Professional Writing

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McMaster grad knows life is

what you bake of it

When Katarina Poletto started Dolled Up Desserts three years ago, her goal for the gluten-free and vegan bakery was to create an inclusive environment for people with food intolerances. The business remains as committed to inclusion as ever.

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Mac grad nominated for Canadian

Screen Award

Kate Drummond was 35, with a decade of teaching under her belt, when she decided to take a year off to explore her dream of acting. After a year of trying to break into the industry as a late bloomer, she was about to return to teaching when she landed her first major acting gig.

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Which cause it is today, Betsy?

Betsy McGregor '68 '72 takes her activism from McMaster's quad to the political arena and the publishing house.

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Meet the chancellor

Santee Smith, a renowned artist, dancer, choreographer and two-time McMaster graduate will be the university’s next Chancellor. Founder of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) in 2005, Smith studied kinesiology ‘94 and psychology ‘05. KDT’s performance Blood Tides received a 2019 Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble. She will be welcomed to her new role at the fall convocation ceremony in November.

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Searching for researchers

Interested in earning some money and contributing to a McMaster research project? Jesse Rowley and Kevin Kos have an app for you.

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The business of creating memories

McMaster's rich history or musical acts dates back to the '70s and paints a vibrant canvas of campus culture through the years.

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“You can’t be what you can’t see.” — Girls in Science Day shines a light on women in science

Girls in Science Day, which took place on April 26, brought together 105 female Grade 10 students from about 20 schools to spend the day on campus learning about science.

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Meet the student who turned down Oxford and Harvard to learn how to help people in crisis

Ahmad Firas Khalid, a PhD candidate in McMaster’s Health Policy program, is exploring ways to bring health evidence into the hands of those making decisions in crisis zones, where time is of the essence.

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Alumna wins 2018 Fitness Instructor Specialist of the Year

In 2014, Khan started Amanah Fitness, a culturally-sensitive online female fitness program. In November 2018 Khan was named 2018 Fitness Instructor Specialist of the Year at the World Fitness Expo 2018 in Toronto.

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Students pay it forward

A student club initiative is supporting undergraduate work in a world-class cancer research lab on campus for three years.

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“I was always in a role providing help for others”

Orson Morrison has built a career around working with children, adolescents and families involved in the child welfare system and those impacted by poverty, social exclusion, violence and abuse.

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Paying it forward: when passion becomes a calling

Pieter Toth, who graduated from McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business in 1992, has been recognized for his creative teaching with the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Landing in the right place

When Kwasi Nkansah ’17 began his studies at McMaster in 2013, he had no idea that his interactions with professors and other mentors would help him find a career that combined his passion for both medicine and astronauts.

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Clean and safe access to water for health and wellbeing

Sarah Dickson's research focuses on groundwater in the context of water security from a local perspective, particularly in rural, remote, and marginalized communities. Dickson is the McMaster Director of Water Without Borders.

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Gearing up for a bold challenge

Steve Merker, class of ’91, was among a group of five who spearheaded the creation of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraising event benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

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Brewing sustainable water solutions

Aside from malted barley, yeast, and science, beer-making depends on water. Lots of it.

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Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship awarded to McMaster alumnus

Ken Hall is an 86-year-old McMaster geography alumnus who is being awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship for his passion for both teaching and the environment.

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50 years of the School of Social Work

McMaster launched the School of Social Work in 1968. MAC Magazine speaks with a graduate of the very first cohort and a fourth-year student about to embark on her career.

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Linda Dao knows having your head in the clouds is rewarding

Linda Dao is one of 100 students accepted to study Space Medicine in Israel through the International Space University.

Canada’s New Noah title goes to McMaster grad

Laura King, master's of Science graduate, has been selected for a prestigious scholarship program by Wildlife Preservation Canada to study for six months about endangered species in the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.

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