McMaster Archive

July 3, 2019

McMaster’s next university secretary

Andrea Thyret-Kidd, a highly-regarded campus administrative leader with more than 25 years experience at McMaster, is the new university secretary.

July 2, 2019

Facility Services staff volunteer with Hamilton charities

About 30 volunteers pitch in with elbow grease and caring to make four Hamilton community organizations sparkle again.

July 2, 2019

Gift planning award named for McMaster’s Lorna Somers

A new award for professionals in gift planning is being named for Lorna Somers, McMaster’s assistant vice-president, development.

June 28, 2019

McMaster launching a new equity, diversity and inclusion strategy

McMaster is launching its new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, which helps outline and mobilize McMaster’s EDI commitments over the next three years

June 28, 2019

Suzanne Labarge among McMaster alumni named to Order of Canada

Actor and comedian Martin Short ’72 elevated within the Order to Officer. In all, four people with McMaster connections received one of the country's highest honours.

June 27, 2019

Rob Baker — Curious, authentic and a man of his word

Rob Baker, McMaster's outgoing vice-president, research, has left an indelible mark as a first-class student, leading researcher and skilled administrator.

June 27, 2019

McMaster Museum takes art to kids

Grade 1 and 2 students from Templemead Elementary School got a little taste of what it's like to be little Picassos, thanks to the McMaster Museum of Art.

June 26, 2019

“You do belong at McMaster, and we are here to help you on that journey”

Celeste Licorish, McMaster's new Access Strategy Program Manager, understands better than most the barriers to post-secondary education faced by under-represented groups in Hamilton.

June 25, 2019

McMaster engineering community members inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

Ten McMaster engineering-affiliated professionals have joined a cohort of 54 highly accomplished engineers who were inducted as Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) during a ceremony in Québec City on June 21.

June 25, 2019

Finding Hazel

Dundas elementary school teams up with McMaster Child and Youth University to uncover a hundred-year-old mystery.

June 25, 2019

Updated registrar’s office opens on first floor of Gilmour Hall

The new space combines financial aid, scholarship and registrar's service together in one office.

June 24, 2019

For the ages: How McMaster is becoming age-friendly

This week, the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) is releasing the Age-Friendly University Report, outlining steps McMaster is taking to improve the accessibility of the campus, understand the needs of older adults coming to campus, and encourage the participation of older adults in education, research, health, and cultural activities.

June 24, 2019

Celebrating longtime employees: Where were you 45 years ago?

In 1974, Ontario minimum wage rose from $2.00 to $2.20, Winnipeg’s Terry Jacks topped the charts with “Seasons in the Sun,” and the federal Liberals . . .

June 21, 2019

McMaster civil engineering grad students sweep prestigious international competition

Students place first, second and third in the American Society of Civil Engineers student paper competition

June 21, 2019

McMaster moves up six spots in QS World University Rankings

Mac is one of only two top Canadian institutions to show increases in both score and rank.

June 21, 2019

Celebrating the legacy of Henry Thode

A special event recently paid tribute to the extraordinary vision of Henry Thode and celebrated two milestones connected to his legacy – the 60th anniversary of the McMaster Nuclear Reactor and the 40th anniversary of the H.G Thode Library of Science and Engineering.

June 21, 2019

McMaster balances its operating budget following significant funding challenges

McMaster’s 2019/20 operating budget is balanced, after taking revenue and efficiency initiatives in the face of resourcing pressures .

June 19, 2019

Electrical and computer engineering professor helps open TSX

“Working with Patriot One to develop PATSCAN continues to be an exceptional opportunity. We are excited about deploying this breakthrough concealed weapons detection technology so we can protect people’s lives.”

June 19, 2019

School of Rehabilitation Science, CanChild celebrate 30th anniversaries

McMaster’s School of Rehabilitation Science and the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research are both celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year.

June 19, 2019

When being scary is a good thing

When anatomy teaching assistant Abdullah Haroon gently chided one of his students, asking why she wasn’t attending his lab hours very often, her answer threw him for a loop.