Snow on campus nothing new for McMaster


The more things change, the more things stay the same – at least when it comes to winters on campus.

The photo below, posted to the University’s Instagram account Thursday, shows a staff member clearing snow near Hamilton Hall sometime in the 1930s.

The scene may be a familiar one given yesterday’s dumping of snow, but it’s from a very different era: Canada had only just gained parliamentary independence from the U.K.,  the Great Depression was still on and the Second World War was only a few years away.

McMaster had just made the move from Toronto to Hamilton, with the support of local citizens. Their fundraising efforts were recognized in the naming of Hamilton Hall.

Slide your cursor from left to right to see how the landscape around Hamilton Hall has changed.

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