March 3, 2000Provincial government extends deadline for matches to student financial aid
The provincial government has extended the deadline for contributions to the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund (OSOTF) and it will match contributions designated for student . . .
March 3, 2000Engineering gears up for National Engineering Week
Each year thousands of volunteers representing engineering societies, major corporations, universities and professional engineering associations organize activities for the public as part of National Engineering . . .
March 3, 2000Religious studies introduces summer language program
Crucial to the work of researchers in any field is the ability to read relevant scholarly literature in languages other than English. Most language courses, . . .
March 3, 2000Computer virus hits PCs on campus
Computing & Information Services has issued the following message: In the past few days, we have received numerous calls regarding PCs being infected with four . . .
March 2, 2000Board’s online election for graduate student representative is under way
An election to fill the vacancy for a graduate student representative on the Board of Governors is now under way. The poll opened on March 1 and will remain open until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3.
March 1, 2000Ontario’s university chancellors issue statement on higher education
Recently, the chancellors of Ontario's 17 universities gathered on the Glendon campus of York University. Though not all were able to attend, it was an . . .
March 1, 2000Human Resources deluged with requests for PIN numbers
McMaster's human resources office has been deluged with requests for personal identification numbers (PIN) as faculty and staff prepare for their first on-line vote for new members of the Board of Governors.
March 1, 2000Continuing education offers management training series
Once seen as a perk doled out in flush times for top managers, management training is suddenly every organization's strategic weapon. This week, McMaster University kicks off the MVP 2000 management training series which consists of one, two and three-day seminars on many topics including e-commerce, intellectual capital, time management, new product development, employee selection and retention, and implementing change.
February 29, 2000Provost speaks on institutional renewal today
University Provost and vice-president academic Harvey Weingarten presents his annual State of the Academy address at 12:30 p.m. today in HSC-1A5. Weingarten will speak on the "Thrills of Institutional Renewal." "We are entering a time, I think, of institutional renewal at all levels. Due to retirements, people here will witness a turnover in faculty, and probably staff, which hasn't been seen since the early 1960s," says Weingarten.
February 29, 2000McMaster hosts women’s basketball finals
The 2000 OUA West Women's Basketball Final Four Championship begins at McMaster today with the All-Star Awards Banquet.
February 29, 2000Symposium surveys the global health care arena
The frequency of miracle medical breakthroughs continues to increase. New discoveries are no longer rare with a heightened understanding of the basis of diseases. But an understanding of the social and cultural issues, many of which dictated the pace of progress, throughout the world health care scene is much more uncommon.
February 29, 2000Federal funding for universities, research welcomed
Finance minister Paul Martin's tax-cutting budget, announced yesterday, contained good news for Canadian universities. The federal government is providing a one-time $2.5 billion transfer payment for post-secondary education and health care. It also made significant commitments to university research through the allocation of $900 million to extend the Canada Foundation for Innovation program into 2005, and the same amount, over five years, for the establishment of the 21st Century Chairs for Research Excellence.
February 28, 2000Innovation report author: Ontario needs balanced investment in research support
Ontario unarguably develops world-class, innovative researchers in almost every field. But the province fails to properly encourage and reward them, says a U of T professor who recently conducted a study on ways to expand Ontario's ability to innovate in all sectors of the economy.
February 28, 2000CanWest 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, 2000Opportunities 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, 2000Minister 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, 2000McMaster 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, 2000Futures 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, 2000McMaster 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, 2000Staff 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.