June 21, 2000Rehab science staff, faculty settle into new building
The School of Rehabilitation Science's staff and faculty have finally settled into the new Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences. “We were teaching classes a . . .
June 21, 2000Heart and stroke funding keeps McMaster cardiovascular research on world stage
A $2-million infusion of funds to a McMaster University research team will help bring to fruition major developments in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Jeffrey Weitz has been awarded the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/J. Fraser Mustard Chair in Cardiovascular Research at McMaster University, providing perpetual funding for this important work. Unlike a one-time research award, the endowed chair consists of a $2- million fund, from which investment income will generate continued financial support for the chair. The chair is named in honour of Dr. J. Fraser Mustard, who helped establish at McMaster the medical school with its radically different curriculum. After 16 years at McMaster, he created and established the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, a network involving over 160 researchers around the world in the study of complex problems in the sciences and social sciences. Fraser Mustard has received many awards for his work, including the Order of Canada, Order of Ontario and the Gairdner Foundation International Award for Medical Research.
June 21, 2000Changes bring more community-friendly message board
The Mactron stays, but in a revised, more community-friendly format. The Board of Governors has approved recommendations that will make the controversial video board's giant . . .
June 21, 2000Artist displays a true picture of nature in the Faculty Hollow
If you were walking in the area of Hamilton Hall, the University Club or the Faculty Hollow at anytime during Monday morning or early afternoon, June 19, you might have noticed some seemingly strange goings on. No sooner had the stage for the Summer Student Drama Festival come down, then a giant gilded frame went up. Part of Hamilton artist Michael Allgoewer's two-part sculpture "Island #1" and "Island #2", the piece, a literal framed view of nature, is part of a larger, regional outdoor art exhibition that will run through to Sept. 4 at 11 sites throughout the Hamilton-Burlington area.
June 20, 2000Staff survey follow-up project: Next steps
The following was submitted by members of the Leadership Group for the Staff Survey Follow-up Project: It has been a long process so far, and . . .
June 20, 2000Board approves compensation package, Mactron plan of action and financing for new student residence
A compensation package for members of the management group, a course of action to resolve concerns about Mactron, and the location of and financing for a new student residence were among the items approved by the Board of Governors at its meeting on Thursday, June 15. The Board also approved the 2000-01 operating budget recommended by the Budget Committee and a request from University Advancement for post-campaign financing. Following is a brief summary of each item approved by the Board. Additional details for some items will follow in future postings on the Daily News.
June 19, 2000Campus construction projects, 2000-2003
The McMaster campus will be a beehive of construction and renovation activity over the next few years as the University embarks on the most extensive capital improvements work carried out in the last 10 years. Virtually every major building on campus will be affected by the projects, which are being funded through a variety of government programs, such as SuperBuild, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Access to Opportunities Program, private donors and the University. The following project summaries provide a brief overview of the construction projects that will transform the face of the University campus over the next few years as McMaster gears up for a projected increase in enrolment in 2003.
June 15, 2000International stars invade McMaster for pre-Olympic showdown
McMaster University's Burridge Gymnasium will play host to the opening game of Canada Basketball Summer Series 2000 pre-Olympic exhibition series. The men's and women's Olympic . . .
June 15, 2000Doyle and Maga return for 2001 basketball season
Senior co-captains of the Marauders basketball team Doug Doyle and Steve Maga will return to finish out their Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union careers as members . . .
June 13, 2000Five McMaster researchers receive health career awards
Five McMaster researchers are the recipients of Health Career Awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the National Health Research and Development Program (NHRDP). McMaster researchers claimed three of 10 available senior investigator awards.
June 13, 2000Mathematician uses music to enliven the classroom
Mathematician and textbook author James Stewart, a retired McMaster professor, demonstrates one of several ways to enliven the classroom at a public lecture on Sunday, June 11. Stewart's lecture was a highlight of the Math 2000 conference held on campus this past week. The conference wraps up today.
June 13, 2000McMaster professor to hold national nursing chair
McMaster nursing professor Alba DiCenso is among 11 new chair holders announced today by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.
June 12, 2000Drama festival offers up witty, entertaining period comedies this month
This year, McMaster University's Summer Drama Festival is producing two full-length productions, Moliere's Tartuffe and Christopher Fry's The Lady's Not For Burning. Both are witty and entertaining period comedies chosen to challenge McMaster's theatre students and engage the community both on campus and the surrounding area. The plays run from June 7 to 17 on the McMaster campus in the courtyard behind the Rathskellar and in the Faculty Hollow.The Lady's Not for Burning opened June 7 with performances on June 9, 15 and 17 at 7 p.m. Tartuffe opened June 8 and runs June 10, 14, and 16, also at 7 p.m.
June 12, 2000Board approves 2000-01 reallocation fund allocations
The Board of Governors has approved the distribution of $5.8 million in reallocation funding for the fiscal year 2000-01. The Board approved the recommendations, made by the Budget Committee, at its meeting on Thursday, June 15. Of this total, 47 per cent will be distributed to instruction and academic activities, 35 per cent to student services, libraries and scholarships, and 18 per cent to administrative functions. Reallocation funds are used to support projects of high priority and those that exemplify the objectives of the University. The Board approved a Budget Committee recommendation that a one per cent across-the-board increase be applied to each of the budgets submitted by University departments. The remainder will be allocated to 56 one-time and continuing reallocation requests selected by the Budget Committee.
June 12, 2000Pedalling for a good cause
A McMaster-based team of pedal pushers is participating in the Big Bike Ride for Stroke today. A team from the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) joins . . .
June 12, 2000Organizers declare commuter challenge a success
Although not many from McMaster registered officially for the Canada Commuter Challenge during Environment Week, it was evident to Jennifer Dawson that a large number . . .
June 9, 2000Popular mathematician and best-selling author offers tips on teaching
Mathematician and best-selling textbook author James Stewart will be at McMaster later this week to offer solutions to a math educator's greatest problem — making . . .
June 9, 2000New street lighting to be installed on University Avenue
McMaster University has contracted Wayne Electric Company Ltd. to install an engineered lighting system on both sides of University Avenue and east along Sterling Street. . . .
June 9, 2000One-day symposium will help faculty develop new teaching methods for inquiry and problem-based learning
On Tuesday, June 13, the McMaster Centre for Leadership in Learning and the Faculty of Engineering are sponsoring a one-day symposium titled “Helping Students Become . . .
June 9, 2000McMaster swimmer Janet Cook qualifies for Sydney Olympics
Janet Cook, two-time McMaster Female Athlete of the Year, will have an opportunity to swim for an Olympic medal this fall in Sydney, Australi. Cook . . .