Professor Matthew Woolhouse and student researchers in the Digital Music Lab have developed interactive technology that helps people with Parkinson’s Disease practice modified ballet dancing in the comfort of their own living rooms. This innovative project was recently profiled in the Globe and Mail.
English & Cultural Studies student Emese Sykes has been awarded the Canadian Studies Network’s best undergraduate essay prize for her essay “Finding Community in Black Canadian Literature.”
Professor Ibhawoh’s research documents African history and British imperial history in relation to global legal culture. His scholarship and community leadership promote a better understanding of human rights history, peacebuilding processes, and global citizenship.
This award will support Dr. Smith and his team to develop a 3D virtual city model of Hamilton that will enable citizens to participate in urban planning decisions. “The funding will help to train future leaders, while also expanding research that is vital to improving the quality of life of people,” says Smith.
Dr. Allen’s research focuses on comparative philosophy in a global framework. His most recent book is a critically acclaimed exploration of Chinese and Western philosophical traditions through the Asian martial arts.
Dr. Sagal’s research at McMaster involved the study of 18th-century women’s botanical writings, which enabled these early female botanists to play an important role in the development of scientific research and education.
In an interview with the McMaster Times, Ted Hewitt reflects on the importance of an education that engages a wide range of ideas, and in particular the “human perspective” that forms the basis of Humanities and Social Sciences research.
In the field of global health and development, policymakers as well as people working on the ground make ethical decisions everyday. Dr. Claudia Emerson uses applied ethics research to identify and address important ethical challenges.
PhD candidates Daniel Schmidtke and Bryor Snefjella in the Department of Linguistics and Languages analyzed over 3 million tweets from the popular social media platform Twitter. They compared word usage between Canadian and American Twitter users, and found some dramatic differences.
Dr. Michael Schutz, the director of McMaster’s MAPLE Lab, is leading a team of researchers trying to unlock the question of why music listeners have emotional responses to music.