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McMaster Welcome

The Dean of Students, Sean Van Koughnett, invites you to join McMaster Welcome, a not-to-be-missed tradition, taking place on Monday, August 26 in Sport Hall. To give you an official and heartfelt welcome, you will meet the University President and travel through the world’s longest rep tunnel! Experience what it means to be a Marauder.

McMaster Student Success Centre (SSC) aims to be inclusive in our design and delivery. If you require accommodations that you feel would allow you to participate more fully in the above events, please email sscevent@mcmaster.ca.

Monday, August 26, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Bates, Brandon, Les Prince, Peter George, Woodstock

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Off-Campus Students, Edwards, Hedden, Mary Keyes, Matthews, McKay, Moulton, Wallingford, Whidden

Sport Hall in David Braley Athletic Centre (DBAC). You will be brought to the carnival by Welcome Week reps, based on your allotted time.

McMaster Welcome image with students and the cellists

About the Event

Dr. David H. Farrar

Acting President, McMaster University

Dr. David H. Farrar is McMaster’s Acting President and Vice-Chancellor and a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He holds five patents and has authored or co-authored more than 80 technical papers.

Sean Van Koughnett

Dean of Students and AVP Students and Learning

Sean Van Koughnett is the Associate Vice-President and Dean of Students, in addition to being the Director of the Wilson Leadership Scholar Award. During his university days, he was an academic all-Canadian, Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, and a member of Canada’s national basketball team.

Dr. Arig al Shaibah

Associate Vice President, Equity and Inclusion

In addition to being McMaster’s Associate Vice President, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Arig al Shaibah has amassed insights into individual, interactional, ideological and institutional barriers to and enablers of organizational equity, diversity and inclusion change efforts.

Josh Marando

MSU President

A recent graduate from the Arts & Science program with a combined honours in biochemistry, Josh Marando is the president of the McMaster Students Union. He loves his dog, musicals and coffee.

Cello duo, versaCello

Maximilian Aoki, a fourth-year engineering student, and Theodor Aoki, a third-year engineering student, formed the musical group versaCello in 2014. Together, they arrange and perform popular music on two cellos. The group won the 2015 JUNOs Turn It On: Sound Off competition and performed at Supercrawl 2015.

Don’t forget about the Student Services Carnival!

As part of your official McMaster Welcome, we will also be hosting a Student Services Carnival on Burke Science Building (BSB) Field.

Student services carnival graphic. There is a circus tent with a McMaster arch in it.