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Jul 24, 2016

Living in McMaster Residence this Fall 2016?

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Jul 19, 2016

HORIZONS Leadership Conference is coming! Aug 5-7th

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Horizons is a leadership conference organized by the MSU, with a goal to familiarize incoming first year students with the McMaster University campus. It runs August 5-7th and is a 3-day 2-night stay on campus.

Attendees take part in a fully immersive experience promoting leadership through themed sessions, exciting conference wide events, exploring Hamiltonís arts and nature offerings, staying in residence, and forming friendships that last well past Welcome Week.

The conference will lay foundations for both personal and academic success at McMaster. Every incoming student is placed in a group of nine others, paired with a team of three upper-year Leadership Developers (LDs). LDs will guide delegates through the weekend while delving into the conference themes of leadership, communication, time management, social awareness, support & wellness, and self-awareness. LDs and delegates continue to work together after the conference providing additional support, ensuring...

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Jul 19, 2016

Spark is recruiting Team Leaders for the 2016/2017 school year

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Spark is a service of the McMaster Students Union designed to help incoming students thrive during their first year at McMaster University, is currently recruiting Team Leaders. It offers both social and academic programming, providing students with opportunities to connect with one another on a weekly basis. Team Leaders play an important role in Spark's mentorship program, supporting groups of first-year students as they make the transition from high school to university. Team Leaders act as mentors, friends, and a source of encouragement for students throughout their first year.

Becoming a Team Leader offers upper year students an opportunity to use their own experiences to help others as well as to grow their leadership skills. Facilitating mentorship sessions and Spark events, Team Leaders work together to create a supportive environment for incoming students. More information about this position and an application to become a Team Leader can be found ...

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Jun 21, 2016

Canada Day with Fireworks at the Waterfront

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Celebrate Canada Day with Fireworks and Family Fun at the Waterfront on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Bayfront (200 Harbourfront Drive) and Pier 4 (Leander Drive, west of Bay Street North) Parks.

This year, the City of Hamilton is pleased to welcome RBC as a presenting sponsor.


Family activities and entertainment throughout the parks will start at 4 p.m. and include: an interactive arts mural, aerial artists, face painters, balloonists and more!


Visitors can enjoy a huge selection of food trucks serving Southern BBQ, Mexican cuisine, Greek specialties, poutine, grilled cheese, locally roasted coffee, hot dogs, ice cream and more throughout the afternoon and evening. Most vendors accept cash only.


The fireworks display will start at 10 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from the north-west point of Bayfront Park requiring a section of the park to be...

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Jun 17, 2016

Mac Farmstand - Grand opening June 22nd!

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Mac Farmstand, the MSU's student-run farmer's market, is preparing for its grand opening on Wednesday June 22nd from 11am to 4pm in MUSC Marketplace. Alongside free local food and live musicians, the event will feature a ceremonial apple biting at 12 pm, celebrating the beginning of Mac Farmstand's sixth season. Mac Farmstand will operate throughout the summer in MUSC Marketplace, but will, from time-to-time, take to the great outdoors and enjoy the nice summer weather in front of the Nina de Velliers Memorial Garden near University Hall. Mac Farmstand will be open every Wednesday and Thursday from 11-4 until the end of October.

Sourcing their products from local Ontario farms and organizations, Mac Farmstand allows the McMaster community to discover a variety of food produced close to home, encouraging a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Through local...

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