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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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Artsci Grad Dave Colangelo Pens New Book About “Massive Media”

Dave Colangelo

Times Square, New York. Jurassic Park, Toronto. Fremont Street, Las Vegas. While many people are becoming increasingly accustomed to encountering massive media — giant screens or projections displaying information, art, entertainment, or advertisements — few are as fascinated by the growing phenomenon as Dave Colangelo. In his new book, The Building as Screen: A History, […]

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Artsci Grad Bruce Miyashita, 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Bruce at Convocation

In 1981, a teenaged Bruce Miyashita was visiting universities with his mother, trying to figure out what to study next — and where. “I wasn’t sure which faculty to look into — I liked both science and art,” Miyashita recalls. “I wanted a way to study a bit of everything.” At McMaster, a chance conversation with […]

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An Experiential Learning Adventure in the Easternmost Corner of Canada

Students on Fogo Island

Photos by 1984 Arts & Science graduate Bruce Miyashita. About 3,000 kilometres away from McMaster University, nestled in the easternmost corner of Canada, lies a small outport island called Fogo. Enigmatic in that it is both little-known and also world-renowned, the island is culturally rich, full of vibrant and hospitable people, and is the only […]

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Conducting a Musical Life: A Program Grad Reflects on Music Career

Alex Cann

He was in his second year of McMaster’s Arts & Science Program, majoring in biology and unsure of his career direction. “I was an intellectually curious guy but couldn’t really focus,” says Alexander Cann a 1996 Artsci grad. “Then, music came along.” Already an accomplished pianist at 19, Cann was asked to be musical director for […]

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