Ask a McMaster Leader: Answers to your Back to Mac questions
As more in-person activities resume, we’ve collected common Back to Mac questions we’re seeing and hearing from our students, staff and faculty members. McMaster leaders have provided answers, resources and advice below.
Why is now the right time to go back to in-person activities?
Susan Tighe, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) provides more context on why the university is resuming more in-person activities on campus:
I’m a first- or second-year student who is new to campus. How can I get to know McMaster and all it offers?
Sean Van Koughnett, Associate Vice-President (Students and Learning) shares some of the way students can get involved and get to know campus.
What supports are in place for students who need extra guidance right now?
Kim Dej, Associate Vice-Provost, Faculty shares what resources and supports are available for students right now.
Why aren’t classes offered in a hybrid format this semester?
Kim Dej, Associate Vice-Provost, Faculty shares what students can expect from winter term and the transition from online to in-person learning.
How have the measures McMaster put in place prepared for our safe return?
Paul O’Byrne, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences shares more about McMaster’s multi-layered health and safety approach.
I’m cautious about returning to the office. What should I do?
Wanda McKenna, Assistant Vice-President (Administration) and Chief Human Resources Officer provides advice on how to navigate returning to in-person work. Visit the HR COVID-19 resource page for more information.
To ensure this transition is as safe as possible and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, McMaster will continue to listen to our community, adhere to any new provincial safety guidelines and continue to build upon our safety strategy. If you have a Back to Mac question, visit our contact page and feedback form available here.Back to Mac Updates, Faculty and staff, Messages from leadership, Students