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End of term message to the McMaster community

Dear Members of the McMaster community, As we approach the last few days of the winter term, this is the ideal time to extend our ongoing gratitude to all members of our community for the commitment you have shown to delivering on our teaching, learning, and research missions. The experience of transitioning back to campus […]

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MacCheck offers option to upload proof of COVID-19 booster  

With vaccinations still one of the best defences against the serious side effects of COVID, McMaster continues to encourage everyone to receive their booster vaccinations. MacCheck now offers the optional ability for McMaster students, faculty and staff members to upload a record of their COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.    McMaster has extended its mandatory mask […]

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McMaster to maintain indoor mask requirement until at least end of term

McMaster continues to review its COVID-19 protocols based on the latest provincial guidance and expert input. Health and safety remain key to our successful return to campus. This creates needed stability, which is essential for students as they finish their classes and head toward exams, and for faculty and staff who are continuing their transition […]

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McMaster to maintain vaccination mandate

In order to minimize uncertainty and disruption to our students, staff, faculty and university communities, Ontario’s universities, including McMaster, will maintain their COVID-19 vaccination policies until at least the end of the term, according to a statement released this week by the Council of Ontario Universities. The province recently announced that it will remove its […]

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Tips to easily access MacCheck throughout the day

As we continue our transition to more in-person campus experiences, it’s as important as ever to participate in keeping our McMaster community safe. A key part of this layered approach to safety includes MacCheck health screening. Thank you to all students, faculty and staff for starting your day with MacCheck and completing the provincial COVID self-assessment […]

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Workplace and Employee Experience Committee reconvenes for winter term

McMaster University’s Workplace and Employee Experience Committee has reconvened to develop initiatives that foster a positive experience for all those who work at McMaster University and contribute to its success. The committee includes representatives from human resources, administrative leaders within faculties and administrative departments, and academic leaders. Founded in February 2021 as a subset of a larger […]

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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 […]

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A return focused on health, safety and wellness

After three weeks with students back on campus for labs, clinics, and studio work and the return last week of students taking first year courses, the university is welcoming the return of the majority of  undergraduate and graduate students beginning February 7th. The university has implemented a multi-layered health and safety approach including providing free […]

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Winter 2022: Isolation and illness guidance

What happens if isolation is required? Decision making and supports available to you Staying home when sick or isolating when required is one of the most important ways our community members can contribute to making in-person learning and working as safe as possible.   “I would like to thank our students, faculty and staff for […]

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Protecting critical McMaster services with a voluntary rapid antigen testing program

McMaster will be distributing a limited number of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to support critical, in-person functions during this wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.    McMaster has secured a limited supply of RATs and will be offering the tests to frontline staff and instructors, supporting the key operational, in-person learning, and research needs of the university.  […]

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