McMaster Archive

November 11, 2020

Soldiers’ letters home now available digitally, thanks to lockdown transcription project

A transcription project within the McMaster library has helped make historic letters, along with other significant materials from the Library’s extensive archival collections, more easily accessible to researchers around the world.

November 11, 2020

Virtual talk explores the world of wartime propaganda

From selling war bonds and collecting scrap, to recruitment and anti-espionage campaigns, archivist Bridget Whittle recently explored how governments used propaganda on their own people and their enemies during the first and second world wars.

November 10, 2020

McMaster community remembers graduate Adam Chiaravalle as a “positive force”

“Anyone honoured to have met him was better off,” says one remembrance of Adam, who was a passionate advocate for sustainability both on and off campus.

November 10, 2020

Appointment-based access to Archives and Research Collections now available

The Library is offering appointment-based access to the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections to provide McMaster faculty, post-doctoral fellows and students with access to the rare books and archival materials they need.

November 9, 2020

McMaster professor named chief accreditation examiner of the Canadian Public Relations Society

Sévigny is also director of the McMaster Communications Metrics Research Lab and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Professional Communication.

November 7, 2020

Confirmed COVID-19 cases at McMaster: November 7, 2020

The university has been notified by Mohawk College that two students who take classes at the Institute of Applied Health Sciences facility on McMaster’s campus have confirmed cases of COVID-19.

November 6, 2020

McMaster community gets more cyber safe

To mark National Cyber Security Awareness Month, McMaster's IT Security team encouraged the community to complete the Government of Canada's Get Cyber Safe Checkup.

November 6, 2020

New campus-wide task force to explore challenges and best practices in virtual learning

Streamlining the use of online learning platforms, managing time zones and the need for connection are some of the issues being explored by the group, which includes 31 faculty, students and staff members.

November 6, 2020

“He bled maroon and grey and his heart was in Hamilton”

Friends and colleagues remember historian and McMaster graduate Chuck Johnston.

November 4, 2020

Chancellor Santee Smith featured on episode of CBC Arts: Exhibitionists

Smith reflects on her identity as an artist, and performs an excerpt of her very first original choreographed work on her family land.

November 3, 2020

New student podcast talks about UN development goals and making positive change

The new student-led podcast series, The Global Health Collective -- With a Local Edge, officially launches November 4.

November 2, 2020

“I felt I had a real calling”

New provost Susan Tighe shares her thoughts on why she moved into administration, the future of McMaster and what it’s been like to start a new job in the middle of a pandemic.

November 2, 2020

Charles and Margaret Juravinski invest (again!) in transformational health research in their hometown

Margaret and Charles, who turned 91 on Nov. 1, have invested $3 million to support health research through the Juravinski Research Institute, a partnership between Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

October 30, 2020

Four McMaster profs honoured with provincial awards of excellence

New awards recognize work done on campus and in the community during COVID-19.

October 29, 2020

Confirmed COVID-19 case at McMaster: October 29

The individual, an employee with an external company, tested positive on Oct. 28 and has now notified the university. The individual was last on campus on Oct. 26, and prior to that, Oct. 22, in the Nuclear Research Building.

October 28, 2020

McMaster Global 2020 explores how higher education can address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The annual showcase – held virtually this year – will include a panel discussion on higher education and the SDGs with partners from around the world.

October 27, 2020

“The conversation and action that needs to happen now depends on our ability to rebuild trust.” President’s letter on anti-Black racism review within Athletics and Recreation

The Systemic Review of the Black Student-Athlete Experience and the McMaster Athletics Climate has now been completed.

October 27, 2020

If there was one thing about our university, or our campus that you could change, what would it be?

One of the things that drives all our work at McMaster is that we always want to do better. So please tell us — what’s the one thing about our university, or our campus, that you’d change?

October 26, 2020

Remembering David Braley

Philanthropist, businessman, sports franchise owner, art lover and Hamilton champion David Braley, 79, died today in Burlington.

October 26, 2020

Museum brings mural by Shellie Zhang to Hamilton for Supercrawl

The mural, called To What Do We Owe This Honour? creates a connection between the intimate setting of one’s home and the shared realm of public space.