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  • November 06, 2019 11:54 AM | Anonymous

    Preview: November 5

    Open: November 11-25

    The McMaster United Way Campaign provides an opportunity for employees, retirees and other members of the McMaster community to actively participate through fundraising initiatives such as the Pull4Mac Bus Pull, Online Auction and personal donations; all while becoming more engaged in supporting the needs of our local community.

    Visit McMaster's United Way Campaign website starting November 5 to preview some of the auction items including:

    • McMaster One Year Parking Passes
    • Lunch with David Farrar
    • Theatre tickets
    • Toronto Maple Leafs & Toronto FC tickets
    • Apple watch
    • COURTSIDE Toronto Raptors tickets

    The auction will open on November 11, 2019 at 10:00 am and will run until November 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm. 

  • November 03, 2019 11:33 AM | Anonymous

    From the Hamilton Council on Aging:

    Registration is now open to the public for Seniors4Change 6-Week Positive Aging Series (fall sessions)
     
    Senior men and women are invited to join us for our expertly led, highly acclaimed learning series for 55+. Funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the course is 100%  FREE and includes current research, information, links to community resources and a guest presentation/exercise from a relevant community service or program based on the topic of the day. Healthy snacks and course materials are provided. Connect with other seniors, and discover tools and opportunities to make (small) positive changes in your life to age well!
     
    Upcoming Sessions:

    Register by clicking on the links above or by calling 905-777-3837 ext. 12238. 30 free spots are available for each session.

    Seniors4Change

  • October 12, 2019 1:59 PM | Anonymous

    McMaster Parking Services is moving to building T32 Room 106 (building adjacent to the McMaster Children's Centre).  The E.T. Clarke office location will be closed starting Friday, October 11 and will reopen on Tuesday, October 22 at its new location in T32. 

    Drivers are encouraged to update account information, purchase term permits or pay tickets online. The Campus Store parking office in the basement of Gilmour Hall (GH B101) will remain open during the closure for the move of the ETC-102 office to T32-106. All parking related services are available at this location.

    In-person Lost and Found services will not be available during this time. Any inquiries may be directed to seclost@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 extension 24281.

    Additional information on the move is available at https://parking.mcmaster.ca/documents/move_2019.pdf

  • September 24, 2019 10:10 AM | Anonymous

    McMaster signed the Okanagan Charter in 2017.

    This Charter is an International Charter for Health Promoting Universities & Colleges. The purpose of the Okanagan Charter is to provide guidance and inspiration by providing a framework to promote the importance of health and well-being on higher education institutions.

    The new McMaster Okanagan website https://okanagan.mcmaster.ca launched yesterday.

    It is a resource for all members of McMaster community to help locate existing resources, programs, research and educational opportunities in health and well-being.

    Please direct question or comments to okanagan@mcmaster.ca

    More info: https://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/articles/mcmaster-answers-global-call-to-promote-health-of-people-places-planet


  • September 22, 2019 12:56 PM | Anonymous

    CURAC's Post-Conference Newsletter (Summer Edition) has been published. A printer-friendly PDF version is available here, and an easy-to-read web version, where you can open and print individual articles, is available here. Previous editions of the Newsletter are archived here.

    The highlights of the Summer Edition include:

    The expert presentations at the annual conference were both entertaining and enlightening, and the Newsletter includes brief reports on several of the talks:

    Speaking of newsletters, CURAC's new affinity partner, TripMerchant, recently published its first newsletter designed for CURAC members. You can read great articles on travel, such as the current one about Colombia, by Ryan Micucki and Tom MacLean, and learn about many upcoming tours and discounts. Those who have subscribed will have received an email informing them about the newsletter. CURAC members can subscribe by visiting the TripMerchant website, which can be accessed from the CURAC site.

  • August 01, 2019 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    MURA member librarians and library TMG retirees:

    This message is being forwarded to you from CURAC, the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada.

    To CURAC/ARUCC member associations:

    Our friends at Academics Without Borders have asked us to share the following volunteer opportunity with you.

    Academics Without Borders is looking for a librarian to go to the University of Central Asia (in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) on a project to assist its library staff to fully utilize the Integrated Library Management Software “OCLC WMS Worldshare”. The staff need expert support and training from an experienced systems librarian in order to obtain full understanding and competence in the use of the software. The full listing for this volunteer opportunity can be found here: https://www.awb-usf.org/library-science-at-university-of-central-asia/. We welcome both current and retired faculty and staff members to apply.

    Deadline for Applications:  November 12, 2019

    Please direct any questions to:

    Mindy Gordon
    Executive Officer & Board Secretary
    Academics Without Borders/Universitaires sans frontières
    mgordon@awb-usf.org
  • July 26, 2019 1:04 PM | Anonymous

    Do you want to meet new people of all ages? Are you interested in sharing your story? Do you want to participate in casual social gatherings? 

    Starting this September, the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA), together with Residence Life Services at McMaster University, will begin offering intergenerational social programming on campus. This programming will give older adults and undergraduate students in residence the opportunity to socialize, build new relationships, and learn more about each other. 

    For more information, please contact Allison Ward at warda2@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 ext. 21428.

    Please note that MIRA will reimburse participants for parking expenses for the length of the program (e.g. 2 hour passes).

     Timeless: An Intergenerational Social Program


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