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Arts & Science Student Inspires Article Honouring Longtime Westdale Business

Westdale Village Shoe Clinic

Second-year Arts & Science student Ivan Kredl was recently featured in an article in The Hamilton Spectator about the closure of a cherished Westdale business. In a memorable message to a Spec reporter following an impromptu tour of the now-closed Westdale Village Shoe Clinic, Ivan, a lifelong resident of Westdale, informed the newspaper of the […]

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First-Year Artsci Part of Winning Team in International Digital Inclusion Challenge

Alexander Harris

Superior Innovations is a team of former Thunder Bay high school classmates, now at university, who recently participated in Convergence Tech’s 2020 Digital Inclusion Challenge, which gave participants 10 days to develop digital solutions related to UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 4: quality education. The team, which included first year Artsci Alexander Harris, was awarded […]

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Artsci Students and Alumni in the News

Three Students

Fourth-year Arts & Science student Shunmathi Shanmugam was part of the team awarded this year’s Climate Change and Health-Innovation Award. Read more in the McMaster Daily News story here. Rishi Bansal, Artsci Class of 2020, was also featured in the McMaster Daily News, in an article highlighting the experiences of COVID-19 frontline works.  Read more […]

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Announcing Jeff Ho’s Antigone as the Common Reading Program Selection!

Jeff Ho

We are thrilled to announce Jeff Ho’s Antigone: Fong as this year’s Arts & Science Common Reading Program selection. Antigone: Fong, a new adaptation of Sophocles’ play (which Artsci students study in ARTSSCI 1A06 / Practices of Knowledge), was inspired by the 2014 student umbrella protests in Hong Kong and the 1989 uprising in Tiananmen Square. […]

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Artsci Students Featured in “Writing Home” Podcast

Ariella Ruby, Julia Knez, Sharang Sharma, Hina Rani, Evin Huang

Original pieces of writing from five current Artsci students are being showcased on the Writing Home podcast. Produced by McMaster’s Writer-in-Residence Janet Rogers, the podcast includes poems, stories, and reflections from Hamilton-based writers on the theme of “home.” Ariella Ruby (Level III), Julia Knez (Level IV), Sharang Sharma (Level II), and Hina Rani (Level III) […]

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McMaster’s Arts & Science Program is a Launchpad for Future Midwives

Midwife and baby

If you’ve ever seen an episode of Call the Midwife, then you probably have an inkling of what it is that midwives do. But the dramatized, historical fiction doesn’t nearly tell the whole story. Modern day midwives are healthcare professionals who provide primary care to expecting families and babies during pregnancy, labour, birth, and throughout […]

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Innovative Course for “the Indecisive Artsci”: Theories of Decision-Making and Judgement

Three students working together

Daniel Carens-Nedelsky and Leanna Katz, Arts & Science Program grads (2012), were all too familiar with the trope of the indecisive Artsci. “We wear the decision not to choose between the arts and sciences as a badge of pride, but we have both struggled at times to make life choices.” The experience of agonizing over […]

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Artsci Student and Sustainability Peers Deliver Refurbished Tech to a Local Elementary School

IT waste

By Mehran Janatyani And Shunmathi Shanmugam Originally published in McMaster’s Daily News “I am so grateful to be provided with the computer from GreenBYTE and McMaster University, it will be so helpful as I further my education in High School, it will really make a difference. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.” This […]

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