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Social Science

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Programs Offered

American Studies / Anthropology / Commercial Aviation Management / Criminology / DAN Management & Organizational Studies / Economics / First Nations Studies / Geography / History / International Relations / Linguistics / Political Science / Psychology / Sociology Urban Development / Women’s Studies and Feminist Research

Fall Preview Day Events

Department & Program Information Displays
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Main Lobby, Social Science Centre


Faculty Overview Presentation
9:30 – 10:05 a.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Presented by Professor Joan Finegan, Associate Dean.

Program Overview: Commercial Aviation Management
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Room 2024, Social Science Centre
Presented by Captain Brian Morris and Christopher Whitty.

Program Overview: Sociology & Criminology
10:15 - 11 a.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Presented by Professor Tracey Adams and Professor Kim Ashby.

Mini-Lecture: History
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Room 2036, Social Science Centre
Professor Jonathan Vance will present, “Is Your Best Friend a Witch?” and Other Tough Questions that History Can Answer”.

Mini-Lecture: Geography
11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Room 2024, Social Science Centre
Professor James Voogt will present, “Geography in the Anthropocene”.

Program Overview: DAN Management & Organizational Studies
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. | 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Presented by Professor Maria Ferraro.

Mini-Lecture: Women's Studies & Feminist Research
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room 2032, Social Science Centre
Professor Erica Lawson, Undergraduate Chair, will present, “Gender, Human Rights and Peacebuilding:  A View from Liberia”.

Ask a Counsellor, Ask a Student Panel
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Room 2028, Social Science Centre
Chaired by Academic Counsellor Kelly Callahan, this interactive student panel will provide you an opportunity to connect with, and ask questions of, current Social Science students and an Academic Counsellor.

Mini-Lecture: Anthropology
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Room 2036, Social Science Centre
Professor Jay Stock will present “Human Adaptability – From the origin of our species to competitive sport”.

Mini-Lecture: Economics
12 - 12:30 p.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Professor Leigh MacDonald will present “To Trade or Not to Trade? Should that be the question?”.

Mini-Lecture: Political Science
12:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Professor Charles Jones will present “Why Politics Matter: Three good reasons to study Political Science”.

Program Overview: Psychology
1:30 - 2 p.m.
Room 2050, Social Science Centre
Presented by Professor Mike Atkinson (3M Teaching Fellow).