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January 14, 2021

Siren testing: Thursday, January 14 at 10:20 a.m.

The siren alert and the Alertus Notification system will be tested on Thursday, January 14, at approximately 10:20 a.m. Those who have the McMaster Safety . . .

January 13, 2021

Microsoft 365 maintenance alert: Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

Please note, changes will soon be made to Microsoft365 to improve security. This change is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. People . . .

January 11, 2021

Policy update list for the 2020 calendar year now available

A complete list of policies, procedures and guidelines that were revised or newly established during the 2020 calendar year is now available on the  University . . .

January 5, 2021

Call for Nominations: Honorary Degrees

Members of the McMaster community are invited to nominate candidates for honorary degrees. Honorary Graduands will address the graduating class of 2021 during the fall . . .

January 5, 2021

Widespread internet outages affecting Ontario

Please note: Widespread internet outages affecting Cogeco, Bell, Rogers and other service providers in Ontario are currently affecting connectivity for some students, staff and instructors.

December 17, 2020

HR Review implementation update: Steady progress continues

A detailed review of McMaster’s Human Resources functions highlighted opportunities for improvement in the areas of payroll, recruitment, structure, and processes. Significant progress has been . . .

December 16, 2020

Dean and VP (Health Sciences) Selection Committee

The first term of the current Dean and Vice-President (Health Sciences), Paul O’Byrne, comes to an end on June 30, 2021. A Selection Committee has . . .

December 14, 2020

University Technology Services coverage for December 24, 2020 – January 4, 2021

During the holiday season, University Technology Services (UTS) will monitor the following critical systems: ·       Email & Messaging Services ·       Data Centers ·       Data Network . . .

December 10, 2020

UTS: weekend monthly maintenance schedule for January to December 2021

University Technology Services (UTS) has established standardized maintenance windows for repairs, installations, upgrades, testing, patches, and other processes and procedures, which may cause limited or . . .

December 8, 2020

Finance’s own Karen McGlynn honoured with inaugural provincial award

McMaster’s Karen McGlynn, senior manager, Accounting and Financial Reporting is the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Ontario Finance Officers . . .

November 20, 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020

Although we are unable to fly the Transgender flag at McMaster this year, in recognition of International Trans Day of Remembrance this November 20, 2020, . . .

November 19, 2020

Register now for HR and Finance forums

If you have responsibility for HR or finance duties, or are interested in the following topics, there are two virtual sessions scheduled. 2020 HR Forum . . .

November 17, 2020

McMaster 2019/2020 Financial Report now available

A detailed look at the university’s finances can been found in the 2019/20 Annual Financial Report. The report highlights McMaster’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic . . .

November 13, 2020

Register now for anti-racism and allyship virtual training series

Human Resources Services and the Equity and Inclusion Office present McMaster’s Anti-Racism and Allyship Training Series. These 90-minute virtual sessions are led by subject-matter experts . . .

November 13, 2020

Register now for TMG Ways of Caring

TMG Ways of Caring is an opportunity to volunteer organized by TMG colleagues for TMG colleagues, supporting not-for-profit agencies in  community. Formerly known as the . . .

November 12, 2020

Ten simple rules for building an antiracist lab

Online event Tuesday, Nov. 24 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST All faculty, staff and students are invited to join a conversation about moving beyond . . .

November 5, 2020

Changes to payroll deductions effective November 6, 2020

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has increased the federal basic personal exemption amount for the 2020 tax year from $12,298 to $13,229. This change has . . .

November 5, 2020

Flu shot clinics available for all employees and students

This year getting a flu shot is more important than ever. Protecting yourself from the seasonal flu helps reduce risk of illness and protects those . . .

November 4, 2020

Student Mosaic system unavailable November 7 to November 9

Please be advised the Student Administration system (CS Mosaic) will be unavailable due to a system upgrade starting at 6:00 am Saturday, November 7 through . . .

October 29, 2020

New McMaster employees invited to attend online orientation

New employees are invited to join McMaster’s online orientation and meet other new employees. This session will welcome new employees to McMaster and inform them . . .