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An Experiential Learning Adventure in the Easternmost Corner of Canada

Students on Fogo Island

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 place on the planet that experiences seven different seasons […]

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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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Congratulations, 2019 Arts & Science Alumni Award Winners!

2019 Alumni Awards logo

Two Arts & Science graduates were recognized at the Spring 2019 Alumni Awards Ceremony, held recently in the L.R. Wilson Concert Hall at McMaster University. Arts & Science Director Dr. Jean Wilson said it was a proud moment for the Program to see McMaster Alumni Association President Stephanie McLarty (2003), also an Artsci grad, present Vass Bednar (2008) with a 2019 […]

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Meet the Artsci Grads Who Are Shaping Environmental Policy

Will Amos, Jen Kalnins, and Julia Croome

Environmental law is a relatively new field of legal study, but it has made consequential changes to the way that Canada protects its environment. These three Arts & Science graduates have been part of consequential environmental changes and have made major impacts as environmental lawyers and policymakers: William Amos, Class of 1998 Member of Parliament, […]

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Artscis Past & Present Unite at the 2019 New World of Work Forum

New World of Work Participants

Scary. Exciting. Unpredictable. Evolving. Rewarding. Those are just some of the words that graduates of McMaster’s Arts & Science Program used to describe the modern employment landscape at the second annual New World of Work Forum. Held on Saturday 2 March 2019 at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre in downtown Hamilton, this exciting forum is […]

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Artsci Alum Welcomes Newcomers to Canada Via Epic Outdoor Adventures

Adrienne Blattel

Immigrating to a new country can be intimidating. On top of the standard logistics, such as filing mounds of paperwork, finding a home, and looking for a job, there are often major cultural hurdles that newcomers must also face. Immigrants to Canada, in particular, must acclimatize to four very different seasons, two very different official […]

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