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  • What's Soul Got To Do With It? Panel Event

    Wednesday January 25, 5:30-7:30pm in MDCL 3024
    Hear stories of others and Reflect on your own path Join us to hear panelists from a diversity of faith and spiritual perspectives share their personal journey and how spirituality plays out in their lives. A chance to hear others' stories, ask questions, and sculpt your own approach to Spirituality/Religion.
    Panelists include… Dr. Parmjit Singh, Assistant Clinical Professor with Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, Clinical Training in Mind-Body Medicine from Harvard Medical School
    Andy Crowell, McMaster’s Ecumenical Chaplain, Westdale United Church Minister
    Dhuha Al-Sajee, MD, Ph.D.(c), Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
    Marybeth Leis Druery, Artist, Spiritual Companion, Community Life Facilitator with Student Open Circles
  • "Re-energize with a Light hike - A meaningful break with Seth" - All Welcome!

    We will meet up at MUSC 231 for 12 pm and discuss when we want to return (its all flexible). Don't forget to bring warm clothing and comfortable shoes. This is an opportunity to relax in nature, share how you are doing, or just enjoy the company.
  • 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!
    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

About Us

The Chaplaincy Centre is a place where we aspire to care about you as a "whole person", and to partner with other services on campus to help students, faculty and staff with academic, relational, spiritual and practical concerns. The personal support we seek to offer also can lead to a wide variety of programs ranging from prayer to social justice, social connections, self-care of mind, body and spirit, peace-making to awareness-raising.


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!

"Our core values are inclusive. Our approach is non-judgemental. Our inspiration is YOU!"

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.