McMaster Archive

March 9, 2000

International Women’s Day activities continue today

The McMaster and wider Hamilton communities are invited to join the Women's Studies Program today as it continues its celebration of International Women's Day (IWD) and the 10th anniversary of women's studies at McMaster. Rather than the usual one day event (on March 8), this year the IWD program fills two days.

March 8, 2000

New program paves the way to better diabetes health in Hamilton

A new program aimed at improving diabetes health is now available to Hamilton area residents. Diabetes Hamilton has been set up to address a key . . .

March 7, 2000

David Braley and Nancy Gordon support research at McMaster University

David Braley, president of Hamilton-based Orlick Industries Limited, and his wife, Nancy Gordon, are backing research into two areas that are vital to our local, provincial and national economies: health care and advanced manufacturing. Click here to view a video clip

March 7, 2000

PhD candidate in chemistry wins seat on Board

Cherif Matta, a PhD candidate in chemistry, has been elected as the graduate student representative on the Board of Governors. Matta has a bachelor of . . .

March 7, 2000

Engineering students victorious at Ontario competition

Four McMaster teams have brought home prizes from the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC), held at the University of Toronto on the weekend. The annual event . . .

March 6, 2000

Daily News site wins viewers’ approval

Launched only one month ago, the Daily News Web site is attracting lots of attention. Statistics made available on Feb. 25 indicate that the site is getting over 45,800 hits per day, on average. That's more than one million hits during the site's first month! Over 4,300 users daily are actually logging on and browsing.

March 6, 2000

Bertrand Russell project director to retire

On the seventh floor in Togo Salmon Hall, in the offices of the Bertrand Russell Editorial Project, lined on top of a cabinet, nests a set of 17 blue, hard-bound editions. The library consists of the 14 volumes of The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell plus three volumes of bibliography.

March 6, 2000

Sil celebrates 70 wonderful years

Katy Sternbergh had no idea the response she would generate when she began sending out invitations to the Silhouette's 70th anniversary party. “It's been incredibly . . .

March 6, 2000

McMaster men’s basketball team wins West Division title

The McMaster men's basketball team upset the No. 2 team in the country on Saturday to earn their eighth consecutive trip to the CIAU National Championship in Halifax.

March 4, 2000

March 4 – Update on Negotiations

Negotiating teams for the University and the McMaster University Staff Association (MUSA) were available to bargain throughout the weekend but little progress was made.

March 3, 2000

Exciting period of renewal lies ahead for McMaster

McMaster is currently on the verge of one of the most exciting periods in its history, predicts University provost and vice-president academic Harvey Weingarten. In his fourth annual State of the Academy address on Feb. 29, Weingarten anticipated that the increasing quality of the student population and a coherent academic plan, coupled with facility and faculty renewal, will inspire the institution.

March 3, 2000

Provincial government extends deadline for matches to student financial aid

The provincial government has extended the deadline for contributions to the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund (OSOTF) and it will match contributions designated for student . . .

March 3, 2000

Engineering gears up for National Engineering Week

Each year thousands of volunteers representing engineering societies, major corporations, universities and professional engineering associations organize activities for the public as part of National Engineering . . .

March 3, 2000

Religious studies introduces summer language program

Crucial to the work of researchers in any field is the ability to read relevant scholarly literature in languages other than English. Most language courses, . . .

March 3, 2000

Computer virus hits PCs on campus

Computing & Information Services has issued the following message: In the past few days, we have received numerous calls regarding PCs being infected with four . . .

March 2, 2000

Board’s online election for graduate student representative is under way

An election to fill the vacancy for a graduate student representative on the Board of Governors is now under way. The poll opened on March 1 and will remain open until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3.

March 1, 2000

Ontario’s university chancellors issue statement on higher education

Recently, the chancellors of Ontario's 17 universities gathered on the Glendon campus of York University. Though not all were able to attend, it was an . . .

March 1, 2000

Human Resources deluged with requests for PIN numbers

McMaster's human resources office has been deluged with requests for personal identification numbers (PIN) as faculty and staff prepare for their first on-line vote for new members of the Board of Governors.

March 1, 2000

Continuing education offers management training series

Once seen as a perk doled out in flush times for top managers, management training is suddenly every organization's strategic weapon. This week, McMaster University kicks off the MVP 2000 management training series which consists of one, two and three-day seminars on many topics including e-commerce, intellectual capital, time management, new product development, employee selection and retention, and implementing change.

February 29, 2000

Provost speaks on institutional renewal today

University Provost and vice-president academic Harvey Weingarten presents his annual State of the Academy address at 12:30 p.m. today in HSC-1A5. Weingarten will speak on the "Thrills of Institutional Renewal." "We are entering a time, I think, of institutional renewal at all levels. Due to retirements, people here will witness a turnover in faculty, and probably staff, which hasn't been seen since the early 1960s," says Weingarten.