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FEATUREDJun 29, 2014

Important Dates Coming Up

Posted by Chad

Some important dates and deadlines coming up you need to write on your calendar!

First, please note that SOLAR creates your first 'draft' version of your timetable automatically for you and then everyone gets to go back into SOLAR on JULY 7 to add/drop courses, then things close JULY 28 for 'sectioning' (ie. SOLAR makes your timetable for you) and then later on AUGUST 7 everyone rushes back into SOLAR when it opens up again for you to rearrange things.



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Jul 05, 2014

Textbook Buying Tips For September

Posted by Chad

I've seen a lot of questions about textbooks lately, so here's some great tips and resources to help!

Click here for our guide to buying new and used textbooks:

Click here to read why buying USED textbooks is much smarter:

Click here for a list of places you can buy new/used textbooks:

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Jul 04, 2014

Volunteer for CMR run and raise funds for the Hamilton Conservation Foundation!

Posted by Mac Outdoor

Color Me Rad is coming back to Hamilton on Saturday, July 26th and we have the opportunity to help the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Hamilton Conservation Authority raise money for the environmental stewardship and protection of natural conservation lands like Cootes Paradise. The event will be held at Christie Lake Conservation Area with the Hamilton Conservation Foundation (HCF) as the partnering charity for the event.

For every volunteer, Color Me Rad will donate $100 to the HCF. Last year McMaster student volunteers were able to raise $12,000 because of all the amazing volunteers that came out. There are various places to help out, from registering people to being involved along the race course.

Registering To Volunteer
To register as a VOLUNTEER please visit: ...

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Jul 04, 2014

McMaster Health Forum Student Subcommittee: Call for Applications

Posted by MHFSSC

The McMaster Health Forum Student Subcommittee is pleased to announce many exciting opportunities available for students for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The subcommittee offers an exceptional opportunity for interested students to work on a series of initiatives aimed at engaging the student community and the public in discussions on a range of pressing health challenges. Students will work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment as part of a high-profile student organization on campus. We are presently recruiting candidates to fill the positions of finance coordinator, community relations coordinator, logistics and evaluations coordinator, and multimedia specialist. The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday, July 7.

For more information, check the call for applications at machealthforumfellowf We look forward to meeting our new student subcommittee members in the coming weeks!

Crystal Chan and Hark Randhawa

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Jul 03, 2014

McMaster's First MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

Posted by jamesscott

Hi Insiders!

Are you interested in optimizing the way you conduct experiments? Are you striving to make your life more efficient? If you answered yes or maybe to either of these please read on!

My name is James Scott and I will be one of the upcoming teaching assistants for McMaster's first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), available on Coursera:

The course will be taught by Chemical Engineering Department Professor Kevin Dunn and will last approximately 6 weeks, starting on July 7th. You will even get a certificate for course completion! (Note: This course does not count academically to any degree).

Please sign up and participate if you have the time!


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Jun 30, 2014

Registration Open For HORIZONS Leadership Conference

Posted by Chad

Attention incoming First-Year students... you don't want to miss this opportunity to attend the McMaster HORIZONS conference!

It is a 3-day, 2-night event, August 1st-3rd, 2014. You get to stay in McMaster residence (see what it's like to live in res!), lots of great keynote speakers and activities to build your leadership skills and confidence, network with other incoming first-year students so you'll have dozens of new friends when you arrive in September!

The focus of the conference is to provide new students with an introduction to campus and university life. The conference also creates opportunities to network within the university by showcasing involvement prospects in McMaster and by building valuable leadership skills through sessions, events and speakers.

Each year, approximately 150 incoming McMaster students have the chance to develop these lifelong leadership skills, explore their new home and gain valuable insight into themselves and their...

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Jun 30, 2014

Bookstore Closed July 1st

Posted by Chad

Main campus book store open today (Monday) - Health Sci Store closed. Both locations closed tomorrow for Canada Day.

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