All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

McMaster Science Cares with Joanna Wilson

Joanna Wilson"My cattle dog Svea has no idea what a pandemic is but she sure loves our new working arrangements. Having her whole family at home all day is her best day ever.
I know this has been a difficult transition and I hope you are feeling more settled into working from home as you take on final exams. I’ve watched my kids struggle with the transition. So many platforms for learning with each class a bit different! Confusion over the changes. Missing their friends. I hope you have found ways to connect with your friends through all of this.

What am I doing?
A bit more cooking and a lot more baking. Cinnamon buns have become our weekend thing.
Late night dog walks when we don’t have to dodge so many people on the street.
Zoom social time. Quarantini “meetings” with friends and family are keeping my social connections and a great way to have a good laugh.

I really miss being on campus and in the classroom with my students. I wish you all the best in your exams and hope you and your family stay healthy and safe!"

- Joanna Wilson, Department of Biology

Students in McMaster’s Faculty of Science are greatly missed by all our faculty members and staff. Look for more #MacSciCares messages of reassurance and hope in the days ahead. For the latest McMaster COVID-19 updates, please go to

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