McMaster Archive

September 19, 2019

“Pitch in” to sustainability measures at Mac

McMaster continues to make strides in sustainable practices on campus, focusing on diverting waste by increasing recycling and composting, reducing energy and water consumption, and promoting active transportation, among other initiatives.

September 19, 2019

Wilson Leadership Scholar Award applications and nominations open

Founded by Chancellor Emeritus L.R. Wilson and hosted at McMaster, the WLSA aims to give students transformative experiences, while also helping to develop the next generation of leaders in Canada.

September 18, 2019

Socrates Project presents award-winning thriller The Runner

Multiple award-winning play The Runner is heading to Hamilton with performances on Sept. 19 to 22 and 26 to 28 at McMaster’s Black Box Theatre, L.R. Wilson Hall.

September 18, 2019

The Renaissance Award: A summer on sustainable farms

Megan Watson and Avery McNair spent their summer travelling across Canada learning first-hand about small-scale regenerative farming, all thanks to the McMaster Renaissance Award.

September 17, 2019

Pilot program aims to set new Science faculty up for success

An innovative pilot program is providing new faculty members in the Faculty of Science with a host of mentorship, professional development and networking opportunities aimed at helping them succeed in their first years at McMaster and throughout their careers.

September 17, 2019

Changing the weather: Mac grad backs a new musical about Newfoundland

Walter Schroeder, MBA ’69, wants to share the best of Newfoundland music — and maybe rewrite some history — with “No Change in the Weather,” a new musical currently touring Canada.

September 17, 2019

Unearthing Greek settlements in Italy

Shanna Ingram is a fourth year biology student. Under the direction of Humanities associate professor Spencer Pope, she and a team of students traveled to Metaponto, Italy. The goal: To piece together the history and artifacts of the ancient Greek settlement of Metaponto.

September 16, 2019

Physician assistant students begin a tradition

Twenty-five new physician assistant (PA) students were welcomed into the profession on September 13 at McMaster’s first stethoscope ceremony.

September 16, 2019

Special events mark 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth

Organizers of Hamilton’s annual celebrations of Gandhi are planning an extra-special series of events this year as the world marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Gandhi.

September 16, 2019

Kickstart your career, upgrade your skills with LinkedIn Learning

McMaster students, faculty and staff have free, on-demand access to LinkedIn Learning, a popular online learning platform that offers an extensive library of more than 13,000 video tutorials covering technology, creative, professional and business topics.

September 13, 2019

Celebrating the wonder of science

Science Literacy Week is an opportunity to explore the science that is happening all around us on campus and across Canada. Join McMaster University Library and our partners throughout the week of September 16 – 22 for a great lineup of events and activities.

September 13, 2019

Business leader and grad Michael Lee-Chin shares wisdom, insights at Mac Bermuda event

Michael Lee-Chin, the chairman of Portland Holdings Limited spoke to an audience of alumni, friends and prospective students at an event organized by the McMaster Alumni Association and the DeGroote School of Business in Hamilton, Bermuda.

September 13, 2019

New exhibition confronts ‘Indian’ image and stereotypes

Peripheral Vision(s) challenges visitors to see history differently through an interplay of 19th-century Indigenous art and more recent ‘Indian portraits’ by U.S. artists.

September 13, 2019

National fundraising ride to stop at McMaster Sunday morning

McMaster physician and graduate Stacey Marjerrison is part of a small group cycling from Vancouver to Halifax this month to raise money for 17 children’s cancer centres across the country.

September 12, 2019

“Everything is much more connected than we think”

McMaster Museum of Art supports art and artists at Supercrawl, including a text-based installation by Hiba Abdallah.

September 11, 2019

McMaster one of the world’s Top 75 universities

McMaster has been ranked 72 in the internationally respected 2020 Times Higher Education rankings, advancing five spots over last year. The university is one of only four Canadian institutions in the world's top 75.

September 10, 2019

Two McMaster professors named to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Chandrima Chakraborty (Faculty of Humanities) and James MacKillop (Faculty of Health Sciences) have been recognized for their multidisciplinary work and intellectual leadership.

September 10, 2019

Study details positive impacts of tobacco and smoke-free campus

McMaster’s tobacco and smoke-free campus policy has had a positive impact on cutting exposure to smoke on campus and promoting health and safety, according to a newly-released report looking at the first year of the policy’s implementation.

September 9, 2019

Acclaimed philosopher named Library’s new Scholar in Residence

Nicholas Griffin, a former Canada Research Chair in Philosophy, long-time faculty member, and leading expert on the life and work of philosopher and peace advocate Bertrand Russell, has been named McMaster University Library’s new Scholar in Residence.

September 9, 2019

My anorexia recovery journey

Last year, Tess Schwartz was forced to put university on hold after she was hospitalized with anorexia. Now, one year later, she has regained her health and is starting her first year at McMaster. Schwartz shares her inspiring story and offers hope to those who may be facing a similar struggle.