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Artsci Collaborates to Create the Next Generation of Sustainable Thinkers

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In an era of rapid climate change and potential environmental crisis, new questions about the viability of the earth’s future seem to arise every day. That’s why, through its Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability, McMaster University has spent the past five years preparing the next generation to think more holistically and systematically about social and environmental […]

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Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh Delivers the 2019 Arts & Science Winter Lecture

Bonny Ibhawoh

Last week, Arts & Science faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and students of all levels gathered together for the Program’s 2019 Winter Lecture. A tradition nearly as old as Arts & Science itself, this year marked the 32nd Winter Lecture in the Program’s 37-year history. This year’s speaker was Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh, Professor of History and […]

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Artsci Director and Recent Grad Nominated for YWCA Awards

Nominees for YWCA Award

Last night, the YWCA Hamilton unveiled its nominees for the 2019 Women of Distinction Awards, and among the candidates were two members of the Arts & Science community. Stephanie Bertolo, a 2018 Artsci grad, was nominated in the category of “Young Woman of Distinction,” while Dr. Jean Wilson, Program Director, was nominated in the categories of […]

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Artsci Students Get Hands-On Learning in the Hamilton Harbour

Hamilton Harbour

They may be small, only about six inches long, but they’re having a big impact. Since the early ’90s, the round goby, a fish species native to the Black and Caspian seas, has been invading waterways and threatening aquatic species throughout the Great Lakes, including Hamilton Harbour. It’s a species that thrives in rocky habitats […]

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Tech & Society III: Teaching Outside the Box to Explore the “Livable City”

Downtown Hamilton

If you ever stumble upon a group of 40-something students staring intently at University Hall, don’t be alarmed. What you’re seeing is likely just one of the many field tours offered in one of the Arts & Science Program’s most unique courses. Taught by Dr. Brian Baetz, Professor Emeritus in McMaster’s Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Society […]

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Artsci Prof Wins 2019 Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award

Dr. Henry Giroux

Dr. Henry Giroux, who teaches Education Inquiry in the Arts & Science Program, has won the 2019 Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award. The award, given annually by the Cultural and Critical Studies Division (CCSD) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), honours writers who exemplify the principles of free expression, inclusivity, and media […]

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Arts & Science Professor Featured on The Hamilton Spectator’s Front Page

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Dr. Lynda Lukasik, who teaches Environmental Policy Inquiry in the Arts & Science Program, was recently featured in a front-page Hamilton Spectator story. In the story, “What’s your hope for Hamilton in 2019?,” Lukasik and other community leaders discuss the important topics for the city as it heads into the New Year. Lukasik, in particular, hopes Hamilton “takes decisive action […]

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