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Jan 24, 2015

New Third Year Science Program

Posted by reeree

McMaster has recently introduced a third year entry level program referred to as "Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization" (BDC).It is a limited enrolment program offered by the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences (administered through the Faculty of Health Sciences) with key contributions from the School of Business. The training program will encompass level III and IV of undergraduate studies as well as a 12-month course-based Master’s program. The latter will include a 4-month internship in the health sciences sector. BDC will afford a unique educational experience for students seeking first-rate training in the biomedical sciences with an emphasis on drug discovery and development. Students will graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences undergraduate degree and a Masters of Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization degree. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates who will be ready for a wide range of careers in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors.

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Jan 23, 2015

You Could Win $25,000 with @mac_spectrum - Student Startup Competition

Posted by Chad

Spectrum will be hosting a workshop for those interested in participating in our year end Spectrum Student Startup Competition.

Ask your questions, and get a better idea of the things you should include in your application.
Dinner will be provided to those who register.

When: Tuesday January 27th at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: McMaster University – room ETB 535


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Jan 17, 2015

VIDEO: Recap of the Arkells concert live at Mac

Posted by Chad

Frost Week was crazy this year, with a live performance from the Arkells! Watch the video below for a recap of the concert event.

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Jan 17, 2015

Charity Ball 2015 - January 30th

Posted by Chad

Don’t miss out on a night at the Gatsby’s during McMaster’s largest formal of the year! MSU Charity Ball pre-sale tickets will be available near the end of November for $30 (+HST). There is a limited amount of pre-sale tickets available at $30. Pre-sale tickets sold out last year before the end of the December exam period. Regular priced tickets will sell for $40 (+HST).

All tickets will be available at Compass.

MSU Charity ball is taking place on January 30, 2015 at the Hamilton Convention Centre. All proceeds will benefit YWCA Hamilton. ‘YWCA Hamilton strengthens women's and girls' voices, broadens their choices, builds dynamic leadership and provides essential and meaningful services that promote safe, inclusive, and equitable communities’. -


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Jan 17, 2015

McMaster approves full week fall break

Posted by admin

Fall break this year will be extended to be a full week.

McMaster's Senate has approved a full week fall break period, to begin in the 2015-2016 academic year. Extending the Thanksgiving long weekend into a full week.

The University began trialling a shorter fall break in 2013.

"The full-week recess comes closest to fulfilling the original function of the two-day recess: providing students with meaningful reprieve during a strategic moment in the course of their studies to improve academic performance and mental health and well-being," wrote Susan Searls Giroux, associate vice-president (faculty), in a report to Senate.

Under the new academic schedule, Welcome Week will start on the Thursday before the Labour Day weekend.

This would shift residence move-in to Thursday and Friday.

There will no longer be a break between classes and end of term exams.

Sessional dates can be found ...

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Jan 17, 2015

Invitation to 2015 Undergraduate Global Health Forum


On behalf of the McMaster-CCGHR Student Chapter, Brock-CCGHR Student Chapter and the University of Waterloo CCGHR Student Chapter Executive, we would like to invite the McMaster community to the 2015 Undergraduate Global Health Research Forum on Saturday February 7, 2015. It will be hosted for the first time by McMaster University, we HIGHLY encourage and welcome ALL students from ANY program/faculty to participate. Please email ccghr.forum15@gmail.c om with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

The theme for this year’s Forum examines the role of global health research in empowering sustainable initiatives that build local state capacity in practice and strengthen social contracts in governance. Our aim is to attract students from various departments to a one-day interdisciplinary forum that facilitates dialogue on equity and sustainability in “glocal” health programs. Dr. Richard Heinzl will be delivering...

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Jan 15, 2015

Focus2040 Competition - You could win $5000!

Posted by kirn

Want your chance to win up to $5000? Enter your submission for Phase 1 of Focus2040’s competition by Jan 31, 2015! Focus2040 is challenging all undergraduate and graduate students to be creative and submit their response to the following question:

"Predict the workforce of 2040. Write a description or story of your vision of the person (i.e., the worker) of 2040."

Your submission must be 750 words or less of written text, but does not have a specific page limit. You are welcome to include photos, diagrams or other visual material, as long as it is incorporated directly into a single PDF document. You are also encouraged to be creative with your submission, although audio or video content may not be included.

1st place: $5,000 2nd place: $3,000 3rd place: $2,000

Submissions must be sent to ...

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