Campus banners showcase some of McMaster's best and brightest in aging research
Published: September 1, 2017
Infectious disease. Optimal aging. Climate change. Biomedical engineering.
Some of McMaster’s top researchers in a wide variety of fields, including areas related to research in aging, are being showcased on banners across campus as part of the roll-out of McMaster’s new #BrighterWorld brand introduction.
The banners include photos and short descriptions of the researchers and their work, and have been installed on lightposts all around the university.
“Our goal at McMaster is to create a brighter world - to improve the health and well-being of all people while contributing to our global knowledge base and advancing the societies and the world in which we live,” says University President Patrick Deane. “We believe that bringing together the best and brightest minds is the spark that makes a brighter world possible.”
The banners include researchers working on everything from boosting our immune systems and building better batteries to figuring out how to live longer, healthier lives and understanding the cognitive neuroscience of language.
“These represent but a few of our amazing researchers who are working to solve some of the world’s toughest problems,” says Rob Baker, vice-president of Research. “These banners are a great reminder of that talent that resides at McMaster and I hope they inspire the campus community and visitors to learn more about the world-class research being done right here in Hamilton.”
The banners feature multiple members of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA), including Dawn Bowdish, Gregory Steinberg, Brenda Vrkljan from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Kathryn Grandfield from the Faculty of Engineering and Jim Dunn from the Faculty of Social Sciences, as well MIRA's own scientific director, Parminder Raina.
Also included are prominent McMaster alumni, such as Canada’s first female astronaut Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first black Member of Parliament and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Lincoln Alexander and War Child Canada founder Samantha Nutt.
Two Nobel Prize winners are also among the group: economist and grad Myron Scholes and physicist and professor emeritus Bertram Brockhouse, as is University founder Senator William McMaster.
Brenda Vrkljan: associate professor of rehabilitation science and executive member of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging
Sources: McMaster Daily News; Faculty of Health Sciences