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  • Welcome Week almost here

    More than 5,000 first-year students will arrive on campus this weekend. Many University staff, volunteers, reps and members of the McMaster Students Union (MSU) have worked hard to plan events that appeal to a wide range of interests. Check out what's happening during Welcome Week. Students who still require a MacPass can obtain one on campus from Saturday to Monday.
    Download this year’s Welcome Week schedule (PDF).

  • Community members invited to meet Common Reading Program author

    Members of the McMaster University and local communities are invited to meet award-winning Ojibway author, Richard Wagamese, on campus Sept. 2 and 3. Wagamese will join PhD candidate Kaitlin Debicki for a discussion of Medicine Walk on Sept. 2 and Indian Horse, this year's Common Reading Program selection, on Sept. 3. Students registered in the Common Reading Program are invited to bring their copy of the book to be signed.
    For more details, download the In Conversation with Richard Wagamese poster (PDF).

  • Online deadline for MacPass now passed

    The deadline to confirm your MacPass online has passed. Students who have not confirmed their MacPass for Welcome Week activities can still so on campus Saturday, Aug. 30, Sunday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 1.

    The MacPass is your all-access wristband to Welcome Week events. The MacPass is available to all full-time first-year students and provides you with the opportunity to enjoy the Welcome Week orientation experience! The 2014 Orientation Welcome Week MacPass includes:

    • wristband for access to all events
    • a one-of-a-kind faculty T-shirt
    • a residence/off campus T-shirt
    • water bottle
    • reusable bag
    • umbrella
  • Welcome Day sessions on video

    Incoming first-year students who were unable to attend Welcome Day, can watch these sessions and get mentally prepared for the school year.
    Taking Effective Study Notes
    From High School Student to Scholar
    Reboot Your Workflow
    Finance Matters

  • Register for the Common Reading Program

    Register for the Common Reading Program and get your free copy of Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese on Welcome Day or during Welcome Week.

    Be part of a shared reading experience and live discussion with other first-year students, peers and staff and don’t miss the opportunity to meet the author and have your copy of the book autographed on Sept. 3.

  • MacServe volunteer and science grad working at the hospital that saved his life

    Ben Diplock says he doesn't need to be a scientist to know that exercise helped him recover from the post-operative effects of a brain tumour. But now that he is one, he’s working to prove it – and he’s doing it at the same hospital where his life was once saved. Diplock, a psychology, neuroscience and behaviour graduand who will receive his degree Thursday, is spending the summer working with Donald Mabbott at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.

    CBCnews Video: Ben Diplock goes from patient to researcher at Sick Kids