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May 17, 2016

Greg Knox appointment McMaster Marauders head coach

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McMaster Marauders are excited to announce that former Defensive Coordinator Greg Knox has been selected to become the Interim Head Coach of Marauder Football for the 2016 season.

The appointment marks Coach Knox’s first head coaching opportunity at the CIS level, after previously serving eight years on the Marauder staff.

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May 14, 2016

Progress of the new Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning building

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The new $11-million Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning building is coming along well.

In case you've been wondering what that structure is that is being built to the left side of JHE, it is a three-storey, 28,000-square-foot building, that will house engineering teams, clubs, societies, student support services and collaborative workspace.

See photos taken recently:

The building is expected to be completed in early 2017.

"Equipped with meeting rooms, large building spaces and shared workspaces, the Hatch Centre has been designed as a hub for the Faculty’s 5,000 undergraduate engineering students to collaborate on projects and share ideas to foster experiential learning and support work being...

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May 14, 2016

New McMaster Students - This app will help you navigate campus

Posted by Chad

Want to see inside of buildings on campus and quickly find the classroom you're looking for? Want directions to your next class? Want to quickly see when the next HSR bus arrives? This app does it all.

MacQuest is an Android app that was launched last year and developed by the Wireless System Research Group (WiSeR) from the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University.

It provides on-campus navigation with mapping and comprehensive building floor plan visualization. You can see INSIDE of buildings on campus, where they've mapped out rooms, bathrooms, elevators, stairs, and hallways.

Features of the app:
  • Building index - Easily find a building from the list
  • Navigation - The app will guide you with directions between rooms, buildings, or any spot

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May 13, 2016

FREE movie ticket for Jackson Square

Posted by Chad

You can get a FREE movie ticket to go see ANY movie at the new Landmark Cinema downtown at Jackson Square by downloading the new ATOM TICKETS app.

Landmark Cinemas has renovated the theatre at Jackson Square with beautiful recliner seating that is very luxurious. Go and try them out, support new local business downtown!


1) Download their ticketing app called ATOM (search your iOS/Android app store).

2) Pick Hamilton as your city

3) Pick a movie, and your first ticket is FREE! (the price will show as $0.00)

4) Choose a seat (Yes, you get RESERVED SEATING!)

5) Create an account on Atom Tickets. You will need a credit card (but it won't be charged)

6) Confirm your account, and phone number (via text message), and you will be given a graphic to scan when you arrive at the theatre.



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May 12, 2016

City moves ahead with plan to designate Westdale Theatre as a heritage building

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The city will inspect Westdale Theatre to potentially designate it as a heritage building, and will let the theatre's owners know of this plan in a letter later this month.

The Westdale Theatre was built in 1935 and is an iconic part of Westdale and the McMaster area.

Hamilton heritage officials will inspect the 1935 theatre to see if it's worthy of a heritage designation, likely in 2018. If the designation happens, it will make the theatre – Hamilton's last single-screen theatre and the first "built for sound" – harder to modify or demolish.

Residents are increasingly worried about the fate of the theatre, said Aidan Johnson, Ward 1 councillor. He's made several attempts to meet with the owners to find out their plans, and pushed the city to move ahead with the designation anyway.

"People want the Westdale protected and well...

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May 09, 2016

Important Dates Coming Up For McMaster Students 2016

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Here are the big important deadline dates coming up. Mark them on your calendars

June 21 - 5th year students enrolment opens (registration for classes)
June 22 - 4th year students enrolment opens (registration for classes)
June 23 - 3rd year students enrolment opens (registration for classes)
June 27 - 2nd year students enrolment opens (registration for classes)
June 29 - 1st year #McMaster2020 students (Level 1) enrolment opens to start registering into classes.

You can enrol any time after your enrolment appointment date opens, but the longer you wait the higher chance that elective classes you want will be full.

July 4 - Open Enrollment (all other students).

June 1, 2016 4pm - Residence Application Deadline
Deposit deadline to maintain Guaranteed Status
Deadline to make application changes

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May 08, 2016

McMaster Residence 2016: Answers To Common Questions

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For #McMaster2020 incoming students, a lot of questions around residence come up that are usually asked such as your chances of getting into the residence that you selected as your first pick, or how McMaster matches students.... because of course, you're curious who that potential roomie might be!

Here are some answers to common questions:

What are my chances of getting the rez and room I wanted?
It all comes down to luck of the draw. As Mac Housing explains: "A computerized lottery is used to determine the order in which residence rooms are assigned. This process takes into consideration, but does not guarantee the preferences you list on your application. As each student is assigned, the computer checks to see if the first preference listed on the application form is available. If so, the student is assigned to that room. If not, the computer checks the next preference. This continues until the student is either assigned to one of their preferences, or in...

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