McMaster Archive

May 12, 2000

Conference set to explore religion in Northrop Frye’s writing

The thoughts and ideas of Northrop Frye have been scrutinized and celebrated by scholars throughout the world. But, until now, an important element of the late Canadian literary and cultural critic's work has been overlooked. The Departments of English and the Religious Studies are hosting an international conference to explore the religious contexts of Frye's thinking on May 17-19, entitled "Frye and The Word."

May 12, 2000

New Web site helps students find housing off campus

An interactive Web site and database listing of housing opportunities for off-campus living is up and running, just in time to accommodate inquiries from students who plan to attend McMaster in the fall. Jennifer MacLennan, in-coming off-campus co-ordinator, explains that the site will provide students with up-to-date information and detailed listings of off campus accommodations.

May 11, 2000

Canadian research study finds minimal benefit from high tech pacemaker

[img_inline align=”left” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/connolly.jpg” caption=”Stuart Connolly/R.Scheffler photo”]May 11- 2000-Canadian cardiologists today reported the results of a major study which found that a more expensive dual-chamber type . . .

May 11, 2000

Popular calculus professor wins coveted teaching award

Mathematics & statistics professor, Miroslav Lovric, is a recipient of this year's OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards. Deborah Flynn, president of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, announced the recipients of the annual award on May 9. "These are the men and women who both inspire and inform their students. The recipients of the teaching awards go that extra mile to ensure that their students receive the very best in course development, instruction and research."

May 10, 2000

McMaster expects 96 new research chairs over the next five years

McMaster's plan for faculty renewal got a marvellous boost this month thanks to a magic number, 96. The figure represents the number of research chairs McMaster will receive under the newly established Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program. McMaster is expected to receive the second highest allocation of chairs among universities in Ontario. This is a significant boost and I'm sure it will lead to a significant strengthening of our faculty complement, says University President Peter George, adding the CRC program is one way in which the federal government is able to make a direct impact on faculty renewal.

May 10, 2000

Physical plant adds new trees, sprinkler system to campus grounds

If the campus is looking more green and lush this spring, it's no accident. Physical plant has been busy planting trees and supervising the installation . . .

May 10, 2000

Athletes code of conduct approved

The Department of Athletics & Recreation, as well as the University's Senate, has sent a clear message to the school's student-athletes that they shouldn't just . . .

May 9, 2000

Student exhibition spotlights diverse and unique works

[img_inline align=”right” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/currents.jpg” caption=”Lisa by Elisabeth Monsterjhelm”]”Alternating Currents” is the title of this year's exhibition of the work of 21 artists/students graduating from the Studio . . .

May 9, 2000

Divinity graduates 22 students, honours dedicated volunteer

Twenty-two McMaster students will be awarded degrees from Divinity College this evening at the College's Spring Convocation in Convocation Hall. Nine master of divinity, two master of religious education, seven master of theological studies, and one doctor of ministry degrees will be awarded. Two students will receive a diploma in ministry and one will receive a certificate of Christian studies. Also this evening, an honorary Doctor of Laws degree will be presented to John Irwin, a well-known name in Canadian publishing and a leader and volunteer within the Christian community since the 1980s.

May 8, 2000

Ninety-four per cent of McMaster graduates find jobs within six months

Survey results released today show that 93.9 per cent of McMaster graduates are employed within six months of graduation. The rate exceeds the provincial average of 93.1. "These results confirm what we have known for a long time. A McMaster degree provides today's students with greater opportunity for employment tomorrow. Our graduates are well prepared for the 21st century workforce and a university education remains one of the best investments we can make," says University President Peter George.

May 5, 2000

Love bug virus strikes McMaster e-mail system

The e-mail system at McMaster was shut down for about 90 minutes yesterday afternoon so that staff in Computing & Information Services could contain the love bug virus that hit e-mail systems around the globe. CIS staff quickly wrote computer script to scan all the files on mcmail and look for the virus. Robin Griffin, manager of networking services, CIS, says 10,000 files containing the virus were found and deleted.

May 4, 2000

Film brings romantic Paris to McMaster

Spring is finally here, and with its arrival comes the second presentation of the Humanities Periscope Series. On May 6, there will be a showing . . .

May 3, 2000

Two MBA students place first in stock market competitions

McMaster MBA students Rick Sidey and Issac Wong finished first in Wilfrid Laurier's National University/College Stock Market Competition, beating out 70 other teams from McMaster . . .

May 3, 2000

Staff survey teams now formulating recommendations

It has been six weeks since the staff work teams began the process of formulating recommendations that will address the concerns expressed in the 1998 . . .

May 3, 2000

Statistics Canada to locate first national research data centre at McMaster

Statistics Canada has compiled an extensive collection of data, which could provide the country with vital information required to make proper policy decisions. Self-admittedly however, the national organization has struggled to make its ever-increasing amount of resources available to researchers across the country. McMaster will play a leading role in a project aiming at changing that, as the location for the first national Research Data Centre.

May 3, 2000

Sibley award winners announced

Two part-time health sciences professors whose endeavours have made a difference to the Faculty's educational initiatives are being honoured with the John C. Sibley Award. . . .

May 3, 2000

Board approves tuition fees for 2000-01 academic year

Undergraduate tuition and supplementary fees for the 2000-01 academic year were approved by the Board of Governors at its meeting on April 27. The approved . . .

May 3, 2000

Council of Ontario Universities releases two new reports

The Council of Ontario Universities has released two reports authored by David Smith. Smith, a respected economist, is a former principal of Queen's University, and . . .

May 2, 2000

New MSU executive, president take office

This week marks the beginning of a new year for the McMaster Students Union. Joining president Marc Marzotto in office for the year are Bryce Rudyk, vice-president education; Sam Minnitti, vice-president administration; and Toby Whitfield, vice-president finance.

May 2, 2000

Government boosts support for university research

Universities in Ontario, including McMaster, will benefit from a number of new programs and initiatives announced in the 2000 budget. Finance minister Ernie Eves announced new funding for research infrastructure and overhead costs, additional funds for the Superbuild program and incentives for medical students. "This is good news for the post-secondary sector," says University provost and vice-president academic Harvey Weingarten. "We're especially pleased the government is boosting its support for university research."