McMaster Archive

April 17, 2000

Byk Canada gift supports purchase of medical journals

[img_inline align=”left” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/library4.jpg” caption=”P.George, J. Suk, D. Fitzgerald”]Byk Canada Inc. will make a significant contribution to the future of McMaster University's Health Sciences Library by . . .

April 17, 2000

Local engineering firm donates $1 million for new research chair

A generous donation from a Hamilton business leader and owner of the city's largest local engineering firm will strengthen structural engineering research at McMaster University and benefit both the Ontario and Canadian construction industries. Joe Ng, president of JNE Consulting Ltd., an internationally acclaimed engineering and computer firm with offices in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, and Beijing and Guanzhou, China, is donating $1 million to McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering for an endowed chair in infrastructure renewal in the Department of Civil Engineering.

April 17, 2000

McMaster scientists involved in new vaccine and immunotherapy network

McMaster scientists will be part of the newly created Canadian Network for Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics of Cancer and Chronic Viral Diseases (CANVAC. The federal government . . .

April 14, 2000

Rehabilitation science moves into new building

[img_inline align=”right” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/SusanBirnie.jpg” caption=”Susan Birnie”]Filing cabinets, desks and computers from the School of Rehabilitation Science are being moved into the new Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied . . .

April 14, 2000

Information board draws critics on campus and in community

The large, state-of-the-art video board nestled in the corner of Les Prince Field was supposed to remedy the problem of alerting the entire McMaster community to coming events. Instead, the structure, dubbed the "Mactron," has created an even bigger headache. Since its unveiling in late October, an array of concerns and complaints have been lodged concerning the board. They range from disapproval of the commercial advertising that is interspersed with campus programming to the bright glow that illuminates nearby Mayfair Crescent at night.

April 14, 2000

Non-teaching staff election to the Board of Governors

The election for a representative of the non-teaching staff on the Board of Governors will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18 and continue . . .

April 13, 2000

McMaster summer camps have much to offer

Hundreds of Hamilton-area young people will be at McMaster this summer to try their skills at volleyball, participate in lab experiments, create their own newspaper or learn about sutures and casting. Here's a brief look at some of the camps offered this summer.

April 13, 2000

Senate endorses globalization institute

The Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC), established in 1998, has been formally established and recognized by by Senate. “We have the critical . . .

April 13, 2000

McMaster to establish Bertrand Russell Research Centre

Senate has approved a proposal by the Faculty of Humanities to establish a Bertrand Russell Research Centre at McMaster. The centre will bring a variety of activities relating to the famous philosopher together for administrative purposes.

April 12, 2000

Funding agencies support workshop on infections

Infections in older persons are an important threat to the wellness of older adults and place an enormous burden on the health care system, as . . .

April 12, 2000

New nurses will require four-year degree

Starting January 1, 2005, all new Ontario nurses will have a four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing (BScN) announced health and long-term care minister Elizabeth Witmer and Dianne Cunningham, minister of training, colleges and universities today. "Health care is changing and nursing care is becoming more complex. Nurses need education that will prepare them to meet the challenges of the future," said Witmer. "We are acting on the advice of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Nursing Task Force to make sure nurses are able to deliver complex new therapies and treatments, new technology and work in more independent, community-based practice." To view the ministry press release click here New education standard will prepare nurses for the future

April 11, 2000

Well-known composer makes visit

A “Big Top” circus ballet; a concerto for car horns and orchestra; an oratorio based on the New Testament book of Revelations – this is . . .

April 11, 2000

Deferred maintenance bill on Canadian campuses totals $3.6 billion

Canadian universities are facing mounting costs for repairs to classrooms, residences and other buildings on campus, according to a report released today. University campuses face . . .

April 11, 2000

New research initiative targets superbugs

The inaugural symposium of McMaster's Antimicrobial Research Centre (ARC) will bring together international leaders in antibiotics and related research fields to discuss their latest findings in the war against "superbugs" or antibiotic-resistant pathogens. In addition to seminars by ARC members, four distinguished invited speakers will present results of their work at the symposium on Friday, April 14:

April 11, 2000

Retiring with class

Expecting to teach his very last class as a full time professor at 11:30 on April 6, Don Woods (centre) was instead treated to a surprise party in his honour. The chemical engineering 4Z03 class was joined by faculty, staff and other students to celebrate Woods' contributions to teaching and learning. "It was fantastic!" he says. Reflecting on his 36 years at McMaster, Woods says the best part was the in-class interaction - "seeing students grow and develop as individuals, and being a part of that growing and learning process. It's been a great time." He plans to do some writing, and have more time for music (piano and organ) and oil painting.

April 10, 2000

Vote on teaching staff election to Board begins April 12

The election for two representatives of the teaching staff on the Board of Governors will take place between 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 12 and 4:30 . . .

April 7, 2000

McMaster launches global research network

A new institute at McMaster University brings together researchers from across Hamilton with colleagues at approximately 700 hospitals in 52 countries in a global network to address population health issues. The projects of the Population Health Institute have sponsorship by the World Health Organization and the World Heart Federation and links with core laboratories specializing in thrombosis, biochemistry, genetics and vascular research.

April 7, 2000

Off-campus students sought for new street reps program

Off-campus students are being sought to act as "street representatives" in a new initiative to be launched this fall. The street reps will live in student housing in the neighbourhoods surrounding the University, connecting with their peers and providing a link to the University.

April 7, 2000

Italian artist Mimmo Paladino’s compelling prints

“There are no symbols in my works” insists Mimmo Paladino. “I have nothing to do with symbols, and if symbols seem to crop up nevertheless . . .

April 7, 2000

Quiz bowl team off to international tournament

While many McMaster students begin studying for exams this weekend, four Arts & Science students will be in Boston facing an academic challenge of a different nature. Ian Philp, Matthew Choi, Patrick Greco and Evan Jones, all Level III students, head to Boston University today (Friday, April 7) to compete in an International Academic Quiz Tournament against students from several Ivy League universities.