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Contact the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Dean’s Office oversees all aspects of administration for the Faculty of Social Sciences, including strategic planning, setting budgets, allocating resources, fundraising, providing liaison with faculty and staff, advancing faculty communications and public relations.

Undergraduate students

Our Academic Advising Office is here to provide you with the information and guidance you need to succeed at university. Book an appointment to speak to an advisor. All appointments are facilitated over the phone or online.

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Future undergraduates

Thinking about coming to McMaster this fall? Visit our Future Students pages for details about admissions and the student experience. Do you have questions about our programs? Contact our recruitment team at gosocsci@mcmaster.ca.

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Department contacts

All departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences have moved their services online. Office locations are temporarily closed. If you have questions that are not addressed by McMaster's COVID-19 FAQ, please direct them to the appropriate contact.

Anthropology

Undergraduate and general inquiries: anthdep@mcmaster.ca

Graduate inquiries: gradmin@mcmaster.ca

If you cannot email, please call Anthropology Administrator Delia Hutchinson at 905-525-9140, ext 24523.


Economics

Undergraduate inquiries: econug@mcmaster.ca

Graduate inquiries: econgrd@mcmaster.ca

If you cannot email, please call 905-525-9140 ext 22765.


Geography & Earth Sciences

General inquiries: sges@mcmaster.ca

If you cannot email, please call 905-525-9140, ext 24535.


Health, Aging & Society

Undergraduate inquiries: Michelle Alway, alwaym@mcmaster.ca

Graduate inquiries: Kristine Espiritu, espirit@mcmaster.ca

All other inquiries: Lori Ewing, ewingl@mcmaster.ca

If you cannot email, please call 905-525-9140, ext 27227.


Indigenous Studies Program

General inquiries: indigenous.admin@mcmaster.ca

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext 23788

Fax: 905-540-8443


Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition

General inquiries: globalhc@mcmaster.ca

If you cannot email, please call 905-525-9140 ext 27556.

Labour Studies

Undergraduate and general inquiries: labstd@mcmaster.ca

Graduate inquiries: Sharon Molnar, molnars@mcmaster.ca

Unifor inquiries: Anthony Tambureno, tambur@mcmaster.ca 

HDLC certificate: Madisson Lambert, lambem5@mcmaster.ca 

If you cannot email, please call 905-525-9140, ext 24692. 


Political Science

General inquiries: polisci@mcmaster.ca 

If you cannot email, please call 905-525-9140, ext 24741.


Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

General inquiries: pnb@mcmaster.ca

If you cannot email, please call 905-525-9140, ext 23000.


Religious Studies

General inquiries: askrs@mcmaster.ca

If you cannot email, please call 905-525-9140, ext 23109.


Social Psychology

General inquiries: socpsy@mcmaster.ca

If you cannot email, please call 905-525-9140, ext 22241.


Social Work

Undergraduate inquiries: Lorna O’Connell, oconnell@mcmaster.ca 

Graduate inquiries: Darlene Savoy, dsavoy@mcmaster.ca 

All other inquiries: Tammy Maikawa, millet@mcmaster.ca, 905-525-9140 ext 23793


Sociology

General inquiries: sociology@mcmaster.ca

If you cannot email, please call 905-525-9140, ext 24484.

Office of the Dean:

Jeremiah Hurley
Dean, Social Sciences
Extension: 26156
Email: deansoc@mcmaster.ca


Evan Saunders
Acting Director of Finance and Administration
Extension: 22884
Email: saundev@mcmaster.ca

Jennifer Graci
Budget & Financial Analyst
Extension: 23499
Email: gracij@mcmaster.ca

Pat Fraser
Interim Executive Officer
Extension: 26156
Email: admstsoc@mcmaster.ca

Karen Constam
Executive Assistant
Extension: 20191
Email: constk3@mcmaster.ca

Thierry Sienche
Manager, Development, Major & Planned Giving
Extension: 28123
Email: sienchet@mcmaster.ca

Erin Baxter-Melo
Manager, Communications
Extension: 20126
Email: baxteree@mcmaster.ca

Nick Marquis
Learning Technologies Consultant
Extension: 24487
Email: marquis@mcmaster.ca

Danny Johnston
Technical Support Analyst
Extension: 20410
Email: johnstds@mcmaster.ca

Office of the Associate Dean (Graduate and Research):

James Gillett
Associate Dean, Grad Studies & Research
Extension: 27424 
Email: gillett@mcmaster.ca

Christine Hollins
Research Administration Analyst
Extension: 24097
Email: hollinc@mcmaster.ca

Cynthia Belaskie
Research Support Facilitator
Extension: 23118
Email: belaski@mcmaster.ca

Leora Sas van der Linden
Program Manager, Community Research Platform
Extension: 23674
Email: sasvandl@mcmaster.ca

Office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Academics):

Tracy Prowse
Associate Dean, Academic
Extension: 26077
Email: adeansoc@mcmaster.ca

Lynn Giordano
Assistant Dean, Social Sciences
Extension: 24605
Email: giordano@mcmaster.ca

Meghan Bregar
Program Coordinator
Extension: 24642
Email: mbregar@mcmaster.ca

Mark Busser
Academic & Experiential Learning Coordinator
Extension: 23560
Email: bussermp@mcmaster.ca
 
Liz Way
Manager, Recruitment & External Programs
Extension: 23484
Email: eway@mcmaster.ca
 
Anjelica Bellavia
Outreach Associate
Extension: 26482
Email: bellavia@mcmaster.ca
 
Nicole Agyei-Odame
Student Experience Coordinator
Extension: 27298
Email: agyeion@mcmaster.ca