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News & Events

Water main breaks affecting Stearn Drive

January 10, 2017

Water main breaks affecting Stearn Drive and water use in some campus buildings

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Protect yourself from the flu

January 6, 2017

Review the "Flu Facts"

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Help reduce energy consumption over holidays

December 21, 2016

Your actions help to reduce energy consumption over holidays

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Prevent a slip and fall this winter season.

November 25, 2016

Read more on actions you can take to prevent a slip and fall this winter season

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2016 Holiday Open Houses

Nov 1, 2016

McMaster University invites all McMaster faculty and staff to attend the annual Holiday Open House events on Monday December 5 (OJN) or Wednesday December 7 (CIBC Hall). Please bring a donation for Hamilton Food Share.

See event flyer


Take Our Kids to Work Day: November 2, 2016

Oct 4, 2016

McMaster's Take Our Kids To Work Day Committee invites McMaster faculty, staff, and their Grade 9 student guests to the annual Take Our Kids To Work Day event.

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2016 McMaster Financial Forum: November 21, 2016

Oct 4, 2016

Discover the Possibilities

Join us for this year's financial forum to gain insights on key university initiatives, Mosaic tips and tricks and updates on the Budget Model and the budget process.

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Annual Testing of Emergency Notification System

Sept 1, 2016

McMaster will test its emergency notification systems September 6 just after noon.

Alarms may be audible to local residents and businesses, however no action is required and campus activity should proceed as normal.

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Annual Summer Ice Cream Socials

June 6,2016

All Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the Annual Summer Ice Cream Socials. Two events will be held this year.

  • On Tuesday August 23, 2016, please join us in the lobby of the David Braley Health Sciences Centre.
  • On Wednesday August 24, 2016, please join us on the main campus in front of the Burke Sciences Building.

  • Come join your colleagues for a little sunshine and some iced treats.


    Time to update your MAC ID password

    April 18,2016

    Beginning this spring McMaster will take steps to improve the security of MAC ID passwords. Specifically, faculty and staff who have a password which is more than a year old will be required to change their password. Henceforth, MAC ID passwords will expire automatically annually. Passwords which are more than a year old will begin expiring in June. The backlog of expiries will be randomly spread through June and July to ease the transition. read more


    Employee Appreciation Week at the Campus Store

    April 18,2016

    Stop by the Campus Store April 18th to 23rd for McMaster Employee Appreciation Week. All McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences employees receive a 20% discount in store, with presentation of their staff ID. See link for restrictions. read more


    Flags at half-mast for Linda Anne Timmins

    April 15,2016

    Flags are at half mast today for Linda Timmins, a long time employee in Financial Affairs. A funeral service will be held on Saturday. read more


    Student Accounts and Cashiering adjusting service hours


    Beginning on April 4, the Student Accounts and Cashiering office located in Gilmour Hall 209 will have revised office hours for both students and departments seeking assistance. read more


    Parking Transponders to be Exchanged

    March 10, 2016

    In order to improve service and to ensure you don't have these problems going forward, all parking permit holders with existing 3M transponder will soon receive a new transponder; there is no charge to the parking permit holder for this exchange. read more


    University and SEIU reach tentative agreement

    January 28,2016

    McMaster and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2 have reached a tentative agreement. The SEIU represents 169 hospitality employees at McMaster. read more


    McMaster's IT Services Review Website

    January 21, 2016

    McMaster's IT Services Review Committee launches a webpage to communicate with the Campus Community. read more


    Campus Plan Update Workshops

    January 7,2016

    Please join us at one of three Workshop Sessions on January 14, 2016 read more


    Reminder to Walk Safely in Slippery Conditions

    January 5, 2016

    It's important to have a plan and to be prepared for the outdoor conditions in order to prevent slips and falls. read more


    McMaster appoints new Director of Security and Parking Services

    December 18, 2015

    Hamilton's police chief Glenn De Caire is McMaster's next Director of Security and Parking. read more


    McMaster appoints new Chief Human Resources Officer

    December 17, 2015

    Wanda McKenna has been appointed Assistant Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer. read more


    Campus Plan visioning stations

    December 2,2015

    In order to gain insight and feedback from the community, campus and off-campus visioning stations are being held. These stations will address key themes: off-campus buildings and sites; west campus; campus entrance and identity; Main Street revitalization; access and circulation (including the B-Line LRT); new buildings; pedestrians and cyclists; and campus landscaping. read more


    McMaster named a Top Employer in the Hamilton-Niagara region

    November 20, 2015

    "This is a wonderful honour and a great acknowledgment of the strength of the McMaster community," says president Patrick Deane. "Our people are truly our greatest asset – they are the reason for the University's success." read more


    Construction along College Crescent

    November 27,2015

    Construction of the Hatch Centre, adjacent to the John Hodgins Engineering Building, will impact pedestrian and vehicular traffic on College Crescent. The existing crosswalks on College Crescent will be removed and temporary crosswalks will be placed for pedestrian safety. read more


    McMaster Opts out of Access Copyright license

    November 13,2015

    The University will continue its commitment to copyright compliance, which is an ongoing legal duty and an integral component of academic integrity. Over the coming weeks, more information will be released around newly developed internal resources which will become available to assist staff and faculty with clearing necessary copyright permissions. read more


    Campus Store sales support Athletics and Recreation

    November 13, 2015

    Part of the Campus Store mission is enhance and build connections between McMaster and the Community, enhancing school spirit and building relationships with partners on campus are two ways that the Campus Store contributes to strengthening this commitment. read more


    Holiday Open Houses

    November 3, 2015|

    Monday, December 7, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at David Braley Health Sciences Centre Room 2032


    Wednesday, December 9, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m., at CIBC Hall, MUSC 3rd Floors

    Please bring a donation for Hamilton Food Share. Every dollar you donate provides $5 worth of food.
    Non-perishable food items are also accepted.



    McMaster Remembrance Day Services

    November 3, 2015| Daily News

    McMaster's annual Remembrance Day service will be held Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m.

    The ceremony will take place in Convocation Hall (University Hall Room 213).

    The service is open to all members of the McMaster community.

    McMaster Children's Party will take place Nov. 28