Spotlight – Mac in the News
A selection of McMaster stories in the news, from June 11 to 17.
Teaching, learning and student success:
CHML and The Spectator both featured Brett Taylor, who graduated last week from the Faculty of Science (Chemistry). He is going on to pursue his Master’s of Brewing & Distillery at Hariot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Not only is his career choice unique, it also demonstrates the many different paths a student can take with a chemistry degree.
The Hamilton Spectator published a condensed version of Patrick Deanes convocation address, devoting most of its Saturday Forum page to the layout. The primary theme of the address was the role of students and graduates at a critical even revolutionary time in global history.
CTV News featured a story on research led by Hertzel Gerstein (Medicine) found that long-term insulin use does not harm people with diabetes or pre-diabetes or put them at risk of heart attacks, strokes or cancer.
US News and World Report reported on another finding of the same study: that daily doses of omega-3 fatty acid capsules did not prevent cardiac-related deaths in people with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.
The Chicago Tribune cited a study by Stuart Phillips (Kinesiology) in a piece on the debate over eating more, smaller meals.
The Hamilton Spectator published a story that featured PhD candidate Kate Paterson (Anthropology), who was involved in a restoration project at St. Lukes cemetery in Burlington, where Private James Henry Morrison was buried. He was the Royal Hamilton Light Infantrys first ever combat casualty.
The Globe and Mail turned to Gordon Guyatt (Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics) for a piece on doctors who refer patients to clinics they own for possible unnecessary tests.