MSSS Mentorship Program

The MSSS presents you with the MSSS Mentorship Program! The Mentorship Program offers a chance for students in their first and second year to have an upper year act as an overall support system in the faculty. Mentors offer academic advice, take students to events and support their mentee’s needs.

If you have academic questions but you aren’t sure who ask, consider joining the Mentorship Program.
If you are entering your first year , and you find yourself asking questions, or a little unsure about programs, courses, exams, workloads, standardized tests, or university life, WE FINALLY HAVE YOUR ANSWERS!

By joining a Social Sciences Mentorship Program, you’ll be matched by program upper year students.
For any questions, inquiries, or difficulties, email our Mentor Advisor at

MSSS Awards

Applications are due by Friday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:59PM and should be emailed to along with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the leadership award or its corresponding application.

Lily at McMaster

(@lilyatmac) is a loveable golden doodle who works in the Faculty of Social Sciences to help students improve their mental health and academic achievement. Through this initiative, Social Sciences at McMaster is at the forefront of using canine assisted interventions with students, faculty and staff. Studies show that therapy dogs can assist students cope with the stresses of campus life and, as a result, do better in their academic pursuits. Building on this work, institutions like Yale University and the University of San Francisco Law School have recently introduced their own therapy dog to assist students. Social Sciences at McMaster is the first university Faculty in Canada to have its own dog! Lily works tirelessly with students, faculty and staff in diverse ways!

Experiential Education

Experience makes a difference

“In its simplest form, experiential learning means learning from experience or learning by doing. Experiential education first immerses learners in an experience and then encourages reflection about the experience to develop new skills, new attitudes, or new ways of thinking.” – Lewis and Williams (1994)

Social Sciences Experiential Education office offers a unique combination of education, career planning and practical

Contact the Experiential Education office as early as your first year to find out how, over the course of your academic career, we can help you combine your education with hands-on experience, linked to careers and the community, to ensure you get the most out of your university learning experience.

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    Career Placements

    Explore potential careers through job shadowing ( click here )

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    Academic Placements

    Enrich classroom learning through community engagement ( click here )

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    Grants & Awards

    Apply for funding ( click here )