McMaster Archive

November 14, 2017

McMaster and Hamilton startup incubator celebrates third anniversary

On November 13 the Hamilton-based startup incubator celebrated its third anniversary with an event at Innovation Park where MPP Ted McMeekin was invited as guest speaker to kick off the event as well as Global Entrepreneurship Week.

November 14, 2017

Head games: research finds injury from contact sport has harmful, though temporary effect on memory

McMaster neuroscientists studying sports-related head injuries have found even mild trauma can interrupt the production of new neurons in a region of the brain responsible for memory.

November 13, 2017

Optimal Aging event focuses on tech innovation

Held at the Alumni Memorial Building, the Technology and Design for Optimal Aging event offered a chance for those interested in aging to network and share knowledge on various research topics.

November 13, 2017

McMaster Continuing Education graduates encouraged to “light a fire in others”

On November 9 Lorraine Carter, Director of McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education, offered her congratulations at the annual graduation ceremony attended by 160 graduates.

November 13, 2017

Archaeological researchers find that dental X-rays can also reveal serious Vitamin D problems in living patients

McMaster anthropologists Lori D’Ortenzio and Megan Brickley have found a simple dental X-ray can reveal vital information in the “pulp horns” of teeth about Vitamin D deficiency.

November 10, 2017

Theatre and Film students perform play lost for over 400 years

For 400 years, it was lost in a library in Madrid. Now, Theatre & Film students are staging the very first English-language performance of Spanish playwright Lope De Vega’s 'Women & Servants.'

November 10, 2017

Innovation and the Future of Canada Summit will host thinkers and doers from around the world

The story of Tutssel’s company, Axonify Inc., is one of many to be told at the Innovation and the Future of Canada Summit, taking place at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York on Nov. 16. Hosted by McMaster's DeGroote School of Business.

November 9, 2017

Ten McMaster researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs

Ten researchers have been awarded $8.6 million from the Canada Research Chairs Program to further their work, improve Canada’s international competitiveness, and train the next generation of leaders.

November 9, 2017

Students, supervisors and staff celebrated at annual Graduate Student Recognition Awards

The annual awards highlight graduate student leadership, excellence in teaching, service to the community, and communicating the broader impact of research.

November 9, 2017

Mac researcher honoured for work on obesity, diabetes

Gregory Steinberg, researcher and professor of medicine in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, received the Diabetes Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Nutrition Metabolism and Diabetes Young Scientist Award.

November 9, 2017

New study shows therapy dogs improve health and wellbeing of older war veterans

McMaster research is showing that regular visits with therapy dogs can significantly increase the quality of life for older war veterans living in long-term care, helping to ease social isolation and bring back fond memories.

November 9, 2017

Large-scale map offers insights into the Battle of Vimy Ridge

A large-scale floor map, created by Canadian Geographic using trench maps from McMaster’s extensive WWI collection, is now on display in the foyer of Mills Library.

November 9, 2017

Engineering grads win Dyson Award for hand-held skin cancer-detecting device

What started as a final year engineering class project at McMaster University is now an internationally recognized improved solution for the early detection of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

November 8, 2017

McMaster study looking at how to keep first-year university students physically active

The 12-week study is focused on understanding how to prevent the decline in physical activity associated with the transition from high school to university and its impact on mental health.

November 7, 2017

McMaster opens Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research

The Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research will focus on conducting research, sharing information and creating a network of professionals interested in further understanding medicinal cannabis.

November 6, 2017

High risk sex behaviors impact women’s health says McMaster study

The research team was led by Charu Kaushic, professor of pathology and molecular medicine, and compared samples of vaginal microbiota of women who were involved in sex work and those who were not sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya.

November 6, 2017

Three ‘giants’ welcomed to Community of Distinction

This year’s inductees included the late Maureen Andrew, Brian Haynes, and Geoff Norman, whose research furthered the distinction and reputation of McMaster and the Faculty of Health Sciences.

November 2, 2017

McMaster joins in call for new, integrated mental health strategy

McMaster is joining Ontario’s students, colleges and universities in calling on the province to take immediate action on the growing problem of student mental health.

November 2, 2017

McMaster Museum of Art celebrates 50 years

In 1967, the first dedicated space for an art gallery opened at McMaster University with an exhibition of Canadian paintings. The new gallery was established as a fundamental part of the Arts Department.

November 1, 2017

Chemists develop method to quickly screen, identify fentanyl and other drugs of abuse

McMaster researchers have developed a new drug screening technique that could lead to the rapid and accurate identification of fentanyl, as well as a vast number of other drugs of abuse.