This is an update from our newsletter It contains information on upcoming events, community-campus news, education news, and research news.
Major OCE Updates
Call for President’s Awards for Community Engaged Research Now Open!
Nominations Deadline: Friday December 20, 2019
Nominations are now open for the President’s Awards for Community Engaged Research. Nominations can be submitted in written, audio, or video form.
The awards recognize and celebrate teams of campus and community representatives who are either leading, or involved in community-campus research partnerships that are having an impact in the Golden Horseshoe and southwestern Ontario. The awards include a $10,000 grant towards furthering a specific community-engaged research project.
Last Call for C2UExpo2020 Lunch & Learn!
Call for Proposals Open Soon!
November 6, 12:00-1:00 pm | Hamilton Hall-103B
Community and campus partners are encouraged to join Office of Community Engagement staff to learn about this upcoming conference and discuss possible ideas for submissions. Hosted by Community-Based Research Canada, C2U Expo 2020 is a bi-annual Canadian led international conference that strengthens community-campus research and learning partnerships to address critical issues facing our communities. Hosted by NORDIK Institute, Algoma University, and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig. For more information, please contact C2UExpo2020@algomau.ca or visit their website.
The Office of Community Engagement will be hosting a lunch and learn about C2U Expo on Wednesday November 6 from 12-1pm in HH103B – Register for this information session. Bring your lunch and brainstorm ideas for proposals with our team.
The deadline for submissions is: December 15, 2019, 11:59 pm E.S.T.
Do you teach an experiential or project-based course that you would like to connect with real city challenges?
November 13, 10:00-11:30 am | CityLAB Hamilton
Do you have an idea for a way to solve city problems?
Join the CityLAB Matchmaker on November 13th to learn about the latest CityLAB challenges available for the Winter 2020 semester. This event will be your opportunity to sit down with City of Hamilton staff members and other educators in a roundtable format so that you can begin to scope out projects and develop curriculum connections. Register today!
Join us for the MacPherson-OCE Teaching & Learning Lunch ‘n’ Learn
November 14, 12:00-1:30 PM | Mills Library, Wong Classroom | Lunch Provided
The MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching is teaming up with the McMaster Office of Community Engagement to host the Experiential Education Teaching and Learning Network (TLN). The purpose of this TLN is to provide opportunities for educators (faculty, instructors, staff) to come together, discuss challenges and opportunities, and to collectively develop the solutions.
Reflection Development and Assessment
Explore Reflection as a critical tool for the development and evaluation of Experiential Learning opportunities. We will discuss how to assess students’ learning from experiential opportunities. Visit the Eventbrite page to register.
Are you looking to start your career in the innovative life science sector? Apply to the Synapse Competition and gain hands on experience working with a life science company, receive business training and make connections to the innovative life science community.
Make a long-lasting, positive difference as a mentor with Empowerment Squared by assisting newcomer youth and families with settling in Canada.
Choose from one of four programs: Academic Mentoring, Basketball, Makerspace, Hamilton Education Law Program. Training and support provided.
Volunteers play an essential role in the Empowerment Squared organization. Mentors commit to two hours of volunteering per week for a minimum of 10-15 weeks. Must attend training sessions, complete intake package, provide references and pass a vulnerable sector criminal background check.
Volunteers must also:
Be serious about their commitment
Be patient, respectful, and act within the boundaries defined by their position
Be committed to learning, diversity and youth development
Be willing to step out of their comfort zones in a supportive environment
Possess a desire to make a difference in someone’s life
Enjoy working with youth and newcomer communities in a supportive team environment
Program Training Runs: November 12 – 14, 2019. All training will occur from 4:30-6:30pm and location details will be shared once a date is chosen by volunteer.
Check out McMaster CCE’s new interactive sessions for newcomers!
Fall Classes Start November 16 | McMaster CCE
McMaster University Continuing Education’s new interactive session will help you develop the employability skills today’s Canadian employers are seeking.
Their Employability Skills and Cultural Fluency for the Canadian Workplace session will help you:
• Build upon your personal skills & knowledge
• Navigate the Canadian job market
• Analyze job postings
• Gain networking skills & opportunities
November 6, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM | The Waterfront Banquet & Conference Centre
Join Hamilton Public Health colleagues and local food system champions at the Food Strategy Forum to collaborate, innovate, and activate food actions in Hamilton.
Following a morning of thought-provoking presentations on key areas of the food system, the afternoon will provide the opportunity for attendees to engage in solution-focused discussions about food actions we can take in Hamilton. We will end the day with concrete next steps and commitment from attendees to contribute to enacting food actions.
Who Should Attend
The Forum is a platform to bring together stakeholders who are developing, implementing, and evaluating food system actions within the following themes:
November 7, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM | MUSC (in front of Union Market) | Online until November 11
In September 2020, The Socrates Projectwill host an ambitious “festival of ideas.” This 4-day celebration will shift our focus from the major crises our world is facing today, towards the kind of world we all want: healthy, safe, just and thriving.
The festival will welcome groups from across the campus and city – including major institutions, community groups, and pre-school classes – to explore and showcase the kind of thinking and actions that would define this “new world.” The format of this festival ranges from lectures to performances to information booths and displays. We want McMaster University and Hamilton to celebrate a world worth striving for.
They are engaging McMaster and the wider Hamilton community to help decide on a name for this initiative. The “Vote the Name” campaign will encourage people to vote on their favourite name out of the five listed. What if you don’t like any of the names on the list? No problem. You are welcome to suggest another name of your own.
In person: November 7 between 11:00 am- 2:00 pm at MUSC (in front of Union Market)
What You Can Win
If you vote in person at McMaster, you are guaranteed a FREE Socrates swag (notebook, water bottle, or tote bag)
Everyone who votes either online or in person will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 4 gift cards to local eateries (gift card valued at $25)
Support the McMaster United Way Campaign through the Online Auction!
Preview: November 5 | Open: November 11-25
The McMaster United Way Campaign provides an opportunity for employees 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.
The auction will open on November 11, 2019 at 10:00 am and will run until November 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
Check out the upcoming LIVELab Concert Series
Various Dates | LIVELab
Tickets are now available for the 2019-2020 LIVELab concert series! Season ticket holders receive discounted pricing and reserved seats.
The LIVE (Large Interactive Virtual Environment) Lab is a unique 106-seat research performance hall located on the second floor in the Psychology Building. Each night will include a cash bar, and most concerts include a short Science Snapshot featuring a local researcher.
NeuroMusic Keynote Concert
November 8, 8:00-10:30 PM | LIVELab, PC202A
$30 General Admission | $20 Student
“Neurobiological Effects of Making Music in the Elderly”
with Dr. Eckart Altenmüller, Director of the Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hannover, Germany and featuring Musical Illustrations by Márgaret Bárdos (Mezzo Soprano) and Krista Rhodes (Piano). For more information and tickets visit LIVELab’s website.