McMaster leaders share their success stories

How do you define success?  That was the question put to University leaders at the launch of a new Forward with Integrity initiative developed by the School of the Arts and the Student Success Centre.

The IRIS Student Success Performance Cycle, part of a new year-long course offered by the department of Theatre and Film Studies, is exploring the theme of student success, what it means to McMaster students and what conditions need to exist for undergraduate students to realize success.

Throughout the year, students will conduct open workshops to collect ideas, stories and images for the September 2014 production of IRIS, a multimedia theatre production performed every September to welcome first-year students.
The project was developed by Catherine Graham, Associate Professor in the School of the Arts and Michele Corbeil, Coordinator, First Year Transition, Student Success Centre.

At the project launch, eight McMaster leaders were asked to bring an object that represents success to them and to share their stories with an audience of faculty, staff and students from across the University.

From ballet slippers to a basketball to a cherished hat, objects were shared that triggered a fascinating range of stories.