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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

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

'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

Graduation – Student Checklist

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable convocation ceremony for you and your guests, please make certain you complete the following tasks by the appropriate deadlines. If you intend to graduate but will not be attending your ceremony, there are still tasks that must be completed to finalize your graduation.

Oct 29, 2018

Apply for the McCall MacBain International Fellowship

Valued at up to $23,500 per fellowship for up to 10 McMaster students, the McCall MacBain International Fellowship will offer you the chance to learn a new language, study, and gain work experience in a country of your interest.

Oct 22, 2018

SCHOOL OF LABOUR STUDIES VISITING SPEAKER

"From Digital Play to Digital Labour: The Lives and Careers of Professional Video Gamers" Dr. Mark Johnson, Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta Thursday, November 1st, 2:30-4pm, L.R. Wilson Building, Room 1056

Oct 12, 2018

SCHOOL OF LABOUR STUDIES VISITING SPEAKER

Dr. Amanda Coles will speak about "Gender at Work: The Status of Women in the Canadian Arts and Cultural Industries" Thursday, October 18th, 2:30-4pm, L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 5001

Oct 12, 2018

McMaster's Faculty of Social Sciences is turning 50

Join us for a day of discovery as we celebrate 50 years of Social Sciences at McMaster! Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Oct 09, 2018

Where's Ontario Headed under Doug Ford?

Large audience for the Department's panel on the new provincial government

Sep 27, 2018

Fall Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) information sessions

Come out to learn more about the Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). The USRA provides you with an opportunity to receive funds of $3,500 to cover part-time, research-based activity over the Fall/Winter Terms.

Sep 24, 2018

Ontario under Doug Ford – What Happened, and Where are We Going?

Tuesday, September 25, 11:00 am – 12:30 p.m., Wilson Community Room (LRW 1003)

Sep 24, 2018

Gender at Work: The status of women in the Canadian arts and cultural Industries

The School of Labour Studies presents Dr. Amanda Coles will speak on 'Gender at Work: The status of women in the Canadian arts and cultural Industries' Thursday, October 18, 2:30 p.m., L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 5001. All welcome!

Sep 21, 2018

Leadership course provides academic insight and placement experience

Through this course, students will think more deeply about and reflect critically on leadership, and it's connection with their specific academic disciplines and the community around them.

Aug 27, 2018

School of Labour Studies Tenure Track Position

The School of Labour Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019.

Aug 15, 2018

Great Fall Courses!

Looking for some course ideas for the Fall? We have a some great options in our department and the rest of the Social Sciences.

Aug 15, 2018

School of Labour Studies welcomes newest faculty member, Prof. Judy Fudge

The School of Labour Studies at McMaster University is thrilled to welcome Dr. Judy Fudge as the newest member of our faculty. Dr. Fudge began her position with us as Professor of Labour Studies on July 1, 2018. Dr. Fudge is one of the most prominent and prolific scholars of labour law in Canada and internationally.

Aug 10, 2018

Good job prospects improving in the GTA — but only for some, report finds

While unemployment fell and more workers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area were able to find stable jobs between 2011 and 2017, those without a university education saw no improvement in job security, according to a study of precarious work by United Way and Labour Studies and Economics professor Wayne Lewchuck.

Jun 19, 2018

Hamilton boosts a basic income.... and a 'sense of dignity'

The North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress kicks off Thursday at McMaster University

May 24, 2018