, School of Interdisciplinary Science, was recently awarded $113,553 from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). His project will develop detectors that can be used in operating rooms to allow surgeons to determine the margins of cancer spread during surgery. Farqharson’s research applies x-ray techniques to answer questions and solve problems related to human health.
The Programming in the Arts & Science Faculties (PASF) Committee has released its report. The Committee was struck in the summer of 2016 by the Joint Arts and Science Council (JASC) to continue the work of the Warner Report. The report can be found here
Marty Gibala, Kinesiology, has been studying the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT) for years. Now he has written a book, The One-Minute Workout
, with Christopher Shulgan, that explores whether short bursts of exercise really do help to keep you fit. Gibala discussed his research and the book on Quirks & Quarks
, the award-winning radio science program of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). You can listen
Some Science alumni recently returned to campus to help current graduate students find out more about careers in industry and other non-academic sectors. Hosted by the Scientist Association at McMaster
(SAM), the event was attended by over 50 students, faculty and alumni from across the Faculty. Students and faculty had the opportunity to ask the alumni about their experiences in diverse sectors including finance, health care, science education, the arts and data analysis. Attendees also received advice about the types of professional skills students need to prepare for potential roles outside academia. With the event’s success, there are plans to hold more such events in the future. MORE