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Previous Projects

PARTNERS

ACRONYM PARTNER DEPARTMENTS OR SERVICES
A&RAthletics & Recreation
CSCareer Services - Now part of Student Success Centre (SSC)
CSDCentre for Student Development - Now part of SWC and SAS
EOHSSEnvironmental & Occupational Health Support Services
ISSInternational Student Services
JAJudicial Affairs - Now Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
MSUMcMaster Students Union
MUSCMcMaster University Student Centre
OCRCOff-Campus Resource Centre
HRES Office of Human Rights & Equity Services
OSCCS Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
Res LifeResidence Life
SASStudent Accessibility Services
SAStudent Affairs
SSCStudent Success Centre
SWC Student Wellness Centre
SWDStudents with Disabilities - Now Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

2014-2015 PROJECTS

YEAR

DEPARTMENT OR SERVICE

PROJECT

DESCRIPTION

2014-15 Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Mind Matters Lecture Series 5 day lecture series showcasing research related to mental health awareness to bring awareness to issues of mental health, present research findings on mental illnesses, reduce stigma associated with mental illness and provide resources.
2014-15 Student Affairs Student Entrepreneurship Program "Uncommon Good" Co-curricular initiative that will foster a culture of entrepreneurship and accelerate the development of student entrepreneurs and ideas.
2014-15 IRC IRC Welcome Week Improvement Overhaul of residence bed racers to ensure safety and for each residence to have their own bed to race.
2014-15 MSU Fierce Magazine Creation of a print and online monthly magazine showcasing female researchers and student work, addressing issues that affect females in the work force.
2014-15 MSU MACCESS Creation of an accessibility map of all major pedestrian routes on campus vital for students with physical disabilities.
2014-15 New Media Centre 3D Printing for All Purchase of a 3D printer that will be available for students free of charge.
2014-15 MSU MasterHacks An event for developers (including but not limited to programmers, designed, graphic artists) to collaborate to create events for self-expression and creativity through technology.  Teams collaborate to find unique solutions.
2014-15 SSC Volunteer Engagement 10 Year Anniversary and Expansion Expansion of program by celebrating 10 years of volunteerism including keynote speaker, networking/social opportunities, info sessions, and expansion of Volunteer Crawl.
2014-15 SAS Life As We Know It Creation of a video campaign that broadens understanding of disabilities (life experiences, focusing on issues of accessibility and inclusion).
2014-15 MSU Upgrading the AV system in the Diversity Services Enhancing audio equipment of Bridges Café to offer A/V equipment free of charge to any student groups wishing to use the venue.
2014-15 SSC MISTY A 4-level, intergenerational "pay it forward" mentorship program.
2014-15 MSU Outdoor Community Rink Construction of an outdoor community rink.

2013-2014 PROJECTS

YEAR

DEPARTMENT OR SERVICE

PROJECT

DESCRIPTION

2013-14 SSC Canadian Conference on Student Leadership Conference
2013-14 OCRC Commuter Student Sleepover Developing relationships through sleepover program in residence
2013-14 MSU Bicycle Repair Station Simple bicyle repairs on campus
2013-14 SSC IRIS at 10  Celebrating 10 years of IRIS productions
2013-14 MSU Social Innovation Lab Pilot Project
2013-14 MSU Outdoor Learning Space Outdoor seating area
2013-14 MSU University Informational Videos Videos highlighting different aspects of McMaster
2013-14 ISS Hamilton Series Introduce international and visiting exchange students to the city of Hamilton
2013-14 SWC Chicken Soup for the Marauder Soul Book compilation of short stories, poems, and visual media created by current/recent McMaster students that serves as a narrative of McMaster experience.
2013-14 MSU Rate My Rental An online rental property rating system accessible to all McMaster students
2013-14 SWC MyOSCAR Student Self-Serve Wellness Portal Web portal connecting to the SWC’s Electronic Health Records (EHR) system allowing students to book, modify and cancel their wellness appointments, complete intake forms and access their personal health information (within limits) from any internet enabled device.
2013-14 SSC Job Developer Hiring of a contract position to develop and implement a strategy for creating paid internships in both the Canadian and international job markets for both graduating students and current students summer opportunities.
2013-14 SSC Financial Literacy Program Program topics on bursaries, gov’t loans, part time work, budgeting, cash flow, credit, major purchase planning, taxes, saving and investing. 
2013-14 SSC MOOSE Opportunities Fund Accessible outdoor orientation program

