posted on Sept. 11: University offers assistance to campus community


[img_inline align=”right” src=””]Evening classes will proceed as usual tonight at McMaster.

The University's crisis management team has been monitoring developments in the terrorist attacks in the United States and working to ensure that the University is secure and that assistance is available for anyone in need.

“Such a tragic event can have enormous and sometime unexpected impact on people. We want to make sure that students, faculty and staff know that the University is safe and that there are places they can go for help and comfort,” said Karen Belaire, vice-president administration and crisis management team chair.

The Chaplaincy Centre has arranged for an interfaith service to be held on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Moulton Hall EMR. A second service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in Hedden Hall in the Ravine Room.

Other services are also available to the campus community. The Centre for Student Development and Student Health Service are open for counselling and the Divinity College chapel is also open today and tomorrow.

Binkley United Church at 1570 Main St. W. is holding a prayer service on Thursday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 905-529-0740.

As always the Employee Assistance Plan through Hurst Place is available for confidential counselling for University employees and their families. It can be reached at 1-888-521-8300 or 905-521-8300.

The after-hours crisis service numbers are 1-877-521-9303 or 905-521-9303.

Here is a list of Web sites and phone numbers that offer news and information:




Photo: Students watch news coverage of events in the Hamilton Hall lounge.