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The Office of Sustainability is holding the annual Bike to Work Day this upcoming Monday the 27th, and we are in desperate need of volunteers! The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and volunteers will be responsible for giving out prize packs to cyclists coming into campus at the Main, Sterling and Cootes Entrances.
All volunteers will receive a t-shirt, coffee & muffins and a reference letter signed by Kate Whalen, Senior Manager of University Sustainability.
We've done some spring cleaning and cleaned out the MacInsiders Marketplace of old posts. Any posts older than 90 days have been deleted.
This will help you find the most relevant textbooks for sale, and off-campus housing that is new and fresh. Remember, we also have a 'requests' forum if you're looking for something specific that someone may have, and we also have a 'Services For Hire' section for you to post if you're a tutor that is looking to help another student over the summer.
It will also cut down on the number of 'old' items showing up in your forum searches. ...
Synthetic biologist Dr. Ratmir Derda from the University of Alberta, and Dr. Nathan Magarvey from McMaster will discuss their work, ideas on this emerging field and how we can further synthetic biology research here at McMaster.
Mac is getting a BRAND NEW campus store! Titles Bookstore will now be known as the McMaster Campus Store — a one-stop shop where customers can find many of the products and services they require for campus life. The brand new 'one-stop' retail outlet will offer many enhanced and streamlined services.
Campus Store staff (from left) Nicole Harding, Daniel Johnston and Katelyn Granger.
Along with the new name, an expansion and renovation of the central Gilmour Hall location will begin mid-May, and is expected to be completed in July. The additional space will be used to bring course materials up from their current location in the Tank, which will be converted into warehouse space.
The Health Sciences Bookstore is also undergoing some changes. Widely known on campus as the "Media Shop," the Health Sciences Bookstore will...
GO Transit showed off the latest designs and renderings for their proposed James North GO Station on April 30th. The new design is very different from the original drawings from a year earlier and include much more surface parking as well as a public plaza area.
The new GO station will be located at 353 James Street North in Hamilton and is being constructed for 2015 and will provide increased service to Hamilton in support of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Once operational in 2015, it will help deliver more integrated and effective public transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
A new mobile app named "MUSST" developed by in partnership between McMaster University and the McMaster Students Union (MSU) has launched that will allow you to quickly call campus security, the Student Walk Home Attendant Team (SWHAT), the Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) and 911.
But the most interesting features you'll probably use on a regular basis include... one-touch dialing to local taxi companies, up-to-date schedules for public transit, as well as the ability to use your GPS location to check on the time of the next HSR bus. Nice!
Next Saturday (May 11th) is May@Mac! A university-wide event for prospective students and their families to see what McMaster has to offer.
You'll get a chance to meet and mingle with faculty members, speak directly with students in your program, get answers to your questions about courses, see various demonstrations, tour labs and classrooms, see all 12 of the residences, explore the beautiful campus, and more!
All activities are on a drop-in basis with the exception of Campus Bus Tours.
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