McMaster Archive

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 21: University’s financial statements now on the Web

The University's annual financial statements are now available on the Web. “McMaster is taking another step forward to enhance the transparency of its financial information . . .

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 20: New honour roll established

Students who earn a perfect average of 12 on at least 30 units of study will now be formally recognized on a new honour roll. . . .

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept 21: Marauder athletes gear up for Homecoming Weekend 2000

The Department of Athletics & Recreation kick off it's 2000 Homecoming festivities tomorrow (Sept. 22) with the 17th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner. Eight . . .

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 20: Undergraduate and graduate enrolment numbers are strong

Preliminary undergraduate and graduate enrolment numbers for the 2000- 2001 academic year were reported at the Sept. 13 meeting of Senate. Full-time undergraduate student enrolment . . .

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 20: Sept. 25-29 is Disabilities Awareness Week

McMaster University will be hosting Disabilities Awareness Week 2000 this year from Sept. 25-29. This year is the fourth annual week hosted by the Centre . . .

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 20: English department welcomes writer-in-residence M.T. Kelly

The Department of English welcomes one of Canada's most versatile writers as writer-in-residence for the fall term. M.T. Kelly, novelist, short-story writer, playwright and poet, . . .

September 19, 2000

posted on Sept. 19: McMaster recognizes Friends of the Health Sciences Library

[img_inline align=”right” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/library.jpg”]On September 14, donors to the Health Sciences Library attended a special recognition ceremony in front of the donor wall in the Health . . .

September 19, 2000

posted on Sept. 19: Minister announces new task force on post-secondary education

A new post-secondary education task force will look at ways to ensure that students continue to have access to affordable, high-quality education in the 21st . . .

September 18, 2000

posted on Sept. 19: Memorial service for non-violence

Priscilla de Villiers, mother of slain McMaster student Nina de Villiers and founder of Canadians Against Violence Everywhere Advocating its Termination, scatters dried rose petals . . .

September 18, 2000

posted Sept. 18: McMaster medical student named finalist in national essay competition

McMaster medical student Hau Truong has been named a finalist in Magna International's 2000 As Prime Minister Awards national judging program. As one of 11 . . .

September 18, 2000

posted on Sept. 19: McMaster well represented at Sydney Olympics

McMaster University is well represented at the Sydney Olympics by alumni, staff, former students and coaches. Although she competes in a variety of swimming events, 23-year-old Joanne Malar, a former McMaster swim team member, went into these Olympics hoping to shine in the 200- and 400-metre individual medley (IM) meets. Malar finished seventh in the 400-metre competition, and fifth in the 200 IM, which took place early this morning (Sept. 19). It is expected that this will be her last Olympics. Level III social sciences student Janet Cook, 21, who swims with the McMaster-based Hamilton-Wentworth Aquatic Club as well as the varsity swim team, qualified with a sixth-place finish in the women's 4x100-metre freestyle relay Olympic trials. She is coached by McMaster's Gaye Stratten.

September 18, 2000

posted Sept. 18: Exhibit explores artistic achievements of Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece together with the grandeur of Rome at the height of its power have inspired artists throughout the ages. This was particularly true in . . .

September 15, 2000

New Institute for Applied Health Sciences is officially open

The future of health sciences education and research was front and centre as officials from the Ontario Government, Mohawk College and McMaster University officially opened a shared Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS)on Friday, Sept. 15. "This institute represents a major step forward in providing training for the high-quality health care professionals Ontario needs," said Dianne Cunningham, minister of training, colleges and universities. The $25.85 million, four-storey facility is a unique partnership of two health care educators. Located at the McMaster campus, it is home to 1,200 full-time and 3,500 part-time students from both Mohawk College and McMaster University. For a "virtual tour" of the institute, click on Read More below and scroll down to the photographs. Photo right: Education minister Dianne Cunningham speaks at institute opening

September 15, 2000

Grand opening of new institute takes place today

The grand opening of the new Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences takes place at 11 a.m. today (Sept. 15). The institute is a one-of-a-kind partnership in health sciences education and research. It is home to 1,200 full-time and 3,500 part-time students from both Mohawk College and McMaster University. The opening ceremonies will be held in the building atrium.

September 14, 2000

posted on Sept. 28: Peace Festival set for Sept. 30

The eighth annual Mahatma Gandhi Peace Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30 will include a peace walk in Hamilton's downtown, speeches, music, community displays and refreshments. . . .

September 13, 2000

Students, alumni can surf new site for career opportunities

The University's first cyberspace career fair is up and running. Established by the Career Planning and Employment Centre and funded by the McMaster Students Union . . .

September 13, 2000

Celebrity concerts series highlights international performers

The McMaster Celebrity 2000-01 Concerts series, organized by the School of Art, Drama & Music, features a wide range of soloists, instruments and musical styles. From bagpipes, piano and cello, to early music, Celtic and jazz -- the series covers the full musical spectrum. The September concert, however, is notable for showcasing the three areas of study within the school. A Song of Lilith (Sept. 29) tells the legend of Adam's first wife through art, narrative and music. Written by Canadian author Joy Kogawa, who will deliver the narrative, the production features actor Moira Wylie, with musicians Erika Raum (violin), Clare Scholtz (English horn), Julie Baumgartel (violin), Kathleen Kajioka (viola) and Kristine Bogyo (cello). "We're really excited about this production," says Rose Riopelle, admininistrative co-ordinator for the school. "It's playing at some important venues across Canada, so we're pleased it's coming to McMaster."

September 12, 2000

Watt, McInnis will serve on University Planning Committee

Nominations for teaching and non-teaching staff vacancies on the University Planning Committee closed on Friday Sept. 8. No additional nominations were received, so the nominees . . .

September 12, 2000

Business school signs agreement with Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow

The Michael G. DeGroote School of Business has formally entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow (IIM-L) to promote graduate students and faculty exchanges and collaborative research between the two institutions. Naresh Agarwal, professor of human resources and PhD program co-ordinator, was instrumental in initiating this relationship with IIM-L and represented McMaster University at the signing of the MOU earlier this summer. Agarwal emphasized the need for students as well as faculty to get international exposure for familiarization with current global as well as transnational perspectives. The agreement marks the foray of McMaster University into India."Our goal is to become global and internationalize the prospectus and curriculum of both institutions" Agarwal. He added that a key strength of IIM-L is their management development and outreach program, while the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business is strong in research and innovation. Describing the partnership as the beginning of a relationship between equals, Agarwal said IIM-L was the preferred institute because of its excellent growth rate. "The kind of set up they have established over the last 15 years is indicative of the immense potential of the institute," he added.

September 12, 2000

Virtual career fair launch is today (Sept. 14)under the big tent

The Career Planning and Employment Centre today launches McMaster's first annual Virtual Career Fair (VCF)and the all new Career Links Program. Students are invited to visit the tent located in front of the Burke Science Building for a host of exciting events with tons of free giveaways. Starting at 9:30 a.m. computer stations will be available where you can view the VCF. At 10:30 a.m. try out the Twister Game for prizes game, a speakers corner and tons of free giveaways! Starting at 11:45 a.m. the VCF, followed by Career Links, will be launched inside the tent by a number of local dignitaries. The Survivor Series commences at 1 p.m. Come out and cheer on your student faculty president, the MSU president or the Maroons president as they compete in a series of crazy activities that will test their ability, agility and sensibility! Be part of the tribal council that votes two people off after each event!