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Graduate Studies

Past Spices initiatives

2019 initiatives

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A Student’s Progress: The Eighteenth-Century Podcast

A fun, informative, and accessible podcast introducing key topics in the long eighteenth century.

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Broken Punjabi Supper Club

A Punjabi-Canadian dining experience decolonizing South Asian food, identity, and emphasizing mindful alcohol consumption.

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Cripping Graduate School

A Disability and Mad Studies Reading Group (Renewal) Monthly Disability and Mad Studies. Reading Groups to cultivate a social and intellectual disability community on campus.

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Gallery of Graduate Arts 3.0

Giving graduate students and postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to show off their artistic side!

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Let’s Talk Health (Econ)

Let’s Talk Health (Econ) – the podcast that will get everyone talking about health economics.

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McMaster Graduate Statistics Consulting Club

A place dedicated to linking all graduate students and researchers through data analytics.

Medical Sciences Mentorship Group

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Medical Sciences Mentorship Group

A simple and meaningful program that will connect students with each other for highly relevant peer mentorship/support, and students with faculty to foster development and growth.

Resist BIPOC working Group

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RESIST: BIPOC Working Group

A monthly working group for students of colour to discuss race and racism in the classroom and develop strategies and resources to improve conditions.

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Science on Tap

A public outreach event full of scientific discussion, trivia, and beer!

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Symbiosis Students and Seniors Co-Housing Program 2.0

Symbiosis is a program that connects students with seniors for a mutually beneficial housing relationship.

2018 initiatives

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4 Boys, 4 Dogs: Education and Community Engagement for Incarcerated Youth

Our project will develop educational resources for and promote wider community engagement with an innovative program in which incarcerated youth learn social and behavioural skills by training rescue dogs to be re-homed.

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Cripping Graduate School: A Disability and Mad Studies Reading and Activities Group

Monthly Disability and Mad Studies Reading Groups (and activities) to cultivate a social and intellectual disability community on campus.

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Dear Mac

Connecting the community one letter at a time.

Gallery of Graduate Arts (2.0)

Creativity meets research at the Gallery of Graduate Arts.

Science on Tap: Hamilton

Science on Tap creates an environment for McMaster University’s scientists to host scientific discussion with members of the public in a casual setting.

Seniors of Canada: Hamilton (Renewal)

Capturing images and stories of everyday Seniors.

Speaking to opioid use in many languages: working together for better understanding

Leveraging the linguistic diversity of the McMaster student community to share important information about opioid use with the broader public.

Symbiosis: Students and Seniors Co-Housing Program (Renewal)

Symbiosis is a program that connects students with seniors in the McMaster Community for a mutually beneficial housing relationship.

WaterCRESS (Renewal)

WaterCRESS bridges the gap between water researchers at McMaster and the general public to demystify science and work towards informed appreciation and protection of our shared environment.

2017

Gallery of Graduate Arts

Reconnecting researchers with their artistic side.

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Industry Link Learn More

Preparing the talent of today for the industry of tomorrow.

Open Access McMaster

Students for equity in scholarly communication.

Open Device Lab

Devices for everyone.

Rebranding McMaster – McMaster’s Natural Treasures

Using nature as a branding and promotional tool to draw in future leaders and innovators into our undergraduate, graduate, and post doc programs.

Seniors of Canada: Hamilton

Age is just a number: shedding light on the everyday older person.

Symbiosis: Grad Students and Seniors Co-Housing Program

Symbiosis is a program that aims to connect graduate students with seniors in the McMaster community for a mutually beneficial housing relationship.

Water Community Research Education and Sustainability Seminars

WaterCRESS bridges the gap between water researchers at McMaster and the general public to demystify science and work towards informed appreciation and protection of our shared environment.

2016

Cerebral Coffeehouse

Our goal for these coffeehouse events is to create a positive space for community members to engage with researchers and share knowledge!

Creating an Inclusive Queer Community among Graduate Students at McMaster University

EXPLOR: Water, Environment and Climate (Experiential Professional Orientation)

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Grad Wellness Initiative (GWI)

Herbal Meditation Garden

Community based project that increases mental health and wellness by offering a new and alternative mode of mindful meditation in nature.

Industry Link

Locate and Donate

To create and pilot a new web-based platform that facilitates in-kind donations from the community to non-profit organizations in Hamilton.

Mac Immersion Funding

This project will fundamentally change the way people gain a sense of place at McMaster University.

McMaster Open Learning

Skills and specialization transfer for graduate students in a competency based hiring environment.

2015

3KeyWorks: What do leaders read? Learn More

Creating a website that curates lists of professors and community leaders’ top ten books.

Cerebral Coffeehouse Learn More

Organizing a series of three themed coffeehouse evenings in order to promote discussion and exchanges between McMaster researchers and the greater Hamilton community.

Unpacking "diversity" in the classroom Learn More

Examining curricular and pedagogical practices of professors, instructors and teaching assistants in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Student Wellness Workshops Learn More

Enhance the mental and physical health and well being of graduate students at McMaster University through interactive and informative wellness workshops.

A short documentary film about international graduate student life Learn More

Enhancing the awareness and develop international graduate student life.

Wellness for Academic Success: Grad Student Wellness Outreach Learn More

Wellness for Academic Success promotes overall wellness, community-building, and academic performance.

MacBulb, the Lightbulb App Learn More

Fundamentally changing the way society accesses information by developing a new search engine that allows free access to information at the touch of a button, a ‘stream engine.’

Interdisciplinary Speaker Series Learn More

Running a series of six interdisciplinary talks at McMaster University during the 2015/16 academic year.

Mind.Me Promoting Youth Mental Wellness Learn More

Evaluating the impact of mind.me, a new mental health promotion program on the mental health literacy and mental well-being of young adults in the Hamilton community.

Personal Development Groups Learn More

Creating forums for grad students to learn and support each other in their personal and professional growth and development.