McMaster Archive

February 28, 2000

CanWest looks to invest in McMaster

ONtv may soon be asked, "What's on at McMaster?" CanWest Global Communications Corp., currently awaiting approval to purchase CHCH (now ONtv) television in Hamilton, has pledged $1 million to McMaster for scholarships and research endowments. The gift is part of a $14-million investment in Hamilton by the company in an attempt to return CHCH to its former prestige.

February 28, 2000

Opportunities exist for McMaster in Toronto’s bid for 2008 Olympics

Toronto's well-publicized pitch for the 2008 Summer Olympics may still be on the drawing board, but Therese Quigley, director of athletics & recreation, cautions that McMaster's involvement is even more rudimentary.

February 25, 2000

Minister to announce SuperBuild allocations to McMaster

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Dianne Cunningham will be on campus today, Friday, Feb. 25, to make an announcement about the SuperBuild Growth Fund. The event is in Convocation Hall at 12:30 p.m.

February 25, 2000

McMaster awarded $22.57 million from SuperBuild Fund for new projects

McMaster University has been awarded $22.57 million in funding through the province's new SuperBuild Growth Fund. The funding allocations were announced at McMaster today by minister of training, colleges and universities Dianne Cunningham. The funding will be used for extensive renovation and remodelling of many buildings on campus to create new classrooms and laboratories. Buildings involved in these renovations include: the former St. Mary's, Hamilton Hall, Arthur Bourns, General Science, Burke Science, Temporary Buildings 13 and 16, and Health Sciences.

February 23, 2000

Futures Fund allocations total $1 million

The McMaster University Futures Fund (MUFF) will spend over $1 million in support of a wide variety of initiatives during the year. The MUFF committee selected the nine projects, totalling $1,040,000, from submissions received from University Faculties, departments and individuals.

February 23, 2000

McMaster takes home nearly $6 million from recent competition

On behalf of Health Minister Allan Rock, the Honourable Sheila Copps, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced Feb. 18 a contribution of $5 million for health research initiatives to be conducted at McMaster University and the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, from the Government of Canada, through the Medical Research Council (MRC).

February 23, 2000

Staff association receives certification

The Ontario Labour Relations Board has certified the McMaster University Staff Association as the legal bargaining agent for non-academic staff (excluding members of The Management Group). The OLRB sent the certificate declaring MUSA's bargaining status Feb. 18.

February 22, 2000

Students head for home, the slopes and the beach

Reading week, mid-term break, spring break. Whatever you choose to call it, students are off this week, with many heading off for a few days of home cooking, to the slopes for skiing, or to southern locales for surf and sand, before returning to classes Monday, February 28.

February 22, 2000

Superbuild allocations to be announced today

This afternoon, minister of training, colleges and universities Dianne Cunningham will announce university funding allocations under the province's new Superbuild Growth Fund.

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

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.