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Q&A with Premier Wynne
Jan15

Q&A with Premier Wynne

The Silhouette sat down with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne during her visit to McMaster on Jan. 12 to discuss education, policy, and getting students involved in higher education. Why this tour now? Why come talk to students at this point? The timing of it is we’ve just had an election and I have a plan that we have developed based on all of the work that we did running up to the budget and up to the election, and a fundamental...

Religious intolerance in France How will the conversation change in the aftermath of the Paris shootings?
Jan15

Religious intolerance in France How will the conversation change in the aftermath of the Paris shootings?

By: Alex Zavaries Over the past several days the news has been saturated with coverage of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks and the subsequent attacks throughout Paris and the surrounding area. A total of 17 people were killed and 14 were injured in these attacks, making it the deadliest terrorist attack in France since the Vitry-Le-Francois train bombing in 1961. The most recent attacks sparked massive marches and vigils throughout...

Mac splits opening week After beating Laurier, McMaster drops a key game at Ryerson
Jan15

Mac splits opening week After beating Laurier, McMaster drops a key game at Ryerson

By: Jaycee Cruz On Wednesday, January 7, 2014 the McMaster Marauders men’s basketball team hosted the Laurier Golden Hawks. Laurier surprised the crowd by going punch-for-punch with Mac for the first part of the first quarter. The Marauders ended up grabbing the lead and held onto it bringing a 41-37 lead into halftime. The main source of the Golden Hawks offensive firepower was fourth-year guard Will Coulthard. Coulthard was shooting...

Healing through play SHEC speaks to McMaster professor Hartley Jafine about the importance of play in the first of their interview series
Jan15

Healing through play SHEC speaks to McMaster professor Hartley Jafine about the importance of play in the first of their interview series

By: Suzy Flader – SHEC For the next few weeks, the Student Health Education Centre column will be featuring interviews with McMaster staff and faculty who address and support the health and wellness needs of students. This week we are showcasing Hartley Jafine, who teaches courses in applied drama and arts-based research in both the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Arts and Science programs. His thoughtful and creative...

Stay in your lanes Don't be the person trying to hold forth on a topic they know nothing about with cultural studies buzzwords
Jan15

Stay in your lanes Don't be the person trying to hold forth on a topic they know nothing about with cultural studies buzzwords

Aside from watching Chelsea thrash their Premier League competition, writing is easily  one of my most sacred rituals, in that I let nothing get in the way of my enjoyment of it. Such was the case when my little brother’s impassioned mini-sticks game with his friend disturbed my writing-induced revery two weeks ago, so I packed my things up and walked to a nearby Starbucks to continue my article. Irritated that I had been displaced, I...

New stem cell discovery at Mac A researcher at McMaster has made a discovery that promises to revolutionize stem cell technology.
Jan15

New stem cell discovery at Mac A researcher at McMaster has made a discovery that promises to revolutionize stem cell technology.

In 2014, Mick Bhatia and his team discovered that adult stem cells are hardwired to remember the type of cell they were originally. His breakthrough has not gone unnoticed. In December, the Canadian Cancer Society listed Bhatia’s research as one of the top ten discoveries of the year. “We’ve known for several years now that you can take human skin cells and turn them into [pluripotent] stem cells that are almost identical to embryonic...