MURANews Spring 2019 issue in PDF format
In this issue:
Lydia den Bleker, University LibraryGrace Ferracuti, Faculty of EngineeringHeather Patterson, Medicine
How diet, exercise and medication play a role in your heart health
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Retiree parking permits are issued on a 12-month basis and must be renewed annually. Renew prior to your expiry date, online at McMaster Parking Services "Retiree Parking" web page, or in person at the Parking Office (E.T. Clarke or Campus Store). Your transponder number is on the back of your transponder.
McMaster Convocation Assistants
The Office of the Registrar welcomes retirees to become involved in the most exciting days of McMaster students’ academic lives — convocations.
Volunteers are needed to assist at convocations, where your role would be to meet, greet and direct students and guests, check tickets and/or distribute hoods, tickets and diplomas to students. You will work alongside a full-time employee who can offer assistance and training.
If you are interested in signing up for any of the days listed above (full or half day options), please fill out the following short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ConvoVolunteers2019 or contact Rachel Huang in the Office of the Registrar, email@example.com, or by phone at 905-525-9140, ext. 24386.
More details on convocation can be found here: https://registrar.mcmaster.ca/grad or by calling Rachel.
WANT TO SAIL THIS SUMMER? What better way to spend the summer than near or on the water in beautiful LaSalle Park, putting smiles on the faces of sailors who live with a range of disabilities.
Burlington Able Sail provides sailing and sail training opportunities to people living with a wide variety of disabilities, in an accessible environment using safe, purpose-built equipment and boats. Volunteers are needed to work with paid staff, usually for a four-hour period between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, from late June to August. Depending on preferences and abilities, volunteers work with paid staff to welcome clients, coordinate dock activities, help transfers from wheelchairs into boats, act as companion sailors, and drive or observe on coach/safety boats. No experience is necessary. Training will be provided.
If interested, please contact David Groves at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-520-3847 (voice or text).
Able Sail is also looking for two additional youth employees (grandchildren, etc), preferably with sailing or boating experience, 15 years and older, and for additional clients — individuals living with disabilities — who are interested in getting out on the water.
Ronald McDonald Family Room
The Ronald McDonald Family Room, located in McMaster Hospital, is a comfortable, quiet space for families to rest and rejuvenate while their children are being cared for in the hospital. Families visit the room to relax, enjoy a snack or refreshment, watch TV or a movie, play games or with toys, use the computer, and do laundry.
The Family Room program is expanding by opening a new Ronald McDonald Family Room in McMaster Hospital this Spring. New volunteers are needed to help ensure our programs are successful.
Volunteers provide an atmosphere of warmth and compassion to all families. Volunteers assist in the day-to-day operation of the Family Room by providing comfort and support to the families and children who visit the room. Volunteers greet and assist families, make coffee and snacks and assist families with laundry, maintain tidiness and cleanliness, and supervise programs with children and families (e.g. craft programs, games, movie night).
Please contact Shelley Harrison, Manager of Volunteer Services, at email@example.com or 905-521-9983 ext.2110 for more details about how you can become involved. Information about the Ronald McDonald Family Room can be found at www.rmhcsco.ca.
Tickets are available by calling the box-office at 905-525-7664 or visiting www.brottmusic.com. Tickets for this special offering to Mac Alumni and Friends are $25 each. Please note there is a limit of 4 tickets per purchase. Use the promo code MIMI when ordering.
10:15 a.m. Board the coach at Dave Andreychuk Arena, 25 Hester St. Hamilton (please park near apartments).
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