McMaster University will continue to host undergraduate academic activities remotely for the Spring/Summer/Intersession term with only a few exceptions for courses that need student access to specialized equipment.

Faculty congratulates latest CFI JELF award holder

Mic Farqharson, 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.

Is one minute of exercise really enough?

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 here.

Science alumni give advice on exploring career pathways

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.

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