McMaster Archive

January 26, 2000

Boetzkes is acting director, women’s studies

[img_inline align=”right” src=””]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).

January 25, 2000

Social sciences students support experiential education

Social sciences students have accepted a proposal to institute Experiential Education (EE) within the Faculty of Social Sciences. All full-time students in the Faculty were eligible to vote during the two-day referendum held on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 20 and 21.

January 23, 2000

Technology may change, but human nature won’t

As e-commerce quickly becomes an increasingly important part of most companies' business activities, it will be the entrepreneurial spirit that will make the difference. That . . .

January 21, 2000

Business school welcomes new dean

The new face in the dean's office in the School of Business belongs to Vishwanath V. Baba, who officially joined the University on Jan. 1.

January 21, 2000

1999 President’s Staff Awards

Three individual staff members, the 12-member MacOnline team and the staff of the Health Sciences Library are the 1999 recipients of the President's Staff Awards.

January 21, 2000

Board of Governors elections go on-line

Staff in the Board of Governors office have spent too many Sundays counting and recounting hundreds of election ballots. Bruce Frank, secretary of the Board, . . .

January 21, 2000

TAs gain wage increase

A new three-year agreement between McMaster and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3906, representing almost 1,400 teaching assistants, provides increases in three wage categories.

January 21, 2000

Del Harnish chairs new health sciences program

Pathology & molecular biology professor Del Harnish has been appointed chair of the new Bachelor of Health Sciences Program.

January 21, 2000

Vitamin E, Ramipril study results released

A study conducted by researchers at McMaster and published in the Jan. 20 New England Journal of Medicine refutes the popular belief that Vitamin E prevents strokes and heart attacks.

January 19, 2000

Coming Events

[img_inline align=”left” src=”” caption=”Coming Events”] TO: Editor's note: Please allow 48 hours from submission for events to be listed on the site. TODAY (Wednesday, . . .

January 17, 2000

Nobel Peace Prize laureate to speak on landmines

A military engineer and co-Nobel Peace Prize laureate who worked closely with Princess Diana on the banning of landmines is speaking at McMaster University this week.

January 17, 2000

Ovide Mercredi lecturing on campus

What started out as a joke has turned into a lecture series for Ovide Mercredi, former Grand Chief of First Nations. After delivering the wildly successful first Mahatma Gandhi Lecture on Non-violence in 1997, Mercredi, who was ending his second term as chief, joked that he would soon be looking for another job and the Faculty of Humanities began negotiations for him to become a visiting professor at McMaster.

January 17, 2000

Welcome to the Daily News Web site!

Welcome to the McMaster Daily News Web site! This site has been created and developed by the Office of Public Relations and Computing & Information Services.

January 9, 2000

Moving On In

More than 2,000 students, their luggage and their parents will arrive on campus this Sunday for residence move-in day. To help ease traffic congestion along Sterling Street and Forsyth Avenue, the direct entrance from Forsyth to Mitchell Crescent behind the Ivor Wynne Centre will be opened for students destined for Hedden Hall, Whidden Hall, McKay Hall, Woodstock Hall and Brandon Hall. "We tried rerouting traffic to Mitchell Crescent last year and it worked very well," says Bill Armstrong, Security Services Operation Manager. Extra volunteers will also be on hand to help keep traffic moving.

January 1, 2000

New institute will be one of the largest university manufacturing research centres in Canada

The McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), one of three new institutes McMaster is establishing, will be one of the largest university manufacturing research institutes in Canada.

December 3, 1999

McMaster launches Daily News Web site

McMaster will usher in the new millennium with a daily news Web site. In January, the Office of Public Relations and Computing & Information Services will launch McMaster News Daily.