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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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New today: Updates on virtual classrooms, research and campus operations

As the McMaster community works together to deal with the COVID-19 situation, what’s top of mind is how students are going to complete their year successfully. Students have been assured that the university is doing everything possible to help them finish the academic year in a way that is fair and equitable. When in-person classes […]

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Libraries move online; news for international students; virtual learning updates

As McMaster joins with the rest of Canada to increase social distancing and adopt other measures to try and slow down the spread of COVID-19, there are impacts for the university’s research community. Vice-president, Research Karen Mossman has issued a letter to researchers confirming that while McMaster’s research is not closing down, the university does […]

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What’s open and what’s closed as campus operations change

McMaster is open, but campus operations are changing The call from public health officials to increase social distancing together with the constantly changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic means additional measures are being taken by McMaster to scale back some operations at the university. These decisions will be in place until at least April 5th […]

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No more in-person classes and exams: President’s letter

These are unsettling times.  The spread of COVID-19 around the world and its arrival in our own region has brought McMaster and all other organizations to uncharted territory. As of today, the risk of catching the virus continues to remain low. The University’s focus is always clearly on our students, faculty and staff.  And while […]

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COVID-19: What you need to know

McMaster continues to monitor developments around COVID-19.  The University’s preparations and response is coordinated by its Crisis Management Team which began meeting on the coronavirus in January. The University looks to Global Affairs Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada along with public health agencies in Ontario to guide its decisions in working to maintain […]

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COVID-19 Update: Academic considerations and new travel information

McMaster continues to monitor developments around COVID-19.  The University’s preparations and response is coordinated by its Crisis Management Team which began meeting on the coronavirus in January. The University looks to Global Affairs Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada along with public health agencies in Ontario to guide its decisions in working to maintain […]

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COVID-19: Travel information and staying healthy

McMaster continues to monitor developments around COVID-19.  The University’s preparations and response are coordinated by its Crisis Management Team which began meeting on the coronavirus in January. The University looks to Global Affairs Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada along with public health agencies in Ontario to guide its decisions in working to maintain […]

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McMaster takes precautions while awaiting student’s coronavirus test results

McMaster continues to take precautions while awaiting the results from a student being tested for COVID-19. Additional information indicates that while the test results were anticipated to be received earlier in the weekend, they may not be available until early in the week. The student had travelled to Italy during the February Reading Week. The […]

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