Mac grads make surgery safer Local start-up company uses their McMaster education to innovate surgery for the better
Mar02

Mac grads make surgery safer Local start-up company uses their McMaster education to innovate surgery for the better

One start-up, with help from McMaster community, is making surgery a little bit safer. Mariner Endosurgery, previously known as Virtual Possibilities, won the $20,000 cash prize at last year’s Forge@Mac start-up competition, and received entry into one of The Forge’s incubator workspaces on James Street North. The start-up targets over 1,400 operating rooms in North America, with the goal of enhancing the patient safety profile of...

A new lease on Life Sciences Following deliberations with both students and faculty, the Honours Life Sciences program has created new specializations aimed to introduce students to new fields
Feb16

A new lease on Life Sciences Following deliberations with both students and faculty, the Honours Life Sciences program has created new specializations aimed to introduce students to new fields

New specializations are coming to life for the next academic year. With an enrollment of over 1,100 students in the Honours Life Sciences program, the School of Interdisciplinary Sciences has been working to devise new specializations for the benefit of this large cohort. The surprising twist? Students themselves are helping to spearhead the design of these specializations. Four Life Sciences students at the university currently serve...

President-elects: by the book The focus of campaigns of the past and the statistics of elections rom the 70s to present
Feb02

President-elects: by the book The focus of campaigns of the past and the statistics of elections rom the 70s to present

2016-2017:  Justin Monaco-Barnes “#bethechange” Ran on a platform focusing on a long-term sustainable strategy for McMaster and proposing changes to our building infrastructure to promote environmental practices. Before in his presidency, plans for the Combined Heat and Power co-generation plant have been underway, forecasted to save 15 per cent on energy input as compared to traditional plants. He also ran on a platform pushing for...

Q&A with a Hacker Director of DeltaHacks talks about her experience with the hackathon
Feb01

Q&A with a Hacker Director of DeltaHacks talks about her experience with the hackathon

This weekend (Jan 28-29), the third annual DeltaHacks hackathon was held at the Engineering Technology Building. Organized by a student group known as Phase One, the event was attended by more than 500 participants from McMaster and other campuses. In this Q&A, Stephanie Koehl, Co-Director of DeltaHacks and a level III Computer Science student at Mac speaks about the event. What does it take to be a hacker? Koehl: An eagerness to...

What’s new with the Light Railway Transit plans McMaster students can expect an LRT system that optimizes their trip home in the safest way possible
Jan26

What’s new with the Light Railway Transit plans McMaster students can expect an LRT system that optimizes their trip home in the safest way possible

For McMaster students, there is yet another update on the discussion about the upcoming light rail transit system. Recently, with intentions of optimizing LRT service to greater benefit student transport, the city of Hamilton has produced a tentative plan for a line that will run from McMaster University all the way to the Queenston Traffic Circle. More specifically, these blueprints involve a spur line that links King and James...