All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

The Best Advice I Received During My First Year At University...

Joe KimThe best advice Joe received when he did his Bachelor of Honours Biology and Psychology and PhD in Experimental Psychology at McMaster University...

“Imagine that you’re days away from graduating with a degree from McMaster University. Congratulations! Now, what have you accomplished in the last 4 years? Attending university is more than just going to classes and trying to get good grades. It’s about joining a community of life-long learners. It’s about finding your passion and also what you’re actually good at. It’s about meeting interesting people. It’s about being challenged with new ideas and ways of thinking. It’s about building memories so that you can look back at your time in university as a time of intellectual, social and personal growth. Make the most of your time here and that starts now!”

Joe Kim
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

The Best Advice I Received During My First Year At University...

BalaThe best advice Narayanaswamy received when he started his Bachelor of Science in Statistics at the University of Madras in 1973...

"It is of at most importance to stay on top of things, otherwise you will get overwhelmed with things. So, if you can complete something today, better to do it, than to postpone it for tomorrow!"

Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Best Advice I Received During My First Year At University...

Sharonna Greenberg The best advice Sharonna received when she started her did a double major in chemistry & mathematics with a minor in linguistics at the University of Toronto...

“It's okay not to know what you want to be when you grow up. The average person changes careers 5-7 times in their life. My advice is to study what you love so that you'll love what you study”.

Sharonna Greenberg
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Professor Named University Scholar

laura parkerCongratulations to Dr. Laura Parker on being named a University Scholar by the Senate of McMaster University.

The title, awarded for a period of four years, acknowledges mid-career faculty members who have already distinguished themselves as international scholars.

The Senate recognized Laura's work on observational cosmology and galaxy evolution, and the effects of galactic environments on this process. The Senate also recognized Laura's contributions to teaching, including the advancement of astronomy across Canada and internationally as well as the development of an innovative and popular course in astronomy data analysis at McMaster.

Laura is a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and a member of the Origins Institute within the Faculty of Science. Her research is funded by the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada. Laura received the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award in 2013 and the John C. Polanyi Prize for Physics in 2009. She has served in many research-related leadership roles, including chairing the Gemini Observatory Science and Technology Committee and the Joint Canadian Space Astronomy Committee.
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