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Artsci Students Discuss Their Experience as USRA Recipients

USRA recipients

Every summer, students from the Arts & Science Program go their separate ways. Many work at summer jobs and/or take a course or two, while some from out of town return home to recharge with friends and family, and a few travel the world. But six especially lucky ones spend their summers doing something entirely […]

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Arts & Science Students Play Pivotal Role at Gandhi 150 Conference

Gandhi 150 Conference

In early October, hundreds of forward-thinking community members descended on the McMaster Innovation Park to participate in the Gandhi 150 Conference, “Waging Action on Hate and Racism.” Inspired by the Gandhian values of nonviolence, well-being of all, and soul force, the conference was designed as a response to the growing levels of hate in Hamilton, […]

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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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The Renaissance Award: A Summer on Sustainable Farms

Renaissance Award Winners

By Megan Watson & Avery McNair Originally published in the McMaster Daily News School offers an incredible outlet to education; however, the classroom is not the only setting in which McMaster students are learning. Megan Watson and Avery McNair are 2019 graduates from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Arts & Science respectively. Together they […]

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Three Artsci Students Embark on a Year-Long International Fellowship

McCall MacBain Fellowship

Designed to immerse students in a culture new to them for an entire year, the McCall MacBain International Fellowships aim to nudge their recipients outside of their comfort zones, deepen their cultural understandings, and help them build lasting ties to faraway places. These once-in-a-lifetime exchange opportunities are being piloted by John McCall MacBain and his wife Marcy, […]

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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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Year In Review: Some Artsci Highlights from 2018

2018 cookies

With the New Year on the horizon, we thought it would be fun to reflect on 2018 and recall some highlights from the year that was. From fantastic events and prestigious honours to alumni in the news and changes to our faculty and staff, there’s no denying that it was an action-packed year for the […]

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The McMaster Discovery Program Knocks Down Barriers to Education

Discovery Program

For most students, the road to graduation is long, winding, and full of obstacles. For others, it’s damn near unnavigable. Yet, in the face of adversity, the most determined among them find a way to persevere. This past weekend, that perseverance was on full display at the Council Chambers in Gilmour Hall, as graduates of […]

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Urban Placemaking Learning Module Takes Students Into the Community

Urban Placemaking class takes students into the city

In line with McMaster University’s mandate to increase experiential learning, self-directed education, and interdisciplinarity in undergraduate studies, the Arts & Science and Integrated Science programs teamed up to offer students a range of interdisciplinary experience courses, which take students outside the typical classroom setting. One such course is Urban Placemaking. Taught by Jackie Brown and Rosalind […]

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Acclaimed Playwright to Visit Mac for Artsci and Socrates Project Collab

Arun Lakra

Arun Lakra leads two lives. By day, he’s an eye surgeon who practices out of the Calgary Ophthalmology Centre. By night, he’s a professional artist who dabbles in just about every form of writing. “It’s a dichotomous life,” he says. “There’s a lot of toggling back and forth, but I honestly find it all kind […]

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