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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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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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