February 24, 2021Claiming home office expenses on your 2020 taxes
University employees who’ve been working remotely since last March are eager to learn how working from home could translate into a 2020 tax deduction. The . . .
February 3, 2021Live captions now available on Zoom
Live transcription is now available on Zoom for the McMaster community. The new feature generates an AI-powered live transcription, and can be enabled by the . . .
February 1, 2021Meet Mac: the registrar’s office’s new chatbot
The registrar’s office has launched MAC, a new chatbot that is designed to answer students’ questions about topics like OSAP, fees, admissions, enrolment scholarships and . . .
January 22, 2021Call for nominations: Board of Governors, Senate and the University Planning Committee
Elections will be held in March 2021, to fill vacant undergraduate student, graduate student, teaching staff, and non-teaching staff representative seats on the following University-wide . . .
January 22, 2021Expense report changes in Mosaic
The travel and expense module has been updated in Mosaic. Each expense type is associated with a default account number, and some expenses were defaulting . . .
January 19, 2021Connectivity 2021: McMaster’s fourth annual IT Forum
Connectivity 2021 approaches! McMaster’s 4th annual IT Forum is set to begin February 16th through the 19th. This year’s virtual forum is hosted by the Office of . . .
January 18, 2021Nominations Open: President’s Awards for Community Engaged Research
Nominations are now open for the President’s Awards for Community Engaged Research. The awards recognize and celebrate teams of campus and community representatives who are . . .
January 14, 2021Siren 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, 2021Microsoft 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, 2021Policy 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, 2021Call 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, 2021Widespread 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, 2020HR 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, 2020Dean 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, 2020University 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, 2020UTS: 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, 2020Finance’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, 2020Transgender 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, 2020Register 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, 2020McMaster 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 . . .