

Ten researchers from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $478,661 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The funding is being awarded through Insight Development Grants.

Jan 30, 2019

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Ontario's Future in Auto Manufacturing

McMaster Economics professors Jim Stanford, Harold Innis Industry Professor in Economics, and Greig Mordue, Arcelor Mittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy, were guests on last night's The Agenda with Steve Paikin debating Ontario's future in auto manufacturing.

Jan 24, 2019

Active baby boomers rewrite the retirement myth

Economics Professor, Michael Veall, was recently interviewed for a piece on how retired baby boomers are changing the job market and economy.

Jan 22, 2019

The Department of Economics introduces direct-entry program

Economics I and Health and Society I features direct-entry from high school starting in September 2019.

Jan 14, 2019

Economics & Mathematics Alumnus Appointed to the Order of Canada

Kevin Dancey, Econ & Math ’72, is a former president and chief executive officer of Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Jan 11, 2019

Economics Professor publishes new book on econometrics

Jeffrey Racine, Professor and Senator William McMaster Chair in Econometrics, has published a new book titled Reproducible Econometrics Using R.

Jan 11, 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

Connect with alumni working in economics, analytics and business

New virtual career event allows Social Sciences students to connect with alumni working across the country. No need to come to campus - a personal device is all you need!

Jan 09, 2019

Econ Grad Spotlight: Spencer Williams

Williams graduated this past November from our M.A. in Economic Policy program while concurrently completing the Water Without Borders graduate diploma.

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

The most important charts to watch in 2019

Maclean's has published their 5th annual "chart week", showcasing more than 70 charts to help you make sense of the economy in the year ahead including one from Economics Professor Michael Veall that shows bigger U.S. trade deficits are on the way.

Dec 05, 2018

Harold Innis Industry Professor in Economics edits new book on the wages crisis in Australia

Jim Stanford's new book is titled "The Wages Crisis in Australia: What it is and what to do about it"

Nov 30, 2018

Congratulations to Saeed Rana, Economics PhD

Saeed successfully defended his PhD thesis earlier this week.

Nov 29, 2018

Pain and sense of betrayal as Canada GM factory closes after a century

Greig Mordue, Associate Professor of Economics and the Arcelor Mittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy, recently spoke to The New York Times on the General Motors news.

Nov 29, 2018

'It's scary, no doubt about it': How former GM workers coped with their plant closure

Wayne Lewchuk, Professor of Labour Studies and Economics, provides expert commentary to both CBC and CTV News on the recent GM announcement.

Nov 28, 2018

Congratulations to Stephanie Houle, PhD

Stephanie graduated at last Thursday's Convocation Ceremony.

Nov 27, 2018