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I have confidence in our collective ability to continue to effect positive change

September 8, 2020 Dear members of the McMaster community, Normally at this time of year, we are sharing stories of how we spent our summers: great trips somewhere in Canada or abroad, exuberant family reunions, summer camps and summer programs, newly-discovered adventures and experiences. This year, the stories are quieter and closer to home. Maybe […]

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The heart of McMaster has always been the people who call the University home

August 12, 2020 Dear Members of the McMaster community, With temperatures over 30 degrees this week it definitely feels like we are still in the middle of summer. This has been anything but a normal summer though, as you are all well aware. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support and for the tremendous […]

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Principles guiding our decision-making for fall and beyond: President’s letter

April 30, 2020 Dear Members of the McMaster community, I would like to begin by thanking McMaster’s faculty and staff. I appreciate everything that you are doing to continue to serve our students, to advance our research wherever possible, and to maintain the campus and the vital services we and others rely on. I would […]

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“I wish we had all the answers. We do know there will be a fall term.” President’s letter

April 22, 2020 Dear Members of the McMaster community, It is amazing how quickly we can adapt in extraordinary times. Staying at home, meeting with colleagues by video and lining up at the grocery store – a hockey stick apart – have all become part of our new routine. And as anxious as everyone is […]

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“Campus just isn’t the same without students:” President’s letter

April 2, 2020 Dear members of the McMaster community, Living close to the university means that on most evenings I am able to take a walk around campus, keeping the required distance from anyone else, of course. That isn’t difficult to do. Although there are lights still glowing in labs and in residence buildings where […]

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The quiet heroes of this disquieting time: President’s letter

March 27, 2020 Dear Members of the McMaster community, Life as we know it has changed considerably at the University. Only the most essential activities are continuing across our campuses; the vast majority of our community is studying, teaching and working remotely. The end of the term is like none we have ever seen before […]

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Together, we are meeting the challenge: President’s letter

March 20, 2020 Dear Members of the McMaster community, When the world is fundamentally shaken, what do we need to do? That question had to be answered by all of us – in every hour, of every day this week. I have witnessed truly outstanding commitment to our students, to the important work that happens […]

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