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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 in the Social Sciences can be overwhelming, and the Faculty wants to help Level I students choose a program which best suits them.

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

Are Social Media Users Open-Minded, Narcissistic, or Machiavellian?

Dr. Tara Marshall, Associate Professor, Department of Health, Aging & Society, cross appointed with the Social Psychology program, McMaster University, will discuss why certain personalities use social media, how they use it, and the effects it may have on mental health.

Nov 16, 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

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

Dr. Luca Berardi will be participating as a panel member at a community forum on gangs and gang violence

Dr. Luca Berardi will be participating as a panel member at a community forum on gangs and gang violence. The forum is open to anyone interested. The event is free and requires no registration. Date: Thursday October 4th, 2018 Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm Location: MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto

Sep 24, 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

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

Honours Social Psychology Program Congratulates Dr. Sarah Clancy

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Clancy is joining the Social Psychology program on a permanent basis.

Jul 18, 2018

Social Psychology Program welcomes Dr. Luca Berardi

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Luca Berardi is joining our Social Psychology program.

Apr 17, 2018

Social Psychology instructor receives Canadian Sociological Association Outstanding Graduating Doctoral Student Award

Congratulations to Katie Steeves, a 2018 recipient of the Canadian Sociological Association Graduating Doctoral Student Award.

Apr 09, 2018

Social Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Award

The Honours Social Psychology Program congratulates Rachel Cheung on receiving a Social Sciences Undergraduate Student Summer Undergraduate Research Award!

Mar 12, 2018

Ryan and Leanne Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship

Social Psychology students’, Jodie Lo and Leteesha Henny have won third place in the Clarke Prize competition held on March 2, 2018. The Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship were established in 2014 by Ryan Clarke and his wife Leanne to reward distinguished advocacy demonstrated by students who are advocating or wish to advocate for some type of meaningful social and/or political change.

Mar 12, 2018

Social Psychology capstone students annual poster fair

All Social Psychology students, staff and faculty are invited to the 2018 Capstone Poster Fair | Wed. March 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to be held in the Great Hall of the University Club of McMaster

Mar 12, 2018

Bright solutions to societal challenges

On March 2 undergraduate students from across the Faculty of Social Sciences presented bright ideas and creative solutions to societal challenges in a poster showcase as part of the Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship competition.

Mar 07, 2018

Ryan and Leanne Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship

Social Psychology student Richard Vacca-Pierkarczyk (pictured on the far left) has won third place in the Clarke Prize competition held on April 27, 2017. The Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship were established in 2014 by Ryan Clarke and his wife Leanne to reward distinguished advocacy demonstrated by students who are advocating or wish to advocate for some type of meaningful social and/or political change.

May 11, 2017

Fewer prisoners on parole isn’t making us safer: Opinion

Honours Social Psychology Alumnus Nathaniel Schutten, shares his opinion on the Canadian Parole System.

Apr 18, 2017