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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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Fourth-Year Artsci Student Mentioned in The Hamilton Spectator

Martha Killian in the Hamilton Spectator

Level IV Artsci student Martha Killian was mentioned in The Hamilton Spectator for her important work, which demonstrates how goats can replace weed killers to control invasive species that push out beneficial plants. Matha joined Wayne Terryberry, McMaster University’s Outdoor Recreation Coordinator, at the 115-acre McMaster Forest on Lower Lions Cub Road to teach other McMaster […]

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Register for the Annual Arts & Science Canoe Trip Today!

People canoeing

The Annual Artsci Canoe Trip is approaching quickly! On 29 & 30 September, join fellow Arts & Science students on a two-day canoe, camp, and portage excursion through the heart of beautiful Algonquin Park. The trip costs $230, but that fee covers transportation, food, and equipment. Discounts will be made available to any registrants willing to […]

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Artsci Renaissance Award Recipients on Experiential Learning Journey

Renaissance Award Winners

For the sixth consecutive year, Arts & Science students have received the honour of the Drs. Jolie Ringash and Glen Bandiera Renaissance Award, which offers students up to $25,000 to pursue interests and experiential learning opportunities outside their area of study. Two of this year’s recipients are fourth-year Arts & Science students Emily Siskos and Alexia […]

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Learning and Connecting at the Combining Two Cultures Conference

C2C conference

From 26-28 January 2018, a group of sixteen enthusiastic Arts & Science students spent the weekend at a conference hosted by the University of Waterloo’s Knowledge Integration Program. Initiated by McMaster Arts & Science students in 2010, “Combining Two Cultures” (C2C) is an annual conference for undergraduate students in interdisciplinary programs. McMaster Arts & Science […]

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Creating the New World of Work Forum: One Room, 35 Years of Artsci

Project Managers

Over the past month, the Student Project Management Team (SPMT) has worked hard to create a blueprint for the Arts & Science program’s inaugural New World of Work Forum in March 2018. Last month’s intensive discussion and research culminated on October 30th when the Team met the four Arts & Science alumni who will act as their mentors: […]

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Artsci Engaged in International Student-Faculty Partnership Initiatives

Student Partners Program

Four years ago, the Arts & Science Program collaborated with McMaster’s MacPherson Institute (then known as MIIETL) to create an innovative “Student Partners Program” (SPP), through which McMaster students, staff, and faculty could work together on projects that would enhance teaching and learning and contribute to the development of pedagogical scholarship. While the program has […]

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