Throughout the year we will host a number of events alongside our campus and community partners.

Black Students Virtual Welcome

The Black Student Success Centre (BSSC) champions the holistic success & overall wellbeing of Black students at McMaster.

Save the date for the #Back2Mac Welcome! Meet your Black faculty and staff supporters and engage with other Black students through interactive conversation. Topics will include:

  • New Black Students Success Centre programs & Services
  • University transition tips and on/off-campus resources
  • Finding your community and getting involved
Black Students Virtual Welcome event.

11:00 am – Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
Location: Zoom

* Each attendee MUST RSVP in order to receive the link and password to the live event.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Position for Success Series:

Develop the Mindset of a Scholarship Award Winner

In this workshop series, our goal is to share knowledge and best practices to assist you in your journey to securing financial support towards your academic and professional goals. The only award opportunities that you miss, are the ones that you do not apply for, so we want to encourage and equip you to go after these applications with confidence. In the series, we will cover: how to find relevant scholarship awards, advice on how to prepare the best application (ie: the personal statement and reference selection) and how to overcome the limiting beliefs that stand in the way of our success in the award process.

Introductory Session: Oct 27
Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships: where are they, what’s the difference, and which one is best for me? : Nov 10
Tips for Applications: Nov 24
Personal Statements: Dec 8
The Mindset of an Award Winner: Dec 22

Where: Zoom

Time: Times vary per session – December 8 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET

How: Register online using the link below to get a confirmation link

Black Faculty Office Hours

W/ Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw

Our objective is to invite cross-faculty representation within the centre to engage Black Faculty with students in an informal capacity. These office hours allow students to seek general advice, inquiry into particular areas of expertise, teaching and research, and allow for a different pathway to develop substantial working relationships with Black Faculty on campus.

Beginning with Dr. Mbuagbaw, we want to bring to you a new kind of office hours.

Visit our website or register to gain access to the live link below.