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Masks or face coverings to be required on campus; David Braley Clinic reopening

Masks/face coverings required on campus In response to the most recent public health information, the University will require face coverings be worn in all indoor public spaces at all McMaster locations, effective Tuesday, July 14. • This includes hallways, elevators, lobbies, classrooms, washrooms and other common use areas — any indoor space where physical distancing […]

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New reimbursements for working remotely; help for academically stranded students

New guidelines for expenses incurred while working remotely McMaster University is committed to supporting employees who are required to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The university announced reimbursing several expenses early on in the pandemic and has now expanded the list of items that qualify for reimbursement. Office equipment and accessories now qualify for […]

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New campus health and safety signage available, information on accessing campus, and other updates

Campus building health and safety signage now available As we continue to focus on the health and safety of our campus community, the University’s Return to Campus Operations Committee has developed and made available campus building signage in preparation for the return to research activities. The signage will be posted in all main buildings in […]

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Returning to research: Planning for Phase 1

New information for the research community As McMaster continues to implement our phased increase of research activity, planning documents, guidelines, FAQs and checklists are available on the research website, with specific information on entering Phase 1 for increased On-Campus and Fieldwork research activity. Given the dynamic situation, please check back to the site and the FAQs often, as they’ll continue to be […]

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Phase 1 of McMaster’s return to research activities

Research activities to increase no later than June 1 New guidance provided by the province gives universities the ability to increase their research activities. Acting vice-president of Research, Karen Mossman, in an update letter to the McMaster community, says that the new directives allow the university to begin to implement Phase One of its research […]

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More emergency aid for students; updates on research and tenure

Update on research at McMaster Research on campus continues to be restricted to only that which has been deemed essential — primarily COVID-19-related. In a letter to the McMaster research community, the acting vice-president, research, Karen Mossman, has shared details and encouragement about the benefits of McMaster’s new fundraising campaign, which she says, “will support […]

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