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Artsci Grad Discusses the Dangers of Financialized Long-Term Care

Current ARTSSCI 4MN1 / Local Explorations instructor and Artsci grad Jackie Brown (Class of 2014) recently wrote an article and participated in a radio interview about the dangers of financialized long-term care. Jackie speaks with a unique voice, while offering an incredibly valuable perspective to this much-in-the-news topic, brought to the public’s attention by the […]

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Artsci Grad Creates Deck of Cards as a Playful Guide to Personal Finance

Money Deck cards

The Money Deck is a deck of playing cards containing a primer on personal finance. It covers saving, investing, retirement, home ownership, the economy, common money mistakes, and more. Each card covers one key aspect of personal finance, and includes a playful illustration. The deck, funded on Kickstarter (, is meant to make this important information […]

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Artsci Grads Publish Op-Ed on Bike Injuries

Dan Rosenfeld and Alia Sunderji

Arts & Science graduates Dr. Alia Sunderji (Class of  2010) and Dr. Dan Rosenfield (Class of 2007) have recently published an op-ed on the rise in bike injuries in the Toronto Star. The day the article was published, Dan and Alia were working together in the ER. Before publishing, they consulted with Artsci graduate Dr. Samantha Green (Class of 2007), […]

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Technology and Deliberative Democracy: Artsci Grad on TVO’s The Agenda

Vass Bednar

Vass Bednar (Class of 2008) is a regulatory entrepreneur and policy architect. She was recently a guest on TVO’s The Agenda to discuss how technology can improve our deliberative infrastructure and help us share power more effectively when making decisions. She also is responsible for what host Steve Paikin noted was the first Spice Girls […]

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BIPOC Environmental Role Models Featured in Artsci Grad’s New Book

Anuradha Rao

Congratulations to Artsci grad Anuradha Rao (1998) on the recent publication of her book, One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet, which features Black, Indigenous and People of Colour who live and work as environmental defenders. Through their individual stories, the book shows that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset to […]

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Recent Publications by Artsci Grads

J. Chong, N. Ijaz, P. Mawson, F. Doctor

Check out the recent or upcoming publications by Justina Chong, Nadine Ijaz, Paige Mawson, and Farzana Doctor. Congratulations to all four Artsci alumni! Justina Chong Artsci grad (2009) Justina Chong was recently featured in Room Magazine (Issue 43.2).  Her story “Food Memories” is a piece of creative nonfiction. “Name me a food, and I’ll tell you […]

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McMaster’s Arts & Science Program is a Launchpad for Future Midwives

Midwife and baby

If you’ve ever seen an episode of Call the Midwife, then you probably have an inkling of what it is that midwives do. But the dramatized, historical fiction doesn’t nearly tell the whole story. Modern day midwives are healthcare professionals who provide primary care to expecting families and babies during pregnancy, labour, birth, and throughout […]

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Artsci Grad Trevor Stark Explores the Avant-Garde in “Total Expansion of the Letter”

Trevor Stark book cover

When Trevor Stark began as an Arts & Science student back in 2002, he was sure he’d end up pursuing a career in the sciences. In fact, in addition to the Program’s core science courses, he was also studying biology through his electives. But courses taught by Drs. Louis Greenspan, Jean Wilson, and Gary Warner […]

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