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Enrollment opens for McMaster science of cannabis program The McMaster Centre for Continuing Education is setting the stage for more timely and accessible education
Apr04

Enrollment opens for McMaster science of cannabis program The McMaster Centre for Continuing Education is setting the stage for more timely and accessible education

Photo C/O Grant Holt By: Neda Pirouzmand The university has banned the consumption of cannabis on campus, but the McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medical Cannabis Research have combined efforts to pilot a new “Science of Cannabis” program. Science of cannabis is going to be a three-course program that will meet the needs of health and community...

McMaster librarians are transforming how we think about science A storytelling event brought new perspectives to the nit and grit of STEM as a part of a year-long initiative
Mar20

McMaster librarians are transforming how we think about science A storytelling event brought new perspectives to the nit and grit of STEM as a part of a year-long initiative

Photos C/O Steel City Stories By: Neda Pirouzmand Abeer Siddiqui, McMaster’s librarian and adjunct lecturer for the school of interdisciplinary science, partnered with Steel City Stories to create “Science: an evening of true, personal stories about science,” an event held on March 12 featuring personal stories told by STEM professionals to community members. Hamilton storyteller Lisa Hunt, a member of the Steel City Stories Planning...

McMaster alumna promotes STEM satire through new website Lexa Graham is using her passion for comedy to bring attention to the knowns and unknowns of science
Mar14

McMaster alumna promotes STEM satire through new website Lexa Graham is using her passion for comedy to bring attention to the knowns and unknowns of science

Photo C/O dnatured.com By: Neda Pirouzmand After completing an undergraduate degree in chemistry and masters in chemical engineering at McMaster University, Lexa Graham embarked on a new path. She performed in stand-up comedy shows and wrote for satire sites like The Onion and CBC Comedy. After identifying a gap in the market for satirical science content, she launched DNAtured.com on Feb. 21. “The journey to build up this website was...

McMaster Black Aspiring Physicians president recognized at John C. Holland awards Club president Sonia Igboanugo was honoured for supporting black undergrads aspiring to pursue careers in healthcare
Feb28

McMaster Black Aspiring Physicians president recognized at John C. Holland awards Club president Sonia Igboanugo was honoured for supporting black undergrads aspiring to pursue careers in healthcare

Photo C/O Black Aspiring Physicians of McMaster On Feb. 2, Sonia Igboanugo, a fourth-year McMaster biomedical discovery and commercialization student and co-founder of Black Aspiring Physicians of McMaster, received the Lincoln Alexander scholarship at the John C. Holland awards, which celebrates African-Canadian achievement in Hamilton. Igboanugo and McMaster grad student Kayonne Christy launched BAP-MAC during the 2016-2017 school...

Mac researchers developing therapies for diabetes Current projects aim to explore treatments and test medicines to prevent metabolic disease
Feb08

Mac researchers developing therapies for diabetes Current projects aim to explore treatments and test medicines to prevent metabolic disease

Photo by Catherine Goce By: Abirami Sudharshan In October 2018, the McMaster faculty of health sciences launched the “Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research,” an initiative ten years in the making.   Since then, the centre has been working to engineer novel clinical applications in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of adult and juvenile metabolic disease. According to the agenda from the Oct. 18 McMaster board of...

McMaster researchers tackling root causes of domestic violence The federal government is asking professors to evaluate the first Triple P program in Canada
Jan24

McMaster researchers tackling root causes of domestic violence The federal government is asking professors to evaluate the first Triple P program in Canada

Photo by Kyle West By: Areej Ali The Trudeau government has granted over $3.4 million to McMaster researchers to fund a study that aims to identify and combat systemic causes of domestic violence. Andrea Gonzalez, an assistant professor in psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences at McMaster, is currently overseeing the “Triple P” program, which stands for the positive parenting program. Triple P is a public health parenting...