posted on Sept. 13: Spirit of togetherness will heal wound: President George


About 40 people attended an inter-faith service at Moulton Hall this afternoon to commemorate the victims of yesterday's terrorist attacks in the United States.

“We do not know how we will recover from this horrible moment in human history, but we know that we must,” McMaster President Peter George told the gathering.

“We will need to gather all our resources, give all our help, offer all our prayers, to begin to heal from this awful wound. We need one another at all the times of our lives, but never more than when our very hope is threatened.”

There will be another inter-faith service held this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in Hedden Hall in the Ravine Room.

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.

McMaster students and employees who want to donate blood can book appointments through Canadian Blood Services.

Canadian Blood Services has extended the hours of its permanent blood donor clinic this week.

The clinic, located at 400 King St. E. in Hamilton, will be open:

  • Wednesday (today), Sept. 12 – 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 13 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 14 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donors are asked to book appointments by calling 905-645-6555 or 1-888-871-7201. Go to Hamilton blood donor clinics for a listing of upcoming clinics.

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.

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:


  • Canadian Blood Services: 1-888-236-6283