Academic Resources & Career-Oriented Support
Student Success Centre (SSC)
For academic resources and services, including academic coaching, workshops and events, please see the SSC website below:
Office of the Registrar
For resources that offer academic advising, please see the Associate Dean of Science page: https://science.mcmaster.ca/associatedean/current-students/academic-advising.html
For information about academic accommodations for online courses due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please see https://registrar.mcmaster.ca/covid-19/#tab-1.
For specific information about the Fall 2020 semester, please visit: https://registrar.mcmaster.ca/term-information/.
The MNS offers mentorship through our Synapse Mentorship Program that may provide academic peer support and guidance. For more information about the mentorship program, please click below:
For information about course requirements and enrolment, please see the Honours Neuroscience academic calendar: https://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/preview_program.php?catoid=41&poid=22190.
Mental Health Support
Student Wellness Centre Resources
The Student Wellness Centre provides resources, information, and support towards all students.
Please click the buttons below to learn about mental health resources and information:
To access counselling services offered by the Student Wellness Centre, please click below:
For crisis support, visit MUSC B101 for an urgent, but non-emergency, counselling appointment. Please click below for more information:
McMaster Students Union (MSU) Resources
The McMaster Student Union (MSU) provides various peer support services.
For confidential physical or sexual health support, along with menstrual products, pregnancy testing and contraceptives, please visit the Student Health Education Centre (SHEC) in MUSC 202. For more information, please visit their website: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/6-student-health-education-centre-shec.
Women + Gender Equity Network (WGEN) is a student-run service that is focused on the wellbeing of women, transfolk individuals who identify outside the gender binary, and sexual assault survivors. A safe space is provided in MUSC 204. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/46-women-and-gender-equity-network.
The MSU offers the Pride Community Centre service where a safe and supportive community is provided