McMaster Archive

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.

February 3, 2000

Soul food fair a comfort for the winter doldrums

The doldrums of winter may not always be snow-covered anymore, but the grey, flu-riddled blues still depress many. Soul Food Fair 2000, on Feb. 9, hopes to change all that.

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 . . .