March 27, 2000Business school launches on-site MBA program at Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and the McMaster University School of Business have launched an on-site Master of Business Administration (MBA) program for P&WC employees. The "McMaster MBA @ P&WC Program" allows qualified employees to attend courses at P&WC's aerospace engine facility in Mississauga, Ontario to obtain an MBA degree from the business school.
March 27, 2000McMaster men’s tennis team wins national title
The McMaster men's varsity tennis team defeated the University of Manitoba by a score of 7-2 to win the national title at Canadian University Tennis Championships in Winnipeg on the weekend. The men won their first-ever OUA crown in October to qualify for this event. They defeated Queen's in the semi-finals 4-3 and then defeated the defending OUA champion Western Mustangs 4-1 in the finals.
March 24, 2000Four candidates vie for two teaching staff positions on Board
Four nominations have been submitted for two teaching staff positions on the Board of Governors. An online election will be held beginning at 9 a.m. . . .
March 24, 2000Russell lecturer to discuss conflict, power
The Centre for Peace Studies presents its 14th annual Bertrand Russell Peace lectures on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28. Johan Galtung, distinguished professor . . .
March 23, 2000Six students awarded travel scholarships
Six McMaster men and women are recipients of the 2000 Travel Scholarships, which offer third-year students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience by studying . . .
March 23, 2000Students honour excellence in teaching
Students have awarded nine McMaster professors for their dedication to their students. The awards were presented at a reception this week. The 1999-2000 McMaster Students Union Teaching Award recipients are: William Harris (Arts & Science Program), Paul Rome (engineering), Otto Sanchez-Sweatman (health sciences), Pamela Sugiman (social sciences), Digby Sale (kinesiology), Patrick Yip (science), Marilyn Adams (business), Jean Wilson (humanities), and Sarah Todd (social work).
March 22, 2000Popular radio host is guest at graduate students’ celebration
The fifth annual Graduate Students Day, hosted by the Graduate Students Association and the School of Graduate Studies, is shaping up to be a quirky affair. A day-long celebration of education is planned for today, March 23. Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio's popular science program Quirks and Quarks, will attend the evening activities, held in the Council Chamber, which include refreshments and an awards ceremony. McDonald will be joined by Harvey Weingarten, McMaster's provost and vice-president academic, and Susan Johnson, a doctoral economics student, for a panel discussion on "Demystifying Research in the 'Ivory Tower': Engaging the Public in a Discussion on the Importance of Graduate Student Research."
March 21, 2000New phone system hears you
New and exciting technology was introduced to the everyday routine of most members of the McMaster community in late October, but Terry Cleland, director of . . .
March 21, 2000Scholars from Princeton, Vatican Observatory discuss the “End of the World and the Ends of God
Is humanity headed for the junkyard? Is there life after death? Does modern astrophysics undermine the hope of an afterlife? Does one's idea of the end affect how one conducts oneself now? Two leading scholars in theology and astrophysics will consider these kinds of questions and other topics relating to science, religion and eschatology when they present a pair of lectures at McMaster today and tomorrow. (Eschatology is the body of doctrines concerning the four last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell.)
March 21, 2000Liberal arts students get support from Angus Reid
If you're a student of history, sociology or philosophy and you are looking for an answer to pessimists who ask "What are going to do with a degree like that?" Angus Reid's essay, The Schooling of Entrepreneurs, provides a lifeline. Reid, founder of one of North America's largest market research companies and holder a doctorate in sociology, gives hope to those studying the liberal arts. He disputes those who think the pursuit of a broad background in the arts or sciences is a waste of time and money.
March 20, 2000Employees set to discuss results of staff survey
McMaster's administration hopes that the best way to address issues of concern from employees is to allow them to contemplate and work through solutions in a manner that is constructive for everyone.
March 20, 2000McMaster submits 13 proposals for CFI 2000
McMaster has submitted 13 project proposals in its application to the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The proposals fall into three separate categories: major applications, minor applications and inter-institutional submissions. The major applications include a $32.48-million proposal for a Centre for Molecular Medicine and Health, led by Jack Gauldie, a professor and chair of pathology and molecular medicine.
March 20, 2000Marauders denied national title again
HALIFAX — At least the McMaster men's basketball team can say they lost to the best. The Marauders will take home few fond on-court memories . . .
March 17, 2000McMaster basketball star earns national honours
HALIFAX- McMaster basketball star Steve Maga was a big winner at the CIAU awards dinner last night. Maga, a fourth-year student, was named a second . . .
March 17, 2000Apocalypse 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, 2000Students 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, 2000Marauders 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, 2000McMaster 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, 2000Inventor 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, 2000Funding 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.