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Apply Now for the Tuition Assistance and Bursary Benefits

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Did you know that eligible McMaster employees can receive a tuition benefit for themselves or their spouse/dependants? The Tuition Assistance and Bursary Benefits program supports lifelong learning and academic wellness for McMaster employees and their families. Applications are now open for the 2021/2022 academic year. Are you interested in taking advantage of your professional growth […]

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WorkPerks August Instagram Giveaway

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Through a partnership with Venngo, McMaster is pleased to offer all employees and their extended families, an employee discount program called “WorkPerks” to support their financial wellness.  This program provides flexibility and a considerable number of discount options. Venngo is currently offering an August Perk of the Month contest, which allows social media users to […]

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Guiding Principles for 2021 Vacation Time

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As our community continues to consider the evolving nature of the pandemic and planning for the remainder of 2021, both business and personal, we understand it may be helpful to confirm the guiding principles regarding scheduling and use of vacation time.  Enabling staff to take care of their own well-being and that of their family […]

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2021-2022 Benefit Rates for Group Life and AD&D Insurances

The University engages in an annual renewal process for all the benefit plans provided to employees. McMaster University has been a longstanding participant in the University Life Insurance Plan (ULIP). This group is comprised of 12 universities and has contracted with Sun Life Financial to provide Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) benefits in addition to […]

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Homewood Health and Kids Help Phone Partner to Offer Additional Support

Back-to-school previously signaled a time of renewal and change, exciting most students and families as they prepared for the new school year. In 2020, that excitement has been coupled with anxiety and in some instances fear for parents, kids, teachers and others who work in and around schools. Although physical distancing and wearing face masks […]

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A Message to Employees from the David Braley Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU! The David Braley Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre has reopened for in-person care. Increased health & safety measures have been put in place to help ensure you receive the care you need for your injuries. All clinic visits are by appointment only, and pre-screening will be done prior to your visit […]

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Sun Life Virtual Paramedical Services

Important Information for McMaster Employees About Virtual Paramedical Services As part of McMaster University’s benefit plans, eligible employees and their dependents are covered, subject to plan maximums, for virtual paramedical services. Read more in the new resource called Sun Life: Extending Coverage for Virtual Services that is linked to applicable Benefits sections on eligible employee […]

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Emergency Out-of-Country Coverage and COVID-19

Important Information for McMaster Employees About Emergency Out-of-Country Coverage and COVID-19 As part of McMaster University’s benefit plans, eligible employees and their dependents are covered, subject to plan maximums, for emergency out-of-country expenses as described in the Travel Benefit and Medi-Passport. The Emergency Out-of-Country Coverage plan will cover you while you are travelling should you or […]

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Pension Portal for Members of the Salaried Pension Plan 2000


This message is for members of the Salaried Pension Plan 2000 “When can I retire?” and “What will my pension be when I retire?” These are two questions that are frequently asked by members of the Pension Plan. The new Pension Portal can provide you with the answers and is now available to active members […]

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