Novemburger 2017
Nov23

Novemburger 2017

Novemburger 2017 is the fourth iteration of the city’s fundraising burger “festival”. 76 restaurants are participating in Hamilton and Burlington this year by creating a signature burger, their Novemburger. Part of the sales of each burger is donated to the United Way. As we conclude another year of festivities our staff decided to try some of the local offerings: two burgers you can get on campus, and one of the more expensive...

In this TOGETHER The amount of students who are facing mental health problems has been skyrocketing.
Nov16

In this TOGETHER The amount of students who are facing mental health problems has been skyrocketing.

Ontario’s students, colleges and universities are calling on the province to take immediate action on the growing problem of mental illness on campus, and McMaster is on board. The number of students with identified mental health disorders has more than doubled over the past five years, and the Spring 2016 National College Health Assessment survey indicated that depression, anxiety and suicide attempts are consistently increasing...

Down to the core The effects of revival on the Steel City
Nov02

Down to the core The effects of revival on the Steel City

Steel mills in Hamilton were once the city’s largest employer and one of the main reasons that the downtown core was thriving. However, when the steel industry began to lose its edge, so did the city, leaving a lasting effect that shook Hamilton down to the core. Hamilton’s downtown looks significantly different than it did a few years ago. In particular, the King Street strip, which once hosted abandoned storefronts and eclectic...

Discovery 1A03 How McMaster is providing once in a lifetime opportunities through learning and discovery
Oct19

Discovery 1A03 How McMaster is providing once in a lifetime opportunities through learning and discovery

Society often considers post-secondary education to be an essential element to today’s knowledge economy. However, while Canada holds one of the highest rates of post-secondary attainment rates across other commonwealth countries at upwards of 66 per cent, some students who have the potential to succeed are subject to barriers within their participation. The McMaster Discovery Program offers university-level, non-credit courses to...

Hamilton: The city of music
Oct05

Hamilton: The city of music

There is no doubt that the city of Hamilton has a cultural vibrancy that is recognized by those involved within its various creative industries. In particular, the city is home to globally recognized and independent musical talent who drive the local arts and culture scene, celebrating Hamilton’s long and resilient legacy of music. The Hamilton Music Strategy is an initiative that began nearly four years ago. It seeks to put Hamilton...