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.

Community engagement:

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.

Expert commentary:

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.