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Artsci Welcomes Dr. Vanessa Watts and a new Indigenous Studies Course to the Program

Vanessa Watts

McMaster University’s Arts & Science Program has a long history of integrating Indigenous-informed theory into its curriculum. What started with courses exploring aboriginality and diversity within Canada almost 15 years ago has since evolved into a partnership with the university’s Indigenous Studies Program. Together, the two programs offer a compulsory, cross-listed course for their respective […]

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Trees@Mac: An Artsci-Developed Site That Catalogues Trees on Campus

Tree on McMaster Campus

Lindens and pines and burs — oh my! Whether you’re in Gilmour Hall, the hospital, or across Cootes in the Campus Services Building, a quick peek out of the nearest window will no doubt showcase a handful of the many different tree species that call McMaster University home. Inspired by that, the Arts & Science […]

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Artsci Professor Leads Five-Day Course in Peru

John Maclachlan in Peru

Glaciers in the tropics? While one might not associate glaciers with tropical climates, these giant ice formations exist in abundance throughout places like South America. In fact, the country of Peru holds approximately 70% of the world’s tropical glaciers. These glaciers are defined as having two very distinct seasons — a dry one and a […]

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Artsci Course Enables All-New Exchange Experience for Students

Students on exchange

Did you know that up to 25% of Arts & Science students spend all or part of their third year studying abroad? In any given semester, you’ll find Artscis far afield — Japan, Singapore, Australia, or New Zealand; Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, or the Netherlands; Israel, Lebanon, Colombia, or Uruguay. And while the benefits of […]

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Interdisciplinary Experiences a Winter Term Highlight for Artsci Students

Caves in Kentucky

McMaster University’s Arts & Science Program and School of Interdisciplinary Science (SIS) enjoy teaming up to offer students a series of “Interdisciplinary Experiences” courses. These courses guide students through experiential and self-directed learning opportunities that range from local excursions to international explorations. In the past few months alone, students have embarked on two marquee modules […]

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Research & Creative Writing Intersect in This Hands-On Artsci Course

Anton Piatigorsky

On the surface, creative fiction and research might seem like polarizing concepts — one is steeped in imagination, myth, and mystery, while the other is associated with facts, data, and clearly defined boundaries. But ask Anton Piatigorsky, a professor in the Arts & Science Program, and he’ll tell you that the two concepts are not only […]

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Artsci Director and Recent Grad Nominated for YWCA Awards

Nominees for YWCA Award

Last night, the YWCA Hamilton unveiled its nominees for the 2019 Women of Distinction Awards, and among the candidates were two members of the Arts & Science community. Stephanie Bertolo, a 2018 Artsci grad, was nominated in the category of “Young Woman of Distinction,” while Dr. Jean Wilson, Program Director, was nominated in the categories of […]

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Tech & Society III: Teaching Outside the Box to Explore the “Livable City”

Downtown Hamilton

If you ever stumble upon a group of 40-something students staring intently at University Hall, don’t be alarmed. What you’re seeing is likely just one of the many field tours offered in one of the Arts & Science Program’s most unique courses. Taught by Dr. Brian Baetz, Professor Emeritus in McMaster’s Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Society […]

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Artsci Prof Wins 2019 Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award

Dr. Henry Giroux

Dr. Henry Giroux, who teaches Education Inquiry in the Arts & Science Program, has won the 2019 Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award. The award, given annually by the Cultural and Critical Studies Division (CCSD) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), honours writers who exemplify the principles of free expression, inclusivity, and media […]

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