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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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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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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 Students Discover Novel Uses for Underutilized Wood

Artsci students in the Dundas Valley

From poplar and tamarack to white birch and cedar, a handful of tree species that grow in Ontario’s boreal forest produce wood types that have an underdeveloped commercial market. As a result, many forest management companies elect not to harvest these trees, despite the important role harvesting plays in suppressing wildfires, maintaining habitats, and preventing […]

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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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Arts & Science Grad Wins Prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Saad Syed, Vanier Scholar

This past summer, 2016 Arts & Science graduate Saad Syed made headlines for being one of 11 McMaster University researchers to receive a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious grant for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. Named after former Governor General Georges Vanier, the scholarship recognizes outstanding doctoral students and provides them with […]

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Artsci Student Ben Feldman Published in International Journal

Artsci Student Ben Feldman

Ben Feldman, a fourth-year Arts & Science student at McMaster University, was recently published in Geoforum, an international, interdisciplinary journal and a leading voice in the research of human geography and related fields, such as global political economy, political ecology, national systems of regulation and governance, and urban and regional development. Feldman’s paper, entitled “Agency and Governance: […]

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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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Join us in LR Wilson Hall-3001 for the 2018 Artsci Thesis Presentations

L.R. Wilson Hall

This month, students enrolled in ARTSSCI 4A06/4C06 will be presenting their thesis projects to the Artsci community. The presentations, which cover a variety of topics, will be held on 20-29 March in L.R. Wilson Hall-3001. Each presentation will be 15 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q&A, chaired by the Acting Arts & Science Program […]

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Artsci Student Wins Award of Merit at European Studies Conference

Jasmine Wright headshot

Level IV Artsci student Jasmine Wright recently received an award of merit for her contributions to the University of Guelph’s annual Undergraduate European Studies Conference. The conference, held on 25 November 2017, encourages undergraduate students from a broad range of disciplines to present research on topics focusing on European contexts. Jasmine’s paper, “Best Practices for […]

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