President's Advisory Committee on Community Relations


  • To evaluate and improve upon the role of McMaster University as a neighbourhood partner in the Hamilton community
  • To act as an open and visible means for continuing community liaison to maintain and improve relations between the University and its neighbouring community
  • To identify areas of common interest and concern between major University activities and the community, and to develop proposals for action to promote cooperation and mutual understanding.

Administrative Contact

Gord Arbeau Director, Public & Community Relations
905-525-9140, ext. 27305

Committee Members

Neighbourhood Representatives
  Doug Anderson Neighbour and Landlord
  Jeanne Bernard Neighbour
  Rob Payne Neighbour
  John Wigle (Co-Chair) President, Ainslie Wood/Westdale Community Association (AWWCA)
Westdale Business Improvement Association (WBIA) Representatives
  Vacancy to be filled Executive Director, WBIA
  Albert SnowLocal Business Owner
Student Representatives
  Don Courchesne President, Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS)
  Mary Koziol President, McMaster Students Union (MSU)
  Laura Stevens Director, Student Community Support Network (SCSN)
City of Hamilton Representatives
  Brian McHattie Ward 1 City Councillor
  Sgt. Sabrina Feser Westdale Crime Manager, Hamilton Police Services
University Representatives
  Daniel Goldreich McMaster University Faculty Association (MUFA)
  Jennifer Kleven Manager, Off-Campus Resource Centre (OCRC)
  Terry Sullivan Director, Security and Parking Services
  Mary Williams (Co-Chair) Vice-President, University Advancement