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    Panelists: Huda Hassan, Sam Tecle and Carl James
    Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
    Location: Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL) Room 1102
    The University is viewed as a place that is attentive to issues of equity. What are the realities of inclusion and exclusion for Indigenous and racialized people? This panel will explore these complexities from the forthcoming book, The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities.
    The Equity Myth study is the "first comprehensive, data-based study of racialized and Indigenous faculty members' experiences in Canadian universities" and "challenges the myth of equity in higher education”. Drawing on a rich body of survey data, interviews, and analysis of universities stated policies, leading scholars scrutinize what universities have done and question the effectiveness of their employment equity programs. They also make important recommendations as to how universities can address racialization and fulfill the promise of equity in the academy.
    Hosted by African Caribbean Faculty Association at McMaster (ACFAM).
  • Research Presentation: The Costs of Adaptation
    Human beings are among the most resilient species capable of withstanding an enormous range and variety of environmental demands. The eminent biologist, Rene Dubos suggested that our species pays a price for its facile coping strategies. In this seminar, Dr. Evans presents a model of psychological consequences of coping with stressors.
    When: Thursday, March 23, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    Where: McMaster Innovation Park, Conference Room 1CD (Offord Centre Seminar Series)
    Public Lecture: The Environment of Child Poverty
    Poverty is bad for children, but why? In this talk, Dr. Evans suggests that one of the main reasons for the harmful impacts of poverty on children is because of cumulative risk exposure.
    When: Thursday, March 23, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Where: Dave Braley Health Sciences Centre, 100 Main St. West, Auditorium. A reception with light refreshments will precede his talk.
  • Film Screening: Ninth Floor
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 7 PM - McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Room 1A6
    Over four decades after the infamous Sir George Williams Riot, Ninth Floor reopens the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. For more info:
    or visit or call 905-525-9140 ext. 27289
    Sponsors: African Caribbean Faculty Association, President's Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC), OPIRG McMaster
  • All Things

    Every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:45 pm, students are welcome to join us in MUSC for a dinner and discussion post a speaker presentation with Chaplain Seth. The group of students also coordinate intramural groups, hikes, and social gatherings off and on campus. New students welcome!
    Join our group on March 18th as we head to Six Nations Reserve in Caledonia for an educational day. Students can still sign up, cost is $20 lunch and transportation is included. Contact Check out the group on FB "All Things CRC- Campus Ministry"
  • Need to talk?

    Our Chaplains, Andy Crowell and Seth Adema are available to talk to students during this stressful time. This is a non-judgemental, confidential and supportive service where students are welcome to connect directly via email or by dropping in at The Chaplaincy Centre MUSC 231. Talking is good it clears our minds and lifts our spirit --so let's talk.
    Andy can be reached at and Seth at

What is Chaplaincy?

Chaplaincy is about caring for you as a"whole person" -mind, body and spirit. Whether you are part of a religious community or not, we all deserve and desire to be treated as whole human beings. Chaplaincy is about caring for one another in this way. We call it "spiritual care".


Are you looking to share your thoughts with someone who will not judge you, will keep everything confidential, and can provide you with some advice if you want it? Our chaplains are here to meet with you!

Did you know?

The Chaplaincy Centre is a drop in centre located in the McMaster University Student Centre 231. All are welcome to come and help themselves to a warm beverage and a cookie.

Soup's On with Andy

Building community! Meeting other students on campus can sometimes be difficult especially if you are in a class of 250+ students. One of the great things about university is getting the chance to meet others and to share great experiences with them. This free Soup Lunch for students makes it all happen --you get to meet others in a relaxing environment, share with them or enjoy the company of others, and eat a healthy lunch. Come out and join Andy every Wednesday in January in MUSC 206/207 at 12:30 pm.

This weekly event has been made possible through community members who want students to have a healthy and great experience --volunteers Carol P. and Carolyn K., the Real Food Market in Westdale Village who prepares the soup, and a fantastic group of donors faculty, alumni, staff, and community members.