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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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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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