2012-2013 PROJECTS

YEAR

DEPARTMENT OR SERVICE

PROJECT

DESCRIPTION

2012-13 SSC Academic Skills Resources and SSC Resource Enhancements Print and electronic resources
2012-13 SSC Top Retail Employment Fair Employment fair
2012-13 SSC Gen Y: Thriving in the Workplace Employment event
2012-13 A&R, SSC McMaster Outdoor Orientation Student Experience (MOOSE) First-year outdoor orientation activity
MOOSE Slideshow
Photo of students with faces painted participating in MOOSE Photo of students doing a portage participating in MOOSE Photo of two students in a canoe participating in MOOSE Group photo of MOOSE participants
2012-13 Student McMaster Teaching and Community Garden Vegetable garden contributing to the MSU’s Mac Farmstand and campus eateries
McMaster Teaching and Community Garden Slideshow
McMaster Teaching and Community Garden located by the General Sciences Building Group photo at the McMaster Teaching and Community Garden Photo of McMaster Teaching and Community Garden looking towards the gate. Photo of McMaster Teaching and Community Garden looking towards the side Some tomatoes harvested from the McMaster Teaching and Community Garden
2012-13 HRES Interfaith Website Website
2012-13 A&R Activity Centre upgrades Creation of a Mindfulness Centre
2012-13 SSC Hamilton Workforce Learning Partnership Wage subsidy for Hamilton not-for-profit employers to hire McMaster students.
2012-13 SSC McMaster Leadership Education and Development Co-curricular Record/E-Portfolio, conference for Society and Club presidents,  Emerging Leader Programs (New Students), networking events for student leaders.
2012-13 MSU Digital Collection Archive-Marmor & The Silhouette Digital archive of The Silhouette from 1930 to 2010-11 as a historical record.
2012-13 EOHSS Student Event Planning Online Portal Enhancement Enhancements to software
2012-13 Res Life Healthy Active Living Community Pilot Specialized Healthy Active Living (HAL) community pilot project
2012-13 Student The Green Roofs Project Roof-top garden
2012-13 SWC Mental Health Awareness Week Week-long event - interactive discussions, activities, and experiential learning opportunities to reduce stigma towards and raising awareness of mental illness.
2012-13 OCRC Commuter Lounge Lounge space for commuter and off-campus students "The Lodge"
The Lodge Slideshow
Photo of 'The Study' portion of The Lodge showing students in the background studying Photo of several students hanging out at The Lodge Photo of a wall of signatures at The Lodge Photo of some of the off-campus student art displayed at The Lodge

ONE TIME SPECIAL EVENTS

YEAR

DEPARTMENT OR SERVICE

PROJECT

DESCRIPTION

2011-12

SSC

Social Media + Job Search Conference

Student conference

2011-12

SSC

Career Exploration Month

 

2011-12

RES LIFE

MacDraft - Live Burn

Live burn fire safety simulation

2011-12

SSC

Hamilton Employment Crawl - Community Collaboration Initiative

 

2010-11

CS

Entrepreneurship Week @ McMaster

 

2010-11

CS

Awareness of International Work/Volunteer Opportunities

Speaker series

2009-10

MSU

Creating Leadership Amongst Youth Conference

Conference

2009-10

CS

Government Career Week Events

 

2009-10

CS

Financial Planning Seminars for Parents and Students

Series of financial planning presentations

2009-10

CSD

Understanding Mental Health 101 - Community Awareness

 

START UP FOR NEW PROGRAMS

YEAR

DEPARTMENT OR SERVICE

PROJECT

DESCRIPTION

2011-12

A&R

DBAC Fitzhenry Lounge - Study Space

Creating more study space

2011-12

SSC

Welcome Week Orientation Subsidy

 

2011-12

SSC

Summer Reading Program for First-Year Students

 

2011-12

SSC

Volunteer and Leadership Education Certificate

Creating capacity to plan and deliver programs and experiences that both enhance the student's experience (skill development, gaining experience for future career/education goals) as well as increase opportunities for students to connect with local and international volunteer opportunities

2011-12

CSD

Assistive Technology Lending Program

Short-term lending program

2011-12

SSC

MacTV Video Equipment

Purchase of A/V equipment

2010-11

SSC

Enhancing Volunteer Connections for Students

Creating a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities for students interested in volunteering, and agencies/ organizations looking for volunteers to have access to one common resource.

2010-11

OCRC

Videos on living off campus

Creating videos about different aspects of living off campus

2010-11

A&R

Accessibility upgrades to DBAC

Enhancing accessibility in DBAC and in programming

2010-11

CS

Career and Development Portal Technology (OSCARPlus)

OSCARplus

2010-11

MSU

McMaster Marching Band

Equipment

2010-11

MSU

Student Union Information System

 

2009-10

A&R, CSD

Athletic Academic Success Initiative - Supporting Athletes

 

2009-10

CS, SWD

Accessible Career Transition - Promoting Equal Employment Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Employment opportunities for students with disabilities

2009-10

MSU

Quarters Inclusivity Projects - Providing a friendly and comfrontable environment for students

Refit Quarters with couches and comfortable seating, better sound proofing and an espresso bar to create a better study-friendly environment for students, particulary during the school day

2009-10

MUSC

MUSC Quiet Lounge

Study carrel upgrade creating more study space

2008-09

CSD

ESL Software for Individual and Class Use

 

2008-09

SA

Student Success Centre - Marketing/Communications Support

 

2008-09

MSU

Queer Students Centre

Enhancement of resources for the Community Centre Library

2008-09

OCRS

Enhancing Student Life for Off-Campus Students

 

2008-09

CS

Career Advising & Peer Services Hub

 

2007-08

RES LIFE

Centre for Community Service Learning & Civic Engagement

Hiring a co-ordinator

2007-08

SA

Assessment for Ensuring Program Effectiveness

Software that assists in the evaluation of program effectiveness and outcomes

2006-07

SWD

Notetaking for Students with Disabilities

 

2006-07

CSD

Laptop Loaner Program in the Learning Commons

 

2006-07

SWD

Group Testing Centre for Students with Disabilities

Relocation and expansion of the group testing space used by CSD to administer tests and exams for students with disabilities

2006-07

CSD

Transition to Work Employment Strategy for Students with Disabilities

 

2006-07

JA

Restorative Justice

Creation of a partnered service to handle student behaviour off campus in partnership with the MSU, HPS, OCRC and community members

2005-06

CSD

Bridges Café Partnership Initiative

Capital funding for diversity cafe

INFRASTRUCTURE ENHANCEMENTS

YEAR

DEPARTMENT OR SERVICE

PROJECT

DESCRIPTION

2009-10

SWD

Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Creating accessible website to meet
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards

2009-10

SWD

AODA Customer Service Training

 

2008-09

RES LIFE

Residence Information System

System implementation

2008-09

CS

CareerStorm

On-line assessment tool

2007-08

SA

Student Event Planning Online Software

Online software

2006-07

OCRC

Software for an Online Agent-Listing System

Purchase of new software for the operation of an online listing service