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Graduate Studies

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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Celebrating our newest Vanier Scholars and Banting Fellow!

Seven McMaster graduate students from across the university have been awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students. Each Vanier Scholar will receive $50,000 a year, for up to three years. Our newest Vanier Scholars Sophie Ngana, Biochemistry and biomedical sciences Ngana’s research focuses on Parkinson’s Disease, […]

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In conversation with McMaster’s graduate studies librarian, Leeanne Romane

Leeanne Romane is McMaster’s new graduate studies librarian. We had a virtual sit-down with Leeanne to learn more about this new-to McMaster role. Welcome to the grad studies community, Leeanne. This is a new role for McMaster Library; how do you see this new role differing from that of other librarians at Mac? Thank you. […]

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Engineering grad student wins first-ever GradFlix at McMaster

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The virtual red carpet was rolled out for our inaugural McMaster GradFlix Final Showcase. Graduate researchers from across the university have been busy crafting one-minute videos to describe their research. GradFlix submissions ranged from animated shorts to on-screen action, and featured creative scripts complemented by original music and film work. On March 30, an audience […]

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GradFlix brings grad research to the little screen!

Perliminaries March 17, Final, March 30

Are you ready for a new challenge that will help you build your communications skills, use your creativity, AND tell the world about your research? Join McMaster’s inaugural GradFlix – a video competition where graduate students have one minute to share their research story for a chance to win prizes and be featured in McMaster’s […]

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Honing your skills through The Research Shop

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While many graduate students hope to continue their careers in academia, others seek careers that will allow them to employ their skills in a non-academic setting. Chelsea Barranger, who recently completed her PhD in history, knows what that’s like. While working on her PhD in 2018, she heard about McMaster’s Research Shop as a place to gain […]

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Mills Library graduate study space available for booking

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The University Library, working in partnership with the School of Graduate Studies, is providing McMaster graduate students with a dedicated study space in Mills Library. The Graduate Study Space, located in Mills Learning Commons, is intended to support any graduate students who have unreliable internet connections at home and/or are in challenging living situations that […]

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New MacDATA fellows ready to tease new insights out of complex data

Seven graduate students have received fellowships from McMaster’s MacDATA Institute to pursue interdisciplinary projects that apply data analysis, collection and curation methodologies to a number of areas, including water quality monitoring, children’s mental health outcomes and brain activity in PTSD, among others. […]

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