Program Societies

About the Program Societies

The MSSS provides a significant amount of their annual budget to support each of the Program Societies listed here. We hope to create a meaningful connection with students in the Social Sciences through collaboration with our 11 societies. 

These groups act as a representative body for their respective Social Sciences department, and they hold many academic and social events throughout the year. As well, they act as mentors for first year students in deciding what program to major in. 

Please refer to the Program Society Handbook fo more information about program Society governance and expectations.

To find out more about our Program Societies, visit the tabs below:

HASSA stands for the Health, Aging and Society Student Association, and we are a student-run organization that promotes the study of health and aging at McMaster.  Our mission is to bring together students with similar interests through academic, recreational, cultural and social activities.  HASSA hopes to provide opportunities for discussions related to health and aging to occur outside of the classroom and into the community. We are here to represent you, McMaster Students in the Department of Health, Aging and Society, and provide you with opportunities and resources that will help you flourish both as a student, and as a member of our larger community.

Social Media Accounts

HASSA Instagram
: hassa_gram
HASSA Facebook: healthandaging

The McMaster Political Science Students Association (MPSSA) is a student-run club functioning for the benefit of undergraduate students who have chosen to pursue the discipline of Political Science at McMaster and who wish to engage in activities related to their academic future and careers outside of the lecture hall.  The MPSSA serves as a link between the department and students, as well as promotes a closer working dynamic between the two groups.  Whether you are majoring or minoring in Political Science, all are welcome within the MPSSA and our events. If you wish to become a general member of the MPSSA or just attend events for the 2020-21 school year, be sure to check your McMaster email regularly and stay connected via our social media outlets for updates on our events as well as other opportunities within the Department of Political Science.

Social Media Accounts

Facebook: @MacPSSA
Instagram: @thempssa
Snapchat: @thempssa

The Labour Studies Student Association is a departmental association run by students, for Labour Studies students. The LSSA aims to promote academic and social events throughout the year, to encourage connections between students and faculty. We host a variety of events including career panels, art nights, themed holiday events, and study sessions!

Social Media Accounts

Facebook: Mac LSSA 
Instagram: @mcmasterlssa
Linkedin: lssamcmaster


The Social Work Student Collective is a council that focuses on social work students and creating events that would help social work students to network and stay updated with upcoming events or dates within the Social Work program and social sciences in

General. Past events include: Meet the Prof Events, Hot Chocolate Socials, Peer Perspectives on Placement and Naloxone Training.

Social Media Accounts

Facebook: Social Work Student Collective 
Instagram: macswsc


The Social Psychology Society is a group of students of all years within the program who are passionate about engaging with other students and wanting to share our own passions within the program. Each of us has our own goals and pathways we want to pursue after undergrad and would love to share the multiple pathways a Social Psychology degree can take you.
 

Social Media Accounts 

Email: socialpsychology@themsss.com
Join Us On Facebook: McMaster Social Psychology Society


The McMaster Anthropology Society is dedicated to promoting engagement within the field of anthropology and facilitating community between like-minded students. The MAS aims to promote learning and growth in the field, as well as experiential workshops and events to facilitate higher learning. The MAS brings anthropology to students outside of the classroom.

Social Media Accounts 

Facebook Page: @MacAnthro
Facebook Group: McMaster Anthropology Society
Email: mas@themsss.com


The Geography & Earth Sciences Society (GESS) is committed to bringing together students of all years in the School of Earth, Environment & Society (SEES – formally SGES). Our aim is to create and host a variety of networking, academic, and social events to allow students to participate and get involved more closely with their associated department and fellow students. Our club is associated with both the faculties of Science and Social Science and provides collaborative academic and social events that allow students to establish greater connections with their programs and the McMaster community as a whole.

Social Media Accounts

Email: gessociety@gmail.com or gess@themsss.com
Instagram: @mac.gess
Facebook: McMaster Geography & Earth Sciences Society


The McMaster Sociology Society provides an opportunity for students to engage in critical discussions about various elements of sociology. Through our social and academic events, we open the door for students to get to know one another in the program and become part of the wider university community, for an overall enhanced McMaster experience. Our goal is to foster constructive dialogue and to develop a network among sociology students, faculty, and the broader Hamilton community.

Social Media Accounts 

Instagram: @macsociology
Facebook: McMaster Sociology Society


The McMaster Economics Society has a series of events

throughout the school year that assist students in learning about the academic and career opportunities available to them. Events like Meet the Profs, Federal Job Information Session, EconTalks and others, give students the chance to build networks with individuals in the Department as well as Professionals. Furthermore, our social events provide students the chance to interact with their peers in a low pressure environment.

Social Media Accounts 

Instagram: @mcmasterecon
Facebook: McMaster Economics Society
Email: econ@themsss.com


The Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Society aims to provide events, activities, information, and advice to psychology students at any level. We hold social and academic events that facilitate student growth through faculty and peer interaction. The society offers numerous ways in which students can get involved through our second-year ambassador program, the peer mentoring service and tutoring services for various courses within the department. The primary goal of the society is to accomplish the integration of the 4+ specializations to create a feeling of a ‘cohort’ within and across the different levels of the program.


McMaster Society, Culture and Religion Scholars strives to create connections between students and faculty in the Religious Studies department at McMaster University. We want to encourage students to pursue a degree within our program to expand their knowledge of various cultures and religions around the world. As the world continues to become more multi-cultural, it is up to us as students to learn about the diverse backgrounds of people around us. As a student association, we want to teach our students about different religious and cultural ideologies that can create awareness and conversation within the McMaster community.

Social Media Accounts

Departmental Website: https://religiousstudies.mcmaster.ca/

Instagram: @mac_scars
Facebook: @SCaRScholars / McMaster Society, Culture, and Religion Scholars
Twitter: @mac_scars

Email: macscars@themsss.com

Our Team

Core Executive Team

The core executive team makes up the heart of the MSSS, and are the governing body of our student society. 

Peripheral Executive Team

These members provide support, motivation and take care of all the little details in a big way.

Students Representatives

The Student Reps ensure that the flow of communication between the various years of study in the Social Sciences and the MSSS can remain open.

Welcome Week Representatives

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Program Societies

11-Program specific societies that aim to showcase department versatility through academic and social programming.

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