McMaster Archive

February 3, 2000

Report predicts critical strain on University’s resources

McMaster has found itself back on healthy economic ground, but the University's Finance Committee predicts this stability may be threatened by future trends beyond their control.

February 2, 2000

Plans for new residence ease housing woes

The University is in the early process of planning a new residence. The need for additional living space comes from an anticipated influx of students . . .

February 2, 2000

Airline changes have an impact on campus

An industry-wide move by Canada's major airlines to bypass traditional travel agents in order to deal directly with customers has had an impact on campus.

February 1, 2000

National recognition for four chemical engineers

Four McMaster professors are among 20 Canadian chemical engineers honoured for their distinguished contributions to the field.

February 1, 2000

McMaster graduate students initiate education campaign

They may feel it in the pocket book, but the McMaster Graduate Students Association thinks students don't quite grasp the full extent of tuition fee increases. So, the GSA decided to do its part to lobby against high tuition by trying to educate students on campus.

January 31, 2000

Four candidates vying for top MSU post

It's the final lap for four candidates who are in the race to become the next MSU president.

January 31, 2000

Cultural misunderstandings contribute to business failures

The concept of the global village may be romantic, but it is also very problematic. At a Jan. 27 lecture on “Developing Inter-Cultural Relations in . . .

January 31, 2000

Sociologist’s theory of home-grown Canadian ethnicity draws national attention

Rhoda Howard-Hassmann isn't willing to embrace the long-accepted tradition that Canadians should celebrate their ancestral ethnic roots rather than their national ties.

January 28, 2000

posted on Nov. 17: New mathematical model explains changing patterns of epidemics

A simple, new mathematical model enables scientists to predict epidemics of infectious diseases such as measles. A team of researchers from McMaster University, Cambridge University and the University of Florida developed the model and applied it to measles epidemics. Their research is reported in the Jan. 28 issue of the journal Science. "The model we have developed is simpler than others that are currently being studied. Our approach will make it easier to address other problems in epidemiology and ecology," says David Earn, professor of applied mathematics at McMaster.

January 28, 2000

1999 OSAP figures show decline in the default rates of McMaster students

McMaster continues to show an impressive decline in the default rates of students issued Ontario Student Assistance Plan loans (OSAP). Figures released by the provincial government on Jan. 26 show the school's default rate at 6.0 per cent in 1999, down from 6.6 per cent a year earlier.

January 27, 2000

Diet + exercise = good health

The new year inevitably brings promises of exercise and dieting for many Canadians. For most, those resolutions are quickly broken. But would that success rate . . .

January 27, 2000

Noble looks to make a difference as new privacy commissioner

[img_inline align=”right” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/Noble.jpg” caption=”Allisan Noble”]When Allisan Noble was approached to become McMaster's new freedom of information and privacy commissioner, she saw the opportunity to make . . .

January 27, 2000

Certification, grievance procedures discussed at workshop

Members of the McMaster University Staff Association (MUSA) and McMaster University's administration met Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Wentworth House for a workshop on the impact . . .

January 26, 2000

Issue of disputed MUSA votes resolved

The University administration and the McMaster University Staff Association (MUSA) have resolved the matter of some 93 disputed votes cast in March 1999 during a union certification vote on campus. In addition, the two parties have reached agreement on how the membership of MUSA is defined.

January 26, 2000

Marvin Ryder chairs new transition board

McMaster business professor Marvin Ryder will chair a provincial transition board to ensure a smooth transition toward the new City of Hamilton.

January 26, 2000

Boetzkes is acting director, women’s studies

[img_inline align=”right” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/Boetzkes1.jpg”]The new face in the Women's Studies Program office belongs to Elisabeth Boetzkes. But Boetzkes is no stranger to McMaster University, having been . . .

January 25, 2000

Ramipril study brings good news

The risk of cardiovascular disease among people with diabetes is significantly reduced by the action of the drug Ramipril, McMaster researchers have found.

January 25, 2000

OT/PT programs move to master’s level

The Faculty of Health Sciences will upgrade its highly-touted occupational and physiotherapy programs to the master's level this fall, offering a master's degree in clinical . . .

January 25, 2000

Moist makes Millennimania marvellous

It came three weeks late but the McMaster Student Union's millennium celebration was a great success.

January 25, 2000

MSU cements its membership in provincial body

McMaster Students Union (MSU) is now a full member of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA).