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Citizen Science on the Bruce Peninsula

Urban studentsThree Saugeen Ojibway Nation high school students, Kyle Robson, Christian Mackenzie and Gubby MacDonald, had the chance to experience hands-on environmental science this summer as they collected water samples and examined aquatic wildlife along a portion of Sucker Creek on the Bruce Peninsula. Participating in the URBAN First Nations, a new research and community partnership between the University and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, the students then came to McMaster to analyze the samples and present their water quality results.  

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Science Professor to Lead Fields Institute

Congratulations to Walter Craig, Mathematics & Statistics, on his appointment as the new Director of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. The Fields Institute, based in Toronto, is an international centre for research and training in all areas of the mathematical sciences and their applications. Walter’s term as director began July 1, and will last for the next three years. Matheus Grasselli, Mathematics & Statistics, currently serves as deputy director at the Fields.

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Remembering Brian McCarry

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Brian McCarry, Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology. In addition to being a leading researcher and teacher, Brian was a positive and caring colleague who inspired all who worked with him. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and many former students. More information about Brian can be found on the Daily News and The Hamilton Spectator.

 

Science Convocation Spring 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 2013! With over 1,000 degrees earned, a huge amount of hard work and dedication are being celebrated. The Faculty of Science also recognizes the first graduating class of 27 students from the Integrated Science Program or iSc. Best of luck for the future to all our graduates.

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Early Career Award for David Feinberg

The Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science awarded David Feinberg, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, its Early Career Award. David’s lab at McMaster studies topics related to the perception of voices and faces. He is best known for his work on vocal attractiveness, and studies voice and face perception from evolutionary, cognitive, and social perspectives; integrating methods from acoustical phonetics, psychophysics, face and processing, and behavioural ecology.

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David Chettle honoured for raising profile of physics

David Chettle, Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, will receive the Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics at the Canadian Association of Physicists annual meeting on May 30. He is being recognized by the Canadian Association of Physicists and Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists for his great service to the Canadian physics community. Specifically they cite his work in mentoring a generation of medical, health and radiation physics students and having made physics an attractive career option for many. Congratulations David, and thank you for your tremendous work.

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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Office of the Dean of Science
McMaster University
Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 102
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Business Hours:
8:30AM - 12:00PM + 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.22616
Fax:
(905) 546-9995
Student Inquiries:
science@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Office of the Dean of Science
McMaster University
Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 102
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Business Hours:
8:30AM - 12:00PM + 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.22616
Fax:
(905) 546-9995
Student Inquiries:
science@mcmaster.ca