Previous Projects

Check back soon for updates on recent projects funded by SLEF.

McMaster Teaching and Community Garden Gallery

2017-2018 PROJECTS

2017-18 MSU Investing in Composting Opportunities
2017-18 MUSC Second-Floor MUSC furniture upgrade
2017-18 MUSC MUSC Atrium furniture upgrade
2017-18 MSU Charging Stations Across Campus
2017-18 MSU MacAcess Resource Library

2016-2017 PROJECTS

2016-17 MUSU Napping Pods
2016-17 A&R Outdoor Volleyball Court
2016-17 MSU Food Collector Centre in Bridges

2015-2016 PROJECTS

2015-16 MUSC First-Floor Seating in MUSC
2015-16 A&R Outdoor Fitness Circuit & Building Wall
2015-16 WGEN Women and Gender Equity Network Mobile Library
2015-16 Bread Bin Mac Community Kitchen
2015-16 Student Renewable Energy Tower
2015-16 SSC Mapping Student Success
2015-16 SSC ACT Diversity Program Coordinator
2015-16 QSCC Resource Library Update
2015-16 Student Campus Garden and Wildlife Zone
2015-16 Student Mills Library Upgrades
2015-16 Student Napping Centre in MUSC
2015-16 Student Times Square in MUSC
2015-16 Student Track Field Lights
2015-16 SSC Student Outcomes Assessment Coordination
2015-16 SSC Tutoring Database Program
2015-16 A&R DBAC Entrance and Change Room Accessibility
2015-16 Compass Improvements and Desk-redesign
2015-16 MSU Study Space Survey

2014-2015 PROJECTS

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

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

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
2012-13 Student McMaster Teaching and Community Garden Vegetable garden contributing to the MSU’s Mac Farmstand and campus eateries
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”


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  


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


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

McMaster Outdoor Orientation Student Experience (MOOSE) Gallery