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Arts & Science Alumna Wins Governor General’s Literary Award

Sarah Henstra

It was announced today that Sarah Henstra, a 1996 graduate of McMaster University’s Arts & Science Program, has won a Governor General’s Literary Award. One of the greatest honours in Canadian literature, the prize is bestowed annually to Canadian authors who display literary excellence in a series of categories ranging from fiction and non-fiction to […]

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Acclaimed Playwright to Visit Mac for Artsci and Socrates Project Collab

Arun Lakra

Arun Lakra leads two lives. By day, he’s an eye surgeon who practices out of the Calgary Ophthalmology Centre. By night, he’s a professional artist who dabbles in just about every form of writing. “It’s a dichotomous life,” he says. “There’s a lot of toggling back and forth, but I honestly find it all kind […]

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Artsci Grad Fights for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Dr. Matthew Noble Wohlgemut

On the front page of The Hamilton Spectator’s Saturday (27 Oct.) paper sat a headline concerning the potential closure of a local hospital. “Removing surgery will effectively close Grimsby hospital says leader,” it read. The “leader” the story is referring to is Dr. Matthew Noble Wohlgemut, a 1998 Arts & Science graduate. Dr. Noble Wohlgemut, the interim […]

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Artsci Grad Designs Card Deck to Inform About Cannabis Use

The Weed Deck, playing cards

With cannabis now legal across Canada, government agencies have spent a lot of time, energy, and resources educating Canadians on the legal parameters surrounding the soon-to-be-legal drug — and rightfully so. However, so much focus on the rules and regulations has resulted in little attention being paid to the process of educating Canadians about cannabis […]

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Fourth-Year Artsci Student Mentioned in The Hamilton Spectator

Martha Killian in the Hamilton Spectator

Level IV Artsci student Martha Killian was mentioned in The Hamilton Spectator for her important work, which demonstrates how goats can replace weed killers to control invasive species that push out beneficial plants. Matha joined Wayne Terryberry, McMaster University’s Outdoor Recreation Coordinator, at the 115-acre McMaster Forest on Lower Lions Cub Road to teach other McMaster […]

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Arts & Science Grad Wins Prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Saad Syed, Vanier Scholar

This past summer, 2016 Arts & Science graduate Saad Syed made headlines for being one of 11 McMaster University researchers to receive a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious grant for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. Named after former Governor General Georges Vanier, the scholarship recognizes outstanding doctoral students and provides them with […]

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