Doors Open McMaster begins Monday
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the fall edition of Doors Open McMaster, beginning Monday, Oct. 29.
Doors Open gives the campus community an up-close look at the many fascinating spaces on campus. All events are free of charge:
Monday, Oct. 29: Centre for Simulation Based Learning (CSBL)
The Centre for Simulation Based Learning (CSBL) is a vital component in the education and training of health care providers at McMaster. Located in McMaster’s Health Sciences Centre Room 1M1, the Centre houses a World Renowned Standardized Patient Program and exciting new capabilities in high fidelity patient simulation. Tours: 12, 12:30, 1 and 1:30 p.m. (Limited to 15 per tour)
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Alumni House
Seated on extensive private grounds immediately adjacent to the Cootes Paradise ravine, Alumni House is frequently visited by deer and other local wildlife. The Office of Alumni Advancement moved into the second floor of the building in June, 2003. Formerly known as the President's Residence, the facility was built in 1930 at an original estimated cost of $30,000, and remains an architectural gem. Tours: 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. (Limited to 10 per tour)
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Engineering Technology Building
The building is home to the first-year engineering program, as well as the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership. Teaching studios, tutorial rooms, study space, and classrooms support an enhanced first-year undergraduate experience. The Engineering Technology Building is designed to LEED gold environmental standards, and is located at the campus’ Main Street West entrance. Tours: 12, 12:30 p.m. (Limited to 20 per tour)
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Humanities Performance Lab
The Performance Lab is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose performance space located in T13. The tour will include a full demonstration of the lighting and sound capabilities of the facility. Tour: 1 p.m. (50 minutes, 80-person maximum)
Wednesday, Oct. 31: McMaster Innovation Park
McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) is the place where visions are realized and ideas are transformed into commercial opportunities. The MIP houses laboratory, office, teaching, training and conference facilities, in support of research and development in a number of key industrial areas: advanced manufacturing and materials, nanotechnology, bio-technology and more. Tour: 3:45 p.m. (30 minutes, 50-person maximum)
Thursday, Nov. 1: MAC in TIME (Convocation Hall, second floor)
As our 125th Anniversary year draws to a close, the McMaster community is invited to attend an Open House featuring historical displays, music, refreshments and a special gift for attendees. Numerous groups will have displays highlighting their involvement over the years as members of the McMaster community. Everyone is invited to join in this campus celebrations. Open House: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2: The William J. McCallion Planetarium
McMaster's planetarium was the first in Ontario to offer shows to the public. The original projector was purchased in 1949 from money raised through public subscription and donations from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. In 1992, the Ontario Science Centre (in cooperation with the London Children's Museum) donated a more modern and sophisticated Spitz A3P projector to the University. Four years ago, the newly-refurbished planetarium re-opened with a Digitarium Alpha 2 system - the first digital projector housed in the facility. Tours: 12, 12:30 p.m. (Limited to 35 per tour)
Register today, and don't miss out on Doors Open McMaster.