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Renovations and longer hours likely coming to HSL The SRA health sciences caucus is working with the library administration to extend Saturday hours and replace bookshelves with study spaces
Nov22

Renovations and longer hours likely coming to HSL The SRA health sciences caucus is working with the library administration to extend Saturday hours and replace bookshelves with study spaces

Photos by Kyle West McMaster students may see changes in the Health Sciences Library study space and operational hours as soon as this year. Student Representative Assembly health sciences representatives Devin Roshan and Tushar Tejpal are working closely with HSL director Jennifer McKinnell to redistribute Sunday hours to Saturday and replace bookshelves with more cubicles and desks. The initiative is part of the SRA health sciences...

McMaster alumnus makes waves with new protein research The first-of-its-kind study investigates the role that protein PRY-1 plays in lipid metabolism
Nov15

McMaster alumnus makes waves with new protein research The first-of-its-kind study investigates the role that protein PRY-1 plays in lipid metabolism

Photo C/O Grace Gkuang By: Saad Ahmed A recent publication co-authored by a McMaster alumnus links a major biological pathway to fat, stress, and aging. The study was conducted by Ayush Ranawade, a PhD alumnus from the Gupta Lab at McMaster University who is currently pursuing postdoctoral studies at Harvard University, and Avijit Mallick, a University of Melbourne graduate and current PhD student in the Gupta Lab, under the...

EFRT pushing for new CPR training device Q-CPR is slated to improve training for first responders on campus
Oct22

EFRT pushing for new CPR training device Q-CPR is slated to improve training for first responders on campus

Photo by Madeline Neumann By Balsam Fasih Changing standards of care are pushing the McMaster Students’ Union Emergency First Response Team to adopt Quality CPR, a training device that gives trainees feedback on the quality of their chest compressions. While it is not part of traditional CPR training courses, Q-CPR is quickly becoming part of changing standards of care for cardiac arrest patients, now being used by Hamilton’s...

Future plans for the MUMC The outdated nature of the building is largely motivating the potential relocation
Oct04

Future plans for the MUMC The outdated nature of the building is largely motivating the potential relocation

Photos by Catherine Goce By Elliot Fung The agenda from the McMaster Board of Governors meeting in April 2018 reveals that the Hamilton Health Sciences board has approved a plan to stop operating at its current facility within the next ten years.  As part of a 20-year redevelopment plan, HHS plans to relocate the Children’s and Women’s hospital away from the McMaster University Medical Centre to an expansion of Hamilton General...

Celebrating women in STEM The IWISCI conference aims to support young women entering STEM fields
Feb15

Celebrating women in STEM The IWISCI conference aims to support young women entering STEM fields

By: Donna Nadeem McMaster students and faculty came together on Feb. 11, the United Nations recognized day of Women in Science and Technology, to celebrate and empower women in science and technology during their International Women in Science day conference. McMaster biochemistry and health sciences students developed the IWISCI day conference in 2017 as a small event that was focused on women in science and what kind of careers...

Fighting the opioid crisis with naloxone Individuals and student groups are improving the accessibility of life-saving naloxone training on campus to combat the opioid crisis
Feb08

Fighting the opioid crisis with naloxone Individuals and student groups are improving the accessibility of life-saving naloxone training on campus to combat the opioid crisis

Amid the opioid crisis, organizations on campus have been working to make naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, more accessible to students and the community. Currently, McMaster students who are not at risk of an overdose are unable to pick up a free naloxone kit anywhere on campus. The pharmacy in the McMaster University Student Centre and Student Wellness Centre do not carry the kit as a result of...