Projects funded through McMaster President Patrick Deane's Forward With Integrity (FWI) initiative that relate to Cootes Paradise. Good to see things happening in this area, hopefully more in the future.
Title: Mapping Paradise: an Environmentally Responsible Art Initiative Applicant: Judy Major-Girardin Faculty/Area: School of the Arts Summary: The project supports student creativity in collaboration with the Cootes to Escarpment Park System Initiative. Students will be exposed to leaders from the Arts, Engineering, History and from within the community (RBG). Students will be preparing a map that is linked to a focus on environmentally responsible art practices which will be displayed during an exhibition and public reception in February. The funding will support an undergraduate assistant and the workshop/reception.
Title: McMaster Conservation Corridor Teaching and Research Facility Applicants: Susan Dudley, Chad Harvey Faculty/Area: Science Summary: The Conservation Corridor is a plot of land owned by McMaster at the corner of Wilson St. E. and Lower Lions Club Rd. The applicants propose to use the land as a site for teaching, research and ecologically sensitive recreation. The project will create a spatial grid of the site, and create paths and signage; students will be involved in the implementation of the project plans.