Connecting with your Community (on campus)

Members of the McMaster Pentacostal Students Society talk to their peers during World Religions Day 2013.

Members of the McMaster Pentacostal Students Society talk to their peers during World Religions Day 2013.

Chabad Lubavitch of Hamilton

With weekly Friday night dinners marked by a family atmosphere and delicious food, holiday programs, classes, and a warm place to chill, Chabad House strives to fill the needs of Jewish students.

Location: 177 Sterling Street
Contact: 905-529-7458

Church at Quarters

McMaster Inter-Varsity provides a lively and contemporary service of worship on the first Sunday evening each month for the University community. Also called the Church at Quarters, the campus pub (renamed TwelvEighty) is transformed into a Christian place of worship especially for these services.

Location: Basement, Togo Salmon Hall
Beside McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC)

Chair, Global Islam

Cordoba House

Cordoba House is a project of the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC). MAC is a religious, educational, social, charitable and non-profit organization. Its mission is to “establish an Islamic presence in Canada that is balanced, constructive and integrated though distinct within the social fabric and culture of Canada.” Cordoba House is the Hamilton chapter of MAC.

Location: 88 Forsyth Avenue North, Hamilton
Contact: 905-523-1555

Daughters of Abraham Dialogue Group

The goal of the dialogue group is to foster understanding and respect among the Abrahamic faith traditions.  An equal number of Muslim, Jewish and Christian students meet together about four times per academic term to discuss topics of mutual interest.   Diversity is sought among each tradition.  Applications for participation can be made to Carol Wood:


Every year the Indigenous Studies Program (ISP) and the Aboriginal Students Health Sciences (ASHS) Office have the privilege of hosting Elders-in-Residence. The Elders come into the student space weekly to do crafts, provide support and advice, and to share stories and laughter. Visit:

Elder- in-Residence: Bertha Skye
Indigenous Studies Program, McMaster University
Location: Hamilton Hall 103
Contact: 905-525-9140, Ext: 27426, email:

Elders-in-Residence Program at McMaster University

Hamilton Campus: Elders Elize Hartley (Metis) and Bertha Skye (Cree)
Niagara Campus: Elders Lorna Hill (Cayuga) and Gerard Sagassige (Ojibway)
McMaster Aboriginal Students Health Sciences (ASHS)

Location: Health Sciences Centre (HSC) 2A1E
Contact: 905-525-9140, Ext. 23935, email:

McMaster Hillel

Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially.

Location: McMaster University Commons Room B103, Hamilton
Contact: 905-522-7215

McMaster University Chaplaincy Centre

Ecumenical (Protestant); Christian Reformed; Roman Catholic, Orthodox
The McMaster University Chaplaincy Centre has an open door policy and offers responsive pastoral support to the whole community with personal counselling, bereavement support groups, public memorial services, and participation in McMaster University networks and programs. The Chaplaincy Centre works to make campus a hospitable place and to provide exam hospitality.

Location: MUSC Room 231
McMaster University
Contact: 905-525-9140, Ext. 24207;

McMaster Student Union (MSU)

The MSU supports a large number of widely diverse clubs including clubs that are faith-based or focussed on spirituality.  For more information, visit the MSU office or click onto their website, below:
Location: MUSC Room 201
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Open Circle

Open Circle is a diverse and consensus-based community for McMaster students where members value, respect and learn from each other. Open Circle creates forums to discuss life, spiritual and societal issues in addition to linking McMaster students to group volunteer opportunities throughout Hamilton.

Location: MUSC Room 215e
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