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Szeman honoured for excellence in graduate supervision

Imre Szeman, associate professor in the Department of English & Cultural Studies.

Imre Szeman, associate professor in the Department of English & Cultural Studies.
When Imre Szeman meets with his graduate students, he learns as much from them as they do from him.
“Working with graduate students keeps my own ideas fresh,” said Szeman, associate professor in the Department of English & Cultural Studies. “Grad students are always on top of the latest ideas and developments in the scholarly world.”
Szeman received the President’s Award of Excellence for Graduate Supervision at the Graduate Students Recognition Day on March 18.
“I feel extremely honoured to receive the award, especially since my students nominated me for it,” said Szeman. “I take my role as graduate supervisor extremely seriously and try to do what I can to make sure that my students have an interesting and rewarding time while they are in graduate school at McMaster.”
He added that he enjoys helping graduate students build their confidence as writers and researchers.
“It can be daunting to begin work in areas of scholarly research in which, inevitably, a great deal has already been written. I like helping my students come to a realization that they have something unique and original to contribute, and that through their hard work they can become part of the community of scholars that have preceded them.” […]

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Graduate Students Recognition Day celebrates excellence

The McMaster University community is invited to attend the 12th Annual Graduate Students Recognition Day on Tuesday, March 18 in Convocation Hall. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
The event represents a collaborative effort between the Graduate Students Association (GSA) and the School of Graduate Studies to celebrate the contributions of graduate students to innovation and discovery at McMaster.
Graduate students help McMaster achieve its academic mission. The award categories honour graduate student excellence in research communication, teaching assistance, and leadership in athletics and community service.
The contributions of graduate faculty and non-academic staff are acknowledged with the President’s Awards for Excellence in Graduate Supervision and the GSA Award for Contributions by Non-Academic Staff. […]

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