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Back to Mac: Facility Services team members share about working on campus during the pandemic

What can we learn from those who have been on campus throughout the pandemic? Multiple Facility Services team members participated in a McMaster Daily News photo story where they were asked about this exceptional time on campus and what advice they have for those returning in the Fall. Their perspectives reflect how this group of […]

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Back to Mac: Ground Department helps create more spaces to connect outdoors on campus

Muskoka chairs in front of L.R. Wilson Hall

To welcome more McMaster community members back to campus this fall, Facility Services is helping to equip outdoor spaces with additional seating to provide more opportunities to safely learn, study and collaborate in the fresh air. UTS has also increased Wi-Fi capacity outdoors on campus. Students, staff and faculty members will find additional outdoor gathering […]

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Back to Mac: Parking Services offers flexible options for Fall 2021

Car entering McMaster parking lot

McMaster’s Parking Services team is excited to welcome more students, staff and faculty members to campus in the Fall. In anticipation, flexible parking pass options to accommodate new or increasing levels of in-person activities on campus will be available this Fall.  Learn more about the flexible options, including full-time and part-time parking passes or placing […]

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Back to Mac: Custodial Services featured in campus cleaning plan story

Custodian cleaning to COVID-19 protocols

Safety is the top priority as McMaster’s Facility Services team prepares campus for the return of more students, staff and faculty members in the Fall of 2021. McMaster has a comprehensive cleaning plan in place for the Fall. As part of this plan, Custodial Services will clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, like door handles and light switches, in high traffic areas with increased […]

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Back to Mac: Utility Services assessing and upgrading campus ventilation systems

Utility Services assessing ventilation systems

As McMaster’s Facility Services prepares campus for the return of more students, staff and faculty members in the Fall of 2021, safety measures are guided by Public Health and the latest scientific research. The Utility Services team manages ventilation systems on campus and are featured on the Back to Mac website detailing the ventilation plan […]

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First campus-wide Sustainability Report features Facility Services initiatives

Sustainability, in all its forms, matters to the McMaster community. The focus on environmental sustainability runs through every part of the university, from teaching and research to the campus environment and operations. In years past, Facility Services created a standalone report detailing how our team is reducing carbon emissions, waste, and energy use on campus. […]

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Earth Day celebrations adjusted to reflect the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations around the globe. Traditional Earth Day celebrations will be adjusted this year to reflect the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the entire world. At McMaster, the university’s Sustainability Committee has developed a list of activities that are being planned for Earth Day, with […]

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University to reimburse prepaid parking for time impacted by COVID-19

The University has agreed to provide reimbursement for prepaid parking fees for the time impacted by COVID-19.  Students A credit will be issued to students who prepaid parking for half of the month of March and any other subsequent months during the period when the university is open only to those providing essential services and […]

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