Quality of Life

At McMaster University, we understand the challenges people face when trying to manage the demands of work and personal life. 

Walk, Stroll, Run

The Healthy Workplace Committee is made up of a broad cross section of dedicated and committed McMaster employees. The Group came together with the common goal of empowering employees to make positive choices for health and well-being.

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Be ErgoSmart

McMaster is dedicated to proactively working towards a healthy workplace including offering ergonomic solutions for employees. In support of this program, general attendance ergonomic training courses are offered on a monthly basis. Individual workstation / practice assessments are also available to individual employees upon request.

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Athletics and Recreation

David Braley Athletic Centre

A world class sports facility offering the Pulse Fitness Centre, gymnasium, cardio gallery, cycling studio, indoor track, indoor rock climbing wall, international sized squash courts, High Performance Training Area, Hall of Fame, and Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre.

  • The Pulse Fitness Centre
  • Intramural Sports and Recreation Clubs
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Services
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Workplace Wellbeing Newsletter

Workplace wellbeing relates to all aspects of your work life at McMaster from the health and safety of your physical environment, work life balance, to opportunities for professional growth and development. Essentially it is how you feel about your work and your workplace environment.

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Career IQ Newsletters

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Spotlight on the Arts

A year-long festival designed to foster relationships and to showcase how the arts connect people and ideas, activate cultural discourse, empower life-long learning, and integrate multiple disciplines in distinctive modes of inquiry.

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Homewood Health

Supporting your personal and professional wellness. McMaster’s Employee Assistance Program provider offering all employees an understanding, confidential, supportive environment where they can help solve life issues and grow the hope of a better future. Please contact 1-800-663-1142 for details.

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Employee Lounge Spaces

Employees can access clean and comfortable lounges located in Arthur Bourns Building 273, Burke Science Building 239A, Campus Services Building (2nd floor), Commons Building (2nd floor), DeGroote School of Business 237, Downtown Centre 125, Downtown Centre 220, Downtown Centre 406 , Gilmour Hall B106, Ivor Wynne Centre 217, Kenneth Taylor Hall B109.

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Human Rights and Equity Services (HRES)

Human Rights and Equity Services (HRES) strives to make McMaster a university community where all students, staff, and faculty can learn, work and live in equality and respect. To this end, HRES actively promotes an environment free from harassment and discrimination.

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Ombuds Office

The University Ombuds Office works to ensure that all students, staff, and faculty are treated in a fair and equitable manner within the institution. The Ombuds do not advocate for a particular side in a dispute; but rather attempt to reach a fair and just resolution to a conflict.

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