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Welcome to the Arts & Science Video Gallery!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McMaster’s spring open house, May@Mac, is now online.

“The world awaits us”

28 April 2020

 

The theme of the 2020 New World of Work Forum was “Breaking Down Career Silos.” In addition to many alumni joining the event in person, several participated in a video interview.

 

“ARTSCI IN WONDERLAND” (Act I)

19 March 2020

 

This year’s Arts & Science musical uses Lewis Carol’s classic and timeless Alice in Wonderland to tell a story of collaboration, rebellion, and friendship. At May@Mac, confused and indecisive incoming first year Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole in Cootes Paradise and into the depths of Artsci. Alice quickly discovers that Artsci is no longer a safe, quirky haven of interdisciplinary learning. An oppressive program director Dr. Aorta has taken over and made Artsci completely void of close-knit classroom learning and its warm, inclusive atmosphere. Alice decides to embark on a journey with the members of the Society of Arts & Science Students (SASS) to overthrow Dr. Aorta and restore Artsci to its former glory. Friendships are forged, Michael Hardt is quoted, Crime and Punishment is read, and Alice learns what it means to be an Arts & Science student: indecisive, broad-minded, and part of an amazingly diverse and kind community. Here is Act One of the fourth annual Arts & Science Musical, “Artsci in Wonderland.”

 

“Artsci in Wonderland” (Act II)

19 March 2020

 

Act Two of the fourth annual Arts & Science Musical, “Artsci in Wonderland.”

ARTSCI STUDENTS VISIT FOGO ISLAND

13 November 2019

 

Three Arts & Science students and one Program graduate visit Fogo Island in Newfoundland and Labrador for the experiential learning opportunity of a lifetime.

McMaster DiscoverY Program Fall 2019 Graduation

Fall 2019

 

Congratulations to the Fall 2019 graduating class of the McMaster Discovery Program.

“I Didn’t Think I Would Graduate”

10 June 2019

 

When Keerthi Manimaran walked across the stage to receive her Arts & Science degree, she did a lot more than graduate from university. She overcame the impossible. Because, three years ago, she was in an intense fight for her life.

Choir and Community

8 April 2019

 

Second-year Arts & Science student Zachary Levine runs a choir for people with Parkinson’s disease, helping them experience the therapeutic power of singing. As Zach says in the video, “we come together, we sing… and we’re really looking at building a community for people with Parkinson’s.”

“Feel the Fusion” (Act I)

23 March 2019

 

The year is 2219. Earth is recovering from a catastrophe called The Fission, during which a hoard of Sasquatch unleashed great calamity upon the planet. The last remaining humans are holed up on what remains of McMaster University’s campus. Separated into small hostile factions — Engineers, HealthScis, Commerce, Humanities, and Kinesiology students — the survivors avoid total apocalypse thanks to the timely arrival of two time-travelling Arts & Science students. Or so went the story of the third annual Artsci Musical.

“Feel the Fusion” (Act II)

23 March 2019

 

Part two of the third annual Arts & Science Musical, “Feel the Fusion.”

2019 New World of Work Forum

2 March 2019

 

Held at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre in downtown Hamilton, this exciting forum is designed to help Artsci students gain exposure to the dynamic world of work through the perspective of Program grads.

McMaster Discovery Program

May 2015

 

A quick introduction to the McMaster Discovery Program, a free, university-level, non-credit course for adults in Hamilton who have experienced barriers accessing post-secondary education.