McMaster Archive

February 23, 2024

Admin assistant ready for her Hallmark Christmas movie moment

Binuri Wijesiri shares her experience of moving from Sri Lanka, finding a community at Mac, and the joy she felt experiencing snow for the first time.

February 23, 2024

Cultivating community the focus of Engineering’s Black History Month event

The event provided a platform for attendees to forge connections, commemorate achievements and glean insights from a panel comprised of Black faculty, staff, alumni and students.

February 22, 2024

“Radically practical” — How studying Latin and Greek helps future health-care workers  

Greek and Roman Studies professor Stephen Russell is not only demystifying the languages of medical science, he’s creating “the McMaster Translations” to help students understand anatomical terms. 

February 21, 2024

Alumni offer undergrads inspiration, practical advice – and reassurance

Organized by professor Michael Mercier in the School of Earth, Environment and Society, a lunchtime speaker series gives undergrads a chance to hear from alumni with 10 to 15 years of work experience.

February 21, 2024

Two student-run projects win 2023 Climate Change and Health – Innovation Award

The top prizes went to students who facilitated a community tree-planting event, and a group who helped in the collection and reuse of donated technology.

February 20, 2024

TMG Peer-to-Peer Awards recognize six extraordinary employees

After being nominated by their peers, recipients were judged to have demonstrated one or more of McMaster’s six core leadership capabilities.

February 20, 2024

McMaster to host eclipse viewing party on April 8

Free glasses, outreach events and an Instagram-worthy eclipse viewing party are being planned to mark the rare celestial event.

February 20, 2024

Renaissance Award alumni’s book explores poetry as way to resist in humanitarian crises

The book grew from two Arts & Science graduates' shared passion for writing, human rights and humanitarian work, with all proceeds from book sales going to humanitarian organizations.

February 16, 2024

‘If you build it, they CAN come’: A legacy of accessibility advocacy at McMaster

Continuing a legacy of accessibility improvement at McMaster over the past 35 years, Kim and Tim Nolan established the first donor-funded bursary for graduate students registered with SAS in the school of Social Work.

February 15, 2024

New seed grant supports McMaster research with societal impact

Two McMaster research groups have the opportunity to receive a $20,000 dollar award if their projects are innovative and address societal changes.

February 14, 2024

Students help community members adopt sustainable habits

Two groups of students in a SUSTAIN course encouraged elementary school students to adopt greener modes of transportation and helped launch a furniture reuse platform.

February 14, 2024

Cancer battle sparks student’s entrepreneurial spirit

Cancer survivor Yiannis Spetsakis says his battle with the disease has given him a purpose and mission in life — to help others who are suffering from poor health.

February 13, 2024

For the people by the people: Science students unveil Indigenous art project

Natalie King's mural unveiling in the Burke Science Building brought together Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, fostering an appreciation for Indigenous art and culture and forging a community connection.

February 13, 2024

Chaitanya Bhatt on leading with inspiration and diverse perspectives

Chaitanya Bhatt (EMBA ’22) shares his thoughts on what it means to be a leader and the importance of diversity in an organization.

February 12, 2024

McMaster launches world-leading Indigenous Studies MA program

The new graduate offering will be the first of its kind in Southern Ontario.

February 9, 2024

Nicole Agyei-Odame on bringing her lived experiences to role on the Board of Governors

The undergraduate recruitment & academic advisor (international) shares what the first few months of her term has meant to her and why she encourages others to apply.

February 8, 2024

New program will take McMaster students to Africa for internships

The African Youth International Internship Project, a partnership between McMaster, Empowerment Squared and charitable organization Schools of Dreams, received $4.9 million in funding from Global Affairs Canada.

February 8, 2024

Applications now open for the McMaster Okanagan Special Project Funding

Have an idea for a health and well-being project that could benefit the McMaster community? You can apply for up to $5,000 in funding to make your idea into a reality.

February 7, 2024

Why McMaster Donors Give: Hamilton and District Senior Citizens’ Home RAMBYNAS Inc. invests in students and seniors

The name of a Hamilton-area seniors’ apartment building will become synonymous with excellence in aging and rehabilitation, thanks to a generous gift from the sale of the building.

February 7, 2024

Three McMaster students in the running for global McCall MacBain Scholarships

Bianca Mammarella, Fei Mu and Amanda Round are finalists for Canada’s largest leadership-based scholarships for master’s and professional studies.