McMaster Archive

February 22, 2000

Theme School organizes consensus conference for Hamilton-Wentworth region

McMaster's Theme School on Science, Technology and Public Policy hopes to introduce an innovative approach to ensuring the public has an impact on government decisions. On May 27, the school will hold a consensus conference, involving a panel of residents from Hamilton-Wentworth, to discuss the merits of incineration versus landfill in waste management strategies.

February 22, 2000

SuperBuild allocations for GTA region announced

SuperBuild Growth Fund allocations for 14 Greater Toronto Area projects were announced Feb. 22 by finance minister Ernie Eves and training, colleges and universities minister Dianne Cunningham. The 14 GTA projects, which will create more than 26,000 new student spaces, include four joint college-university projects and total more than $330 million. Through SuperBuild, the Ontario government is spending $742 million this year to build and modernize universities and colleges for future demand, with $660 million of this going towards new capital projects. Full details of the GTA allocations announced today, including a list of the 14 projects, can be found on the ministry's Web site:www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/nr/00.02/superb.htm

February 21, 2000

New v-p administration sees parallels between hospital, university environments

McMaster's new vice-president administration sees a lot of parallels between the university and hospital environments. As vice-president of finance and corporate services at St. Joseph's Hospital, Karen Belaire has been involved in the acquisition of funding for research infrastructure, the rebuilding of physical facilities, and the development of human resources at St. Joseph's.

February 18, 2000

Supreme Court justice, Canadian Brass to receive honorary degrees this spring

Supreme Court Justice Madame Louise Arbour and the Canadian Brass will be among the recipients of honorary degrees at McMaster's Spring Convocations this year. Following is a list of recipients known to date.

February 18, 2000

Medical journal editor presents Johnson Lecture

Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, London, UK, will give the Fifth Annual Arnold L. Johnson Lecture, "The Journalism of Science: Justifiable Controversy or Jeopardized Credibility," at McMaster University on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in HSC-1A4.

February 18, 2000

Emissions trading plan may not work

The Ontario government's new emissions trading plan for the electricity sector may be seriously flawed, suggests Andrew Muller, a professor in the Department of Economics.

February 17, 2000

TD Bank Financial Group establishes bursary fund

Students at McMaster University who are in need of financial assistance will benefit from a new bursary fund created by TD Bank Financial Group. TD Bank Financial Group is dedicating $500,000 for the establishment of the TD Bank Financial Group Bursary Fund at McMaster.

February 16, 2000

New institute will train highly specialized scientists

Providing quality research and highly trained professionals are among the goals of McMaster's new Institute for Applied Radiation Sciences, approved last month. The new institute aims to build on the University's existing network within the nuclear and health care industries.

February 16, 2000

Marshall will continue to lead Marauders

Marauder head football coach Greg Marshall has signed a new agreement with McMaster University and will continue to lead the Marauder football team into the new millennium.

February 14, 2000

Committee will review residence system decision-making process

Senate approved a motion on Feb. 9 to establish an ad hoc committee to review the process whereby decisions concerning the residence system are made. The committee will make recommendations to Senate as to how those decisions should be arrived at in the future.

February 14, 2000

Monday, Feb. 14: McMaster University is closed today (severe winter weather)

The University is closed today because of severe winter weather. For the University to be "closed" means that classes are not held, meetings and other scheduled events are cancelled, staff other than those employed in "essential services," as defined in this statement, are not expected to be at work, but are paid for a normal day, examinations are cancelled, deadlines for assignments and other submissions are postponed until the same hour on the next business day on which the University is not "closed." Under a new Storm Emergency Policy and Procedures adopted this year, McMaster University will close automatically if the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board closes all its schools for the day. The HWDSCB has closed all of its schools and buildings today and has cancelled transportation.

February 14, 2000

Prints by Lucy Maud Montgomery arrive on campus next week

World-famous Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) is best known as the creator of Anne of Green Gables. However, she was also an avid photographer and her work as a visual artist will be showcased in an exhibition which begins Sunday, Feb. 20 and continues to Sunday, April 9 at the McMaster Museum of Art.

February 11, 2000

McMaster professor calls on U.S. officials in Washington

Brian McCarry has faced many roadblocks when lobbying for environmental actions. From monetary concerns to political grappling, he thought he'd seen it all. That is until he visited top U.S. officials in Washington last week.

February 10, 2000

Senate approves new Academic Plan

McMaster is embarking on a new direction in undergraduate education and it now has an academic compass to navigate these new and uncharted waters. Yesterday Senate approved a new Academic Plan for the University which spells out the institution's guiding principles and defines the ways in which the University will uphold these tenets.

February 10, 2000

Discovery lights up world of fluorescent tubing

Barna Szabados thought it was inevitable his name would be added to a long list of engineers who had failed to solve one of science's most baffling problems. Szabados had spent four years trying to discover a method of dimming fluorescent light bulbs -- a simple-sounding problem that had dumbfounded everyone who had tackled it.

February 10, 2000

New BA in health studies adds social science, humanities perspective

Senate has approved a new combined honours BA in health studies and another subject. The new program explores contemporary and historical meanings and practices associated with health and health care from an arts perspective.

February 10, 2000

Greater focus on academics sought for Welcome Week

First-year students are able to quickly connect and identify with McMaster, but, according to a report reviewing Welcome Week 1999, the transition into a new academic setting isn't as immediate.

February 8, 2000

IBM clients in China benefit from shared knowledge

Thirty-two industry, banking and business managers in China know more about Western management skills today thanks to a knowledge transfer course provided by McMaster faculty and IBM in Beijing.

February 8, 2000

The pursuit of wisdom, humanities style

The Faculty of Humanities colloquium series promises to pursue the intellectual mission of the humanities -- the pursuit of wisdom in its different forms. The first in the series, Writing Up Lives in the Humanities, on Feb. 15, focuses on a hot trend -- researching and writing the biography.

February 8, 2000

“No” vote will affect services, programs, hours

Students will not have access to health professionals at the Student Health Services(SHS) office on evenings or weekends, starting in September. The office already knows it will have to cut these hours as a result of the "No" vote on a proposed health services fee increase in the MSU referendum held this month.