Welcome to MAPS - We help you successfully navigate your part-time student experience

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A word from the President

(to see all Jackie's messages, click on the above link)

Jackie's March 18th email to members highlighting our activities in 2014 is available here, or scan this:


    New at MAPS

    MAPS takes transparency to the next level

    Just before Reading Week, MAPS got a little facelift.

    The MAPS offices and student lounge, located on the 2nd floor of the MUSC, were designed to help members focus on the work and not be distracted by what was happening outside our doors. Sturdy wooden doors with porthole window and frosted glass from end-to-end acheived that goal... at the cost of another...nobody knew what was behind those wooden doors.

    The imposing wooden 'drawbridge' was taken down for good with the installation of two full length tempered glass doors. The doors provide passers-by with a full view of our reception and student workstations, while still providing some privacy for members using the sofas or chairs.

    In addition to the new doors, the Association is producing a new sign that will wrap around the pole outside our entrance indicating who we are and were the most sought after services are located on the 2nd floor. Our full colour logo will be frosted onto the doors, to assist low visioned persons navigating the entrance. The new signs should be up in the next two weeks.

Just the facts...

How did we do? Check out what 2014 looked like at MAPS:

2014 Annual Report

2014 Audited Financial Statements

Monitoring Committee Report for 2014

Semi-Annual Update on the Operating Plan

MAPS is your Campus Store Pick up location

You can now select the MAPS Office as a Pick Up location for purchases made at the Campus Store.

This allows you to pick up any purchases you've made without having to go to the Campus Store. Just select MAPS as your Pick Up location, and follow the instructions.


MAPS 2014-2015 Handbook

The completely re-vamped MAPS Handbook for 2014-2015 is available online or in hard copy at our offices. "... an invaluable reference guide for university and student services, as well as important phone numbers and key dates throughout the school year." - Handbook Editor

2014 MAPS Course Access Report

This report identifies a number of issues that part-time students experience when trying to register for course at McMaster.

How are we doing?

If you want to let us know about the quality of service you received from our office, please go here and complete a brief survey.

The Link

The March edition of The Link will be available soon. February's edition of The Link is available online now!

    MAPS Bursary Spring/Summer Term

    Did you know that...

    MAPS has contributed over $1 million towards bursaries just for part-time undergraduates and CCE students?

    Each year, the bursary provides around $60,000 in grants to our members?

    You can get an application from our office or download one here

    The application deadline is April 17th for the Spring/Summer Term?


    2015 Board Directors Elected

    At the close of nominations on March 5, 2015, MAPS had six candidates eligible for election and six vacancies on the Board. The offical notice of election is here.

    Congratulations to :

    Jackie Arlen

    Kristin Belovari

    Karen Richmond and

    Jim Watson

    who were all elected to two year terms and to

    Andy Griggs and

    Susan Marsh-Rollo

    who were each elected to one year terms.

Expanded Office and Lounge Hours

In response to members, MAPS has extended the office and lounge hours to include Friday afternoons. Our new hours are:

Mon - Thurs: 9:30am - 7:30pm

Friday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Be a part of MAPS!

There are many ways to be involved with MAPS and plenty of good reasons to find time to get involved. Here are a few of them:

MAPS Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Programs links up MAPS members to provide support, guidance and advice from other MAPS members who know how the campus works.

Want to work at MAPS? - click here for info!

MAPS hires 6-10 people each year to be information assistants and coordinators. We are particularly interested in talking to anyone with multi-media production experience.

Want to be a MAPS volunteer?

We now have a one-page questionnaire you can fill out to make that happen fast! We have opportunities for members to serve on committees and we also recommend students to sit on some university committees. The form is here.

Join us on LinkedIn!

MAPS now has two pages on LinkedIn.

The first is our company page, located at http://ca.linkedin.com/company/mcmaster-association-of-part-time-students .

The second is a group page called McMaster Part-time Undergraduate Experience (which can be looked up once you log into LinkedIn). We are using the group page to provide information to current, past, and prospective part-time students about McMaster, MAPS and post-secondary part-time education.

The group page has already had a lot of interest and we are working to keep posting regular current and informative information.

Please feel to contact us if there are any issues you'd like us to showcase on LinkedIn.

9/15 councillors elected to City Council support helping part-time students with transit fares!

Media Releases

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Older notices

Notices that are not listed below have been moved to our notice archive page

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