McMaster University

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Offer a workshop?

Faculty members willing to present a workshop about their work to Hamilton area high school students are sought for the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Discovery Day in Health Sciences, being held on McMaster University's campus on Thursday, May 26.

The day is hosted by Hamilton Health Sciences with McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. The Discovery Day will be one of 14 such days being offered across Canada by the CMHF to encourage young people to explore career options in health sciences. More than 200 students from area secondary schools are expected to attend the Hamilton day.

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McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences trains physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, health care researchers, physician assistants and midwives to work together in teams, providing the finest patient care.

Our programs cover the spectrum of health care, including the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Rehabilitation Science, Midwifery, a Bachelor of Health Sciences program and Canada's first physician assistants' program.

We are known for innovating small group, problem-based education, with a focus on self-directed, life-long learning, as well as the development of evidence-based medicine.

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What is pain, Alex?

Mac prof and HitchBOT focus of Jeopardy questions

Norm Buckley

A McMaster professor and a celebrated robot from the University's communications and multi-media department were answers to questions on the Jeopardy TV game show last night.

Under the category 'Doctors Within Borders', the contestants of College Jeopardy were given the answer: "Norm Buckley, anesthesia chair at Canada's McMaster University, studies this sensation, both acute and chronic." 

The correct response was 'What is pain?'  Buckley is director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care, professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesia of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and well known for his research and clinical work focus on pain.

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Faculty profs recognized by the Canada Research Chairs program

Hsein Seow Brian Timmons

Six Faculty of Health Sciences researchers are among 12 McMaster University professors awarded $11.4M to improve the health and prosperity of people across Canada and around the globe.

Two Faculty researchers are among six new Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) awarded to the University:

Another four researchers have had their Canada Research Chairs renewed to pursue their world-leading research programs.

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Mac program named Canada's toughest to enter

BHSc student

McMaster University's Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Program has been named the hardest undergraduate program in Canada to gain admission.

A ranking by University Hub, published by Yahoo Canada today, points out that only 4.5 per cent of applicants are accepted in the program as there are more than 3,500 applicants a year for 160 first year chairs.

Noting that several Canadian universities are strong in engineering, Alex Dorward, co-CEO of University Hub, said, "with health science, one university really sticks out and that's McMaster."

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