Latest News

  • Encouragement for Exams

    Sleep, Eat nutritious food and take breaks!
    And remember that "this too will pass." Good luck on your exams! We are still open and everyone is welcomed to drop in. However, our programs at the Chaplaincy Centre will resume in September 2016. We wish everyone a safe and happy summer.
  • Report from the Anti Violence Network

    Incidents during Light Up the Night
    Investigations are continuing after McMaster Security received several complaints of gender-based violence during the recent Light Up the Night event. Security received a complaint of a sexual assault in a washroom located in the Burke Science Building. Four other complaints were received about unwanted, non-consensual touching during the evening event. The University notified Hamilton Police and we are working together to investigate these matters. Confidential support is available to the campus community through the Sexual Violence Protocol. Please contact Meaghan Ross, Sexual Violence Response Co-ordinator at extension 20909 or 27581. The community is reminded of support services available from the University, McMaster Students Union and other resources in Hamilton:
    McMaster Peer Support Line
    - 905-525-9140 extension 28888
    Student Walk Home Attendant Team (SWHAT)
    - 905-525-9140 extension 27500
    Women and Gender Equity Network
    Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton - 24 Hour Support Line
    - 905-525-4162
    The Chaplaincy Centre - Support
    - 905-525-9140 extension 24127
  • Issue under focus: Social Assistance

    The Spectator’s View: Province must back social assistance bill
    Queen’s Park needs to support evidence-based decision making
    This is a great article by Howard Elliot that brings forward many great points. http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/6495417-the-spectator-s-view-province-must-back-social-assistance-bill/
  • Saying farewell to Ecumenical Chaplain Carol Wood

    The McMaster Campus Ministries Council (MCMC), President’s Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC), McMaster Community Poverty Initiative (MCPI), and Anti-Violence Network (AVN) invite you to join us as we honour the Reverend Carol Wood, Ecumenical Chaplain, on the occasion of her retirement.
    Since 1996, Carol has enriched the lives of countless members of the McMaster community. She has served as a member of PACBIC and the McMaster Research Ethics Board, and as Co-Chair of MCPI. She has also dedicated her time and passion to spearheading initiatives such as the AVN, the Daughters of Abraham dialogue group, and the McMaster Discovery Program, as well as programming for International students.
    Carol has consistently promoted social justice, worked toward genuine inclusivity, and helped countless students faced with financial, emotional and/or spiritual distress. Her contributions are both far-reaching and deep.
    You are invited to drop by the Council Chambers (GH-111) on Friday 22 April between 3-6 pm to say farewell to Carol and to celebrate all that she has done for the McMaster and Hamilton communities. Please RSVP to the Eventbrite link by Monday April 18th:
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rev-carol-woods-farewell-and-retirement-party-tickets-21322307596
  • Updates on Exam Drop In

    Once again we had a great turn out of students at our Exam Drop In last night! We especially loved their feedback! We love to contribute to students social health and well being during a stressful and busy time. So what did the students say when they were asked, "Why do you like Exam Drop In?"
    "This makes me feel supported!"
    "Motivates me and makes me happy!"
    "Keeps me fueled, thanks"
    "Helps me stay awake, thank you!" and "An oasis of peace for my troubled mind and body"
    Mac students --you are all great! It sounds sappy but we really do care about all of you.
  • CRC All Things

    The Christian Reformed Group 'ALL THINGS' voted in their new student leaders for the 2016-2018 year! These new individuals will be joining a dynamite team of students that build a strong community. All the best to our graduating leaders of 2016! To the left is a group picture of all the students that attended the end of the year banquet. Thank you Dr. Fallon for another great year!
  • Volunteer with CVA in April/May-June!

    Get out of the bubble and volunteer to help out in the Hamilton community! This is a chance to volunteer with a group of Mac students – choose from the following:
    LAF (Learning and Fun) afterschool program – choose 1 day of the week from Mondays – Fridays (3:00pm-5:30pm).Tutor and mentor at-risk kids from Grades 1-8 in small groups and one-on-one using creative and fun tools to assist with financial literacy activities, homework completion, and social skills.
    Pathways to Education – Tuesdays (4:30-7:35pm) Tutor high school students through homework assignments, studying, social engagement and conversation.
    Dr. Davey Breakfast Program – Tuesday or Thursdays (7:45-9:45am) – Be a role model for children, serving and cleaning up breakfast and snack programYou can choose to begin during the 1st week of April or the 1st week of May.
  • Distinguished Speaker Series

    This event is open to all! Join a weekend of exploration, learning, and understanding of Buddhism. A major world religion having more than 400 million adherents globally, Buddhism continues to grow in numbers throughout North America. The Venerable Lama Losang Samten, our Distinguished Speaker for 2016, will visit Westdale United Church on May 27 - 29, to share his knowledge and spiritual practice.
    Westdale United Church | 99 North Oval | Hamilton, Ontario | L8S 3Z2 | 905-528-4215 westdaleunitedchurch@bellnet.ca www.westdaleunited.ca

About Us

The chaplaincy is a place for non-judgmental conversation, discernment and connection with others. We respond to the needs of the whole person and help students in the following areas: academic, faith/spirituality, relational, and with crisis situations.

Confidentiality

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! They are not university officials and they are always willing to listen and lend a hand.