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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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Artsci Student Wins Writing Contest for STEM-Themed Short Story

Jessie Cartoon

A number walks into a bar and begins speed dating… While that may read like the set-up line of a classic joke, it’s actually the premise of Jessie Cartoon’s award-winning short story. In The One, which recently won a writing contest hosted by the Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in Toronto in partnership […]

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Artsci Student Anand Sergeant Wins Top Scholar-Athlete Award

Anand Sergeant

On Friday 29 November, Level III Arts & Science student Anand Sergeant, winner of the Dr. Jack Kennedy Award, was honoured as McMaster University’s top male scholar-athlete. Upon receiving the award, Sergeant addressed a packed CIBC Hall, where he and his fellow student-athletes were gathered for the 2019 Marauder Scholar Breakfast. The event, hosted by […]

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Artsci Students Talk Culture and Politics with a Rock Star

Julian Casablancas with students

In The Terror of the Unforeseen by Dr. Henry Giroux, Julian Casablancas pens a powerful foreword that rallies for the separation of wealth and state. In it, The Strokes frontman calls for confining capitalism to the private sector, minimizing the power of the corporate world, and stopping neoliberalism in its tracks. To defend those opinions, […]

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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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Arts & Science Students Play Pivotal Role at Gandhi 150 Conference

Gandhi 150 Conference

In early October, hundreds of forward-thinking community members descended on the McMaster Innovation Park to participate in the Gandhi 150 Conference, “Waging Action on Hate and Racism.” Inspired by the Gandhian values of nonviolence, well-being of all, and soul force, the conference was designed as a response to the growing levels of hate in Hamilton, […]

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An Experiential Learning Adventure in the Easternmost Corner of Canada

Students on Fogo Island

Photos by 1984 Arts & Science graduate Bruce Miyashita. About 3,000 kilometres away from McMaster University, nestled in the easternmost corner of Canada, lies a small outport island called Fogo. Enigmatic in that it is both little-known and also world-renowned, the island is culturally rich, full of vibrant and hospitable people, and is the only […]

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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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Three Artsci Students Embark on a Year-Long International Fellowship

McCall MacBain Fellowship

Designed to immerse students in a culture new to them for an entire year, the McCall MacBain International Fellowships aim to nudge their recipients outside of their comfort zones, deepen their cultural understandings, and help them build lasting ties to faraway places. These once-in-a-lifetime exchange opportunities are being piloted by John McCall MacBain and his wife Marcy, […]

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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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