McMaster Archive

September 25, 2000

Disabilities expert to address University community

This afternoon, author and advocate for persons with disabilities Mark Nagler will speak on what it means to have a disability, and issues of advocacy. The talk, sponsored by the Centre for Student Development as part of national Disabilities Awareness Week, Sept. 25-29, starts at 4:30 p.m. in IAHS-102. Nagler, 61, who was born with cerebral palsy, is professor of sociology at the University of Waterloo. A recipient of the Governor General of Canada Award for his contributions to the community, he is recognized as an expert on disability and advocacy. The author of six books, including Yes You Can: a Guide for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Nagler is in much demand as a seminar leader and speaker at conferences, and also counsels persons with disabilities and their family members. His latest book, What's Stopping You?: Living Successfully with Disability (Stoddart Publishing, 1999), is a guide for successful living for both persons with disabilities and for caregivers.

September 25, 2000

posted on Sept. 25: Faculty, staff, retirees invited to Community Campaign barbecue

They aren't promising candy apples and cotton candy, but organizers of this year's annual Faculty, Staff, and Retiree Community Campaign are promising one terrific barbecue . . .

September 25, 2000

posted on Sept. 25: Engineer in residence a McMaster/Dofasco first

Figuring out what it means to be an engineer will be easier for McMaster students thanks to a new Engineer in Residence. Dofasco and the University have joined together to create an Engineer- in-Residence program. Julie Dixon, a production and process automation engineer at Dofasco, will be on loan to McMaster for the next two years teaching first-year classes in engineering design and communication and mentoring students about the engineering profession today. "It's an incredible opportunity," says Dixon. "It's exciting to know that I can have a direct role in the quality of education the students receive. I can bring into the classroom the real-life stories of what it means to be a working engineer. Plant tours and guest speakers from industry will help students understand the career choices that are available to them."

September 22, 2000

posted on Sept. 22: 38 millennium scholarship winners attend McMaster University

Thirty-eight Canadian high school students who have received Excellence Awards from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation are attending McMaster this year. The award winners, who . . .

September 22, 2000

posted on Sept. 22: Universities’ Fair in Toronto begins today

OAC students who are planning to enter a university in September 2001 can get a "smart" start on their post-secondary education at the 2000 Ontario Universities' Fair which begins today in Toronto and continues through the weekend. Representatives from over 17 McMaster academic areas and service departments will be operating in high gear over the next three days to inform more than 40,000 students about the many merits of McMaster University. The objective of the fair is to help OAC students choose with care a university that best suits their focus. High school students who are planning to graduate in June 2001 have to apply to universities by Nov. 30. The University's Student Liaison Office expects this to be one of the largest recruitment fairs ever.

September 22, 2000

posted on Sept. 22: McMaster students will shine for charity

Approximately 1,500 McMaster students are expected to participate in this year's Shinerama on Saturday, Sept. 23. The fundraising event, which is a part of Welcome . . .

September 21, 2000

posted on Sept. 21: Student transcripts will note suspension and expulsion for non-academic conduct

Like it or not, students who are suspended or expelled for non-academic conduct which violates the Student Code of Conduct will have a notation entered . . .

September 21, 2000

Correction

An article posted on the Daily News this summer stated that McMaster's Work Study Program grant had doubled this year. In fact, the provincial grant . . .

September 21, 2000

Student fined for violating copyright act

A second-year McMaster student has been fined $1,200 for illegally distributing copyrighted material from a computer in his residence room. The student plead guilty to the charge of copyright infringement in provincial court this summer and his computer equipment was destroyed. The student was charged in May with distributing copies of copyright- protected computer software programs following a four-month investigation by the Hamilton office of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and McMaster Security Services.

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 20: Campus United Way campaign begins today

Today is the official kickoff of the McMaster United Way Campaign. This year's goal is $165,000, an amount that co-chair Tina Horton says is definitely attainable. "It's the same (amount) as last year, and we only missed it by $2,000." The theme, Who Cares? We Know You Do, might have been written with the McMaster community in mind. Every year, McMaster faculty and staff give generously to the United Way campaign, and the campaign committee of nine enthusiastic volunteers are hoping for that same level of support again this year. Photo(l-r):Harvey Weingarten, Chris Sylvester, Judy Howson, Peter George, Tina Horton, Dorothy Pawluch and Nancy Weller stuff envelopes in preparation for this year's campaign

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 20: Crime Stoppers launched at McMaster

At a news conference held today, Crime Stoppers of Hamilton-Wentworth, McMaster University and Mohawk College announced a joint initiative to help make campus communities safer. "Crime Stoppers is excited to be able to expand the awareness of our community Crime Stoppers program to the campuses. In total there are approximately 75,000 faculty, staff and full and part-time students between the campuses; so, in effect these are small communities of their own. We are happy to be able to help address their needs, expand our horizons and deliver the Crime Stoppers message and its benefits to more people," said Crime Stoppers Chair Rose Stricker.

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 21: University’s financial statements now on the Web

The University's annual financial statements are now available on the Web. “McMaster is taking another step forward to enhance the transparency of its financial information . . .

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 20: New honour roll established

Students who earn a perfect average of 12 on at least 30 units of study will now be formally recognized on a new honour roll. . . .

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept 21: Marauder athletes gear up for Homecoming Weekend 2000

The Department of Athletics & Recreation kick off it's 2000 Homecoming festivities tomorrow (Sept. 22) with the 17th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner. Eight . . .

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 20: Undergraduate and graduate enrolment numbers are strong

Preliminary undergraduate and graduate enrolment numbers for the 2000- 2001 academic year were reported at the Sept. 13 meeting of Senate. Full-time undergraduate student enrolment . . .

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 20: Sept. 25-29 is Disabilities Awareness Week

McMaster University will be hosting Disabilities Awareness Week 2000 this year from Sept. 25-29. This year is the fourth annual week hosted by the Centre . . .

September 20, 2000

posted on Sept. 20: English department welcomes writer-in-residence M.T. Kelly

The Department of English welcomes one of Canada's most versatile writers as writer-in-residence for the fall term. M.T. Kelly, novelist, short-story writer, playwright and poet, . . .

September 19, 2000

posted on Sept. 19: McMaster recognizes Friends of the Health Sciences Library

[img_inline align=”right” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/library.jpg”]On September 14, donors to the Health Sciences Library attended a special recognition ceremony in front of the donor wall in the Health . . .

September 19, 2000

posted on Sept. 19: Minister announces new task force on post-secondary education

A new post-secondary education task force will look at ways to ensure that students continue to have access to affordable, high-quality education in the 21st . . .

September 18, 2000

posted on Sept. 19: Memorial service for non-violence

Priscilla de Villiers, mother of slain McMaster student Nina de Villiers and founder of Canadians Against Violence Everywhere Advocating its Termination, scatters dried rose petals . . .