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Tai Jacob, Level-IV Artsci Student, Wins 2017 Renaissance Award

Tai Jacob

For the fifth consecutive year, an Arts & Science student has 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.  This year’s recipient is fourth-year Artsci student Tai Jacob. For their project, Tai […]

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Exciting News Shared at the Annual Artsci Social!

Bruce Miyashita making donation

On Friday 10 March 2017, the Arts & Science Program held a lively “Milk & Cookies” Social in the Great Hall, University Club. A capacity crowd of Artsci students, staff, faculty, and guests gathered to hear University President Dr. Patrick Deane announce the news of an historic donation. President Deane introduced guest of honour Bruce […]

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The Second-Annual McMaster Global Justice Collaboratory Workshop

Collaboratory Workshop

11 March 2017 marked the second annual McMaster Global Justice Collaboratory Workshop hosted by the Arts & Science Program and the McMaster Global Justice Hub. Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh from the Department of History and Centre for Peace Studies began the day with a thought-provoking keynote address on the topic of retributive and restorative justice. Using the insights generated by […]

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Common Reading Program Dialogue with Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill visiting the program office

On Thursday 8 September, Level I Artsci students participated in a special Common Reading Program Q&A with author Lawrence Hill. The Common Reading Program, which began as an Arts & Science initiative, is now a university-wide project that each year offers a common reading experience across campus.  This year’s selection, The Illegal, was a huge hit […]

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Two Artsci Students Honoured with Renaissance Award

Korryn Garvey

For the fourth consecutive year, Arts & Science students have received the honour of the Drs. Jolie Ringash and Glen Bandiera Renaissance Award. This year’s recipients, Sutina Chou and Korryn Garvey, are both embarking on cross-country trips to explore Canadian identity. In her travels across Canada this summer, Sutina Chou, a Level III Artsci student, […]

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Artsci Students Featured in Digital Map Exhibit

Digital Map-making

Arts & Science students were given the opportunity to examine rare maps as part of an experiential learning project in ARTSSCI 3BB3 / Technology and Society II. Students in the class visited McMaster’s Lloyd Reeds Maps Collection in Mills Memorial Library, which houses thousands of paper maps, air photos, atlases and digital historical maps. ARTSSCI 3BB3 instructor Dr. […]

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Arts & Science Students Participate in Icelandic Adventure

Iceland Trip

A group of Arts & Science students recently returned from another great trip to Iceland as part of the interdisciplinary field work course, SCIENCE 3IS3. The course, taught by Dr. Carolyn Eyles, provides students with a unique experiential opportunity to learn about the geography, geology, and history of Iceland by visiting several natural wonders, including volcanoes, […]

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Global Justice Collaboratory Workshop: Diversity and Inclusion

Collaboratory Workshop

On 30 January 2016, the Arts & Science Program and the McMaster Global Justice Hub hosted the inaugural McMaster Global Justice Collaboratory Workshop. The event commenced with an eye-opening and inspiring keynote address by Dr. Eug?ne Nshimiyimana, Chair of the Department of French, who challenged and encouraged the large group of students, faculty, and community members […]

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Artscis Attend National Conference on Interdisciplinary Education

Students Attending Conference

An energetic group of ten Arts & Science students travelled to the University of Waterloo 29-31 Jan. 2016 to take part in the annual “Combining Two Cultures” (C2C) conference on interdisciplinary education. Led by third-year students Mythili Nair and Spencer Williams, the McMaster delegation also included Artsci students Madeleine Baker, Amy Chen, Keerthi Manimaran, Emma […]

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