March 15, 2004

McMaster University's new online Experts Guide launched

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Looking for a professor to comment on Mars, stars, and galaxies afar? Working on a story about provincial politics? Have a question about cardiology? Check out McMaster's new online Experts Guide.

Hamilton, ON - McMaster University's Office of Public and Government Relations is pleased to announce the launch of a new online Experts Guide.

The electronic Experts Guide allows journalists and others to search for faculty members who can give expert commentary on a variety of topics - everything from politics and poverty to earthquakes and cardiology. Searches can be performed by keyword, department and expert name.

As well, the guide allows McMaster faculty to easily enter or edit their profile and become part of this new service.

The Experts Guide is available at

In addition, journalists are welcome to contact the Office of Public and Government Relations for assistance. For enquiries pertaining to the University or experts in the Faculties of Engineering, Humanities, Science, Social Sciences or Business please contact Shelly Easton at 905-525-9140 ext. 27988 or For enquiries in the Faculty of Health Sciences, please contact Veronica McGuire at 905-525-9140 ext. 22169 or

The new Experts Guide complements other online services offered by the Office of Public and Government Relations, including a news releases and media advisories database, the Fast Facts Web site, and the Daily News, an award-winning online newspaper (

McMaster University, one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities, has world-renowned faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities. McMaster's culture of innovation fosters a commitment to discovery and learning in teaching, research and scholarship. Based in Hamilton, the University has a student population of more than 20,000 and more than 112,000 alumni in 128 countries around the world.