McMaster Archive

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.

February 7, 2000

Mark Levine named first chair in breast cancer research

Professor of medicine Mark Levine is the first holder of the Buffett Taylor Chair in Breast Cancer Research. As the Buffett Taylor Chair in Breast Cancer Research, Levine will conduct independent research and clinical trials in breast cancer, evaluate the use of innovative methods to improve communication between physicians and women with breast cancer, and research methods to improve the use of clinical practice guidelines in the care of women with breast cancer.

February 7, 2000

More students pick McMaster as their first choice

McMaster University is on the mind of many high school graduates, according to statistics released by the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). As of Feb. 3, the University has seen a seven per cent increase in applications over the same period last year.

February 6, 2000

New Steel Research Centre opens its doors

With the rapid changes in steel production, it is expected that the steel making process of today will be unrecognizable in 20 years. The objective . . .

February 6, 2000

Region initiates environmental study for proposed new entrance for McMaster

The Region of Hamilton-Wentworth has initiated a class environmental assessment study for the newly proposed McMaster University/Main Street West entrance.

February 4, 2000

Centre inundated with requests for early childhood development instrument

What elements best prepare children for successful learning? The School Readiness to Learn Project, undertaken by the Canadian Centre for Studies of Children at Risk . . .

February 4, 2000

Fundraising campaign reaches $80-million mark

McMaster's "Changing Tomorrow Today" campaign has caught the attention - and support - of hundreds of alumni, faculty, staff and corporate sponsors. At the end of January, campaign donations reached the $80-million mark, or 80 per cent of the total.

February 4, 2000

Students elect new MSU president

Students at McMaster have elected a new president. Marc Marzotto won the election on the third ballot with 1,697 votes. Sachin Aggarwal was second with 1,296 votes. Voting was held on Feb. 1 and 2. Other candidates who sought the chief position were Matt Armstrong and Sam Minniti. Results are not final until the appeal period has ended. Students said no to proposed increases in fees for both student health services and athletics & recreation.

February 3, 2000

Women and body image subject of upcoming exhibit

American photographer Frank Cordelle brings the Century Project, a series of black-and-white and colour nude photographs of women, to Canada -- and McMaster -- for the very first time on Feb. 8.