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Congratulations to Maisha Ahmed, Christy Au-Yeung, Meea Fogal, Bushra Haque, and Peipei Wang for placing 2nd out  of 10 teams competing at the first student led “McMaster Energy Week” city wide Engineering conference.

This group of first year iSci 1A24 students entered “The Smart Energy City” case-competition competing against all levels of students from 1st year to 5th year, and represented the majority of females in attendance at this event.

To view their Energy Case Competition abstract click here.

For more information regarding the conference please see the following stories:

The School of Interdisciplinary Science is very proud to announce that our colleague, Dr. Kimberly Dej, has been awarded the 2018 Women of Distinction Award for Education at a ceremony hosted by the YMCA of Hamilton.

For full story please see the links below to the articles in the McMaster Daily News and The Hamilton Spectator

Kim Dej

The McMaster Daily News

 The Hamilton Specator

Lab technician helps student put on special suit

Undergraduates in a new Life Sciences lab course are feeling what it’s like to age – literally.
Students in Life Sciences 2L03 put on a specialized body suit designed to mimic many of the physical effects of aging. From tinnitus, to back pain, to stability and arthritis, the suit allows the wearer to actually experience how the aging process impacts the human body.

For the full story visit the daily news webpage



If you want to learn about geology, ecology and environmental sciene, there may be no better place to visit than Iceland! That's why students in McMaster's Integrated Science Program and Arts & Science Program have been visiting the Nordic nation during the spring for the last number of years, learning about the country's very active geology. Guided by geologist Kristinn Guojonsson, the students visited volcanoes, lava flows, hot springs, geysers and more.

Students and faculty documented the trip in photos, which can be seen here!

PHOTO BY KYRA SIMONE    Chad Harvey won an OUSA Teaching Excellence Award this week. The assistant professor was recognized for his eccentricity, passion and dedication to easing the transition into first-year university.

A popular faculty member in Science has been recognized as one of Ontario’s top teachers.

Chad Harvey, an assistant professor in Biology and the Integrated Science Program, won a Teaching Excellence Award this week from the Ontario University Student Alliance.

The award recognizes educators who excel at unlocking the potential of Ontario’s young people.

“Chad Harvey is an exceptionally deserving instructor for this award,” OUSA wrote on its blog. “By becoming both a mentor and friend to students, he goes above and beyond the role of an instructor. His lecturers are engaging, interactive, and interdisciplinary, and draw on analogies to teach content and strengthen understanding.

“He is a beloved figure within the McMaster Integrated Science Program for his eccentricity, passion, and dedication to easing the first year transition.

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance represents the interests of more than 140,000 students at seven student associations across Ontario.

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