McMaster Archive

September 8, 2023

First-day jitters and joy: Meet 5 people starting a new chapter this year

From new roles to new responsibilities, here’s how students new and old, a newly minted prof and a new staff member are tackling the challenges that lie ahead of them.

September 7, 2023

McMaster scientists and local artists team up for innovative exhibition

The Art of Creation Project exhibition, exploring the biology behind the importance of a healthy start to life, opens Sept. 14 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

September 7, 2023

12 resources to help students succeed at McMaster

At McMaster, there are supports in place to help students with their physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.

September 6, 2023

5 tips to support your mental health as you head back to school

Catharine Munn, Advisor to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Special Projects (Mental Health) shares five tips to help support your mental health.

September 5, 2023

10 Bay, McMaster’s newest residence, welcomes its first residents

Located in downtown Hamilton, the residence will add 644 housing spaces for McMaster community members

September 5, 2023

University Library launches year-long programming focused on gender and justice

In collaboration with campus and community partners, Transformative Stories: Year of Gender and Justice will run throughout the 2023-2024 academic year.

September 5, 2023

New members welcome at 2023-24 ensemble auditions

Signups for the University Choir, McMaster Symphony Orchestra, McMaster Concert Band and McMaster Percussion Ensemble are now open. 

September 5, 2023

Welcome to a new school year: A message from the President

"I want to thank all students, faculty and staff for making McMaster such an exceptional and welcoming place to learn and work," writes President Farrar. "No matter what your role is at the university, each of you plays an important part in our campus community."

September 1, 2023

New MacTransit shuttle routes make it fast and easy to cross campus

Please let the university know what you think about the shuttle service from West Campus, which has added more buses and new stops at MUSC and ABB.

September 1, 2023

In photos: Highlights from Welcome Week 2023

Thousands of students. Hundreds of reps. Dozens of cheers. Countless memories.

September 1, 2023

McMaster SafetyApp provides staff, faculty and students safety alerts

Students, faculty and staff are asked to download the free McMaster SafetyApp for safety alerts, such as campus closures and emergency instructions.

August 30, 2023

Indigenous Studies course takes students on 10-day paddling journey down the Grand River

The Two Row Paddle is at the heart of the new, land-based course that will combine what students learn in the classroom with real community experiences.

August 30, 2023

10 secrets for a great first year 

Pro tip from someone who’s been there: Pace yourself and don’t spread yourself too thin. Also, office hours are everything. 

August 30, 2023

McMaster student volunteers welcome international students at the airport

Soraya Rosli — an international student herself — is one of 65 volunteers who help first-years the moment they get to Canada.

August 29, 2023

McMaster welcomes three new Banting postdocs

Three McMaster postdoctoral researchers have received the 2023 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, one of Canada’s most prestigious postdoctoral awards.

August 29, 2023

McMaster celebrates seven new Vanier Scholars

The Vanier Scholarship is one of Canada’s most prestigious graduate awards and is aimed at attracting and retaining world-class doctoral students.

August 29, 2023

McMaster announces new AVP Academic Planning and Finance and new acting Registrar 

Melissa Pool is McMaster's new Associate Vice-President of Finance and Academic Planning. Sarah Robinson has been appointed acting Registrar. A selection committee will be formed in the fall to hire a new registrar.

August 25, 2023

Thousands gather to celebrate McMaster’s faculty and staff

The annual employee picnic is a way for the university to say thank you to staff and faculty for their hard work.

August 25, 2023

Summer program inspires Black high school students to pursue a future in STEM

Mac-ISTEP, a hands-on immersive enrichment and leadership program, is designed to foster a greater sense of belonging and inclusion in STEM for Black youth.

August 25, 2023

Five free on-campus activities for students

Start the new academic year with these five free activities here on campus and make the most out of your McMaster experience.