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McMaster University will continue to host undergraduate academic activities remotely for the Spring/Summer/Intersession term with only a few exceptions for courses that need student access to specialized equipment.

Richa Alvares from the Life Sciences wins a Co-op Student Award

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Richa, a Life Sciences student who has served as a McMaster tour guide, peer mentor and ambassador on the Firsthand online platform, completed her co-op at Alaya Care. "Along with Richa's initiative, attention to detail and organization, she brought a positive attitude and great energy to any project that she was working on, no matter how challenging," wrote her supervisor Rojin Karimi. Richa was also chosen as McMaster's nominee for Ontario's Work-Integrated Learning Co-op Student of the Year Award.

Read the full story here: https://mailchi.mp/mcmaster/april-2021-faculty-of-science-newsletter

Synthesis Integrated Science Symposium 2021

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Synthesis 2021 will take place April 5th -13th 

Synthesis is an academic symposium run entirely by students enrolled in the iSci program. The symposium is a chance for iSci students to showcase the work they complete, including individual projects and fourth-year theses, while communicating the importance of interdisciplinary research to the greater McMaster community. 

This year, Synthesis will feature some exciting guest speakers including Dr. Eduart Reinhardt and Dr. Zeinab Hosseinidoust who will be sharing their current research on reconstructing coastal environments and antimicrobial superbugs. Students can also look forward to the walk across Canada competition and various workshops including a fitness workshop run by our Dean of Science, Dr. Maureen MacDonald, interview preparation workshops, and a grad panel with our very own iSci alumni. 

For more information check out the Synthesis website https://macblog.mcmaster.ca/synthesis/ and follow us on Instagram @synthesis_2021

Michelle Ogrodnik, Co-creator of the TA Development Workshops at SIS, Wins Leadership Award

The Wilson Leadership Scholar Award applications and nominations are open for graduate students.

Kinesiology doctoral student Michelle Ogrodnik is one of last year’s recipients of the award, valued at up to $25,000. The award also includes a leadership development and career launcher program.

“This article was first published on Daily News. Read the original article.

https://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/articles/i-have-met-with-some-incredible-mentors/

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Congratulations to Dr. Nguyen Vo

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Ontario Colleges and Universities on Twitter

“Congrats to Dr. Nguyen Vo who received a Minister's Award of Excellence. Dr. Vo is a professor at @McMasterU, who received multiple nominations from his students for quickly transitioning to online learning and helping keep students engaged and supported throughout #COVID19.” twitter.com

The official announcements are in the following links from the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/ontario-ministry-of-training-colleges-and-universities/

https://twitter.com/ONtrainandstudy/status/1303688458347720711

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