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Engineering student takes top honours in second annual GradFlix video competition

Students, staff and faculty grabbed front row seats to celebrate the creative communications of graduate student video-makers in McMaster’s second annual GradFlix Final Showcase. Engineering grad student Stacey Mark took first place at the second annual McMaster GradFlix Final Showcase. Mark is a Masters student in mechanical engineering. Second place went to medical sciences Masters […]

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Help to co-design a new transition program for grad students with disabilities

The School of Graduate Studies and Student Accessibility Services (SAS) are looking for students to help them co-design a transition program aimed at helping grad students with disabilities. During three co-design sessions, all participants will collaborate to create content for a safe, inclusive, and educational summer program that helps students learn and connect about transitioning […]

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Welcoming students to the Black Student Success Centre’s brand-new space

Black Student Success Centre administrative assistant Jordan Lentinello, left, Mac grad Angelo Grant and BSSC manager Faith Ogunkoya sit under artwork created by Black McMaster students and curated by Grant. (Photo by Georgia Kirkos/McMaster University)

“When a student sets foot in here, I want them to feel like they have come home.”  Standing in the Black Student Success Centre’s brand-new space, in front of a wall covered in stunning art and poetry created by Black students at McMaster, centre manager Faith Ogunkoya can’t help smiling. The BSSC, which she has […]

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McMaster ranked #1 for graduate student research intensity

Researcher Ali Ashkar, Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine Graduate student Sophie Poznanski PhD Candidate looking at sample. According to the 2021 Research Infosource rankings released today, McMaster placed first in graduate student research intensity.

McMaster University continues to rank among the country’s most research-intensive universities—for both graduate students and faculty members—in the annual ranking of the country’s Top 50 Research Universities. According to the 2021 Research Infosource rankings released today, McMaster placed first in graduate student research intensity—averaging $68,900 per graduate student, and second in faculty research intensity—averaging $369,400 […]

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Call extended for grad student nominations to Senate


Grad student representative seats are open on McMaster’s Board of Governors, Senate and University Planning Committee. Nominations now close on February 11 at 4 p.m. Learn more about the positions on the Secretariat website. These positions are all two-year terms and provide an opportunity to: develop a deeper understanding of university governance strengthen your resume […]

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Celebrating recipients and nominees of the 2021 Graduate Student Recognition Awards

Join us online to celebrate the achievements of McMaster’s graduate student community with a written tribute, a quick note of congratulations or a virtual high five on the Graduate Student Recognition Awards Kudoboards. These annual community-based awards highlight excellence in teaching, communicating research, community building and leadership, supervision and mentorship by faculty, as well as […]

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Undergrads “Teams up” for virtual USRA Poster Session

A large tree is in the foreground on campus, its leaves have turned yellow and the sun is peaking through the branches where the tree is losing its leaves before winter.

Undergraduate scholars are ready to share their discoveries – and their summer experiences – at the 2021 Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Virtual Poster Session, beginning November 15.  The annual poster session will be held on Microsoft Teams and run from November 15 to 19. McMaster community members can “drop by” any time during that […]

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Nominations are open for Graduate Student Recognition Awards

A student speaks at a podium as another student stands to his left.

During the past 18 months, our graduate community has been impacted by COVID-19 in so many ways – new challenges for our graduate researchers, TA’s, athletes, support staff and supervisors. But with the challenges have come the discovery of new ways to help our community thrive. Grad students have found creative means to connect with […]

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New MCYU Certificate of Completion offers chance to develop communication and leadership skills

Are you seeking opportunities to further develop transferable skills that are not always readily available through your home department? The McMaster Children and Youth University (MCYU) Certificate of Completion provides opportunities in such areas as knowledge mobilization and translation communication leadership problem-solving time management teamwork organization and adaptability Certificate requirements Each graduate student is required […]

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Construction begins on McMaster’s 10 Bay Graduate Residence

An artistic rendering of a highrise building, with trees across the front of the building on the sidewalk.

Exciting news for our graduate student community at McMaster! Construction is beginning on McMaster University’s 10 Bay Graduate Residence on the southwest corner of King Street West and Bay Street South in downtown Hamilton, adding vibrancy to the community in multiple ways. ? The architecture of the residence is inspired by the innovative minds of the graduate students who will live there, bringing visual excitement to the […]

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