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.
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.
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."