McMaster Archive

March 17, 2000

Apocalypse now or later?

On the assumption that the quests for truth of science and religion need not be only adversarial but can also be constructive, the Faculty of Science and Department of Religious Studies are set to present two distinguished lecturers who will address the theme of "The End of the World and the Ends of God."

March 16, 2000

Students approve bus pass, miscellaneous fees

Full-time undergraduate students at McMaster have said "yes" to the continuation of the Hamilton Street Railway bus pass fee and have also agreed to start paying a new miscellaneous fee.

March 16, 2000

Marauders takes eighth crack at gold

HALIFAX  After an impressive seven-year run to the CIAU basketball championship tournament, yielding four national silver medals, the luck of the McMaster Marauders was supposed to have run out. Following last season, the team unexpectedly lost its entire front line. They found themselves smaller and inexperienced. Head coach Joe Raso, who has led the Marauders to each of their previous seven appearances, couldn't possibly weave his magic again said cynics.

March 15, 2000

McMaster responds to government’s funding announcement

McMaster University's President, Peter George, is concerned that the government's funding announcements yesterday will not meet the needs of the university sector or the students who will attend universities over the next 10 to 15 years. "When I look at what the province is estimating it will flow to McMaster, I'm afraid that I see no opportunity to do much more than attempt to stay even," said President George. "I have no difficulty with the concept that funding is partially tied to performance. I can also appreciate that the government has other funding priorities this year. So I believe that this amount of money is not intended to address the anticipated effects of inflation nor the preparation needed for the double cohort and the projected enrolment increases that we will see in the coming years."

March 15, 2000

Inventor will demonstrate wearable computer, reality mediator today

The McMaster Engineering Society and the IEEE Student Branch host a conference on technological innovation today at 6:30 p.m. in JHE-264. The keynote speaker is . . .

March 15, 2000

Funding announcement disappoints Ontario university presidents

The Council of Ontario Universities is disappointed with the announcement on operating grants made March 14 by the minister of training, colleges and universities.

March 15, 2000

McMaster study findings support the use of advance directives

[img_inline align=”right” src=”” caption=”Willie Molloy”]When older people and their families make choices regarding long term care they use fewer health care resources and seem to . . .

March 14, 2000

Students challenged to remain alcohol-free during Dry Weekend

Residents of Woodstock Hall were challenged this past weekend to remain free of alcohol. The aim of “Dry Weekend” was to both educate and entertain. . . .

March 14, 2000

SRA approves extension of student levy for University Centre

The Student Representative Assembly has voted 23 to 1 in favour of extending, for an extra year, the undergraduate student levy for the new University Centre. The extended levy will help cover an increase in construction costs to build the centre. Tenders for the project came in $3.4 million above the $26.3 million construction budget.

March 14, 2000

Provincial government announces 2000-2001 operating grants

Minister of training, colleges and universities Dianne Cunningham announced yesterday that post-secondary education operating grants to colleges and universities for the 2000-2001 academic year will be almost $2.4 billion, an increase of more than $68 million. In a press release issued March 14 and posted on the ministry's Web site, Cunningham said that university operating grants will increase by $52 million to almost $1.7 billion. The minister said that $16.5 million of this will be tied to performance based on three indicators: graduation rates, and graduate employment rates after six months and two years.

March 13, 2000

Spring Open House will be McMaster’s most comprehensive ever

It's months before the leaves will begin blowing across the quad, but many high-school university applicants are wondering now whether the McMaster campus is where they'll be on the first day of the fall semester.

March 11, 2000

McMaster excels in scientific research, report says

McMaster emerged a leader in a recent study that assessed scientific research performance at Canadian universities in the natural, engineering and biomedical sciences. In the engineering & technology category, McMaster ranked second, just behind the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), a Montreal-based graduate research institute. The University ranked third in the mathematics category and tied for third with McGill in the area of biomedical research.

March 10, 2000

McMaster leads conference on raising the status of women

McMaster University and the Trained Nurses Association of India hope to raise the status of women around the world by bringing together those who work . . .

March 10, 2000

Two McMaster researchers awarded more than $420,000 in recent CFI competition

Two McMaster researchers in the School of Geography & Geology will benefit from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) New Opportunities Fund. The pair have been awarded more than $420,000 following a recent competition, it was announced yesterday.

March 9, 2000

Health sciences professors awarded research funding

Three researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences have received one-year funding from the Medical Research Council of Canada's Canadian Institutes of Health Research Opportunities . . .

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 . . .