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.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 28888Student Walk Home Attendant Team (SWHAT)- 905-525-9140 extension 27500Women and Gender Equity NetworkSexual Assault Centre of Hamilton - 24 Hour Support Line- 905-525-4162The Chaplaincy Centre - Support- 905-525-9140 extension 24127Queen’s Park needs to support evidence-based decision makingThis 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/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"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"
Volunteer with CVA in April/May-June!Sign-ups now open 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 SeriesThis 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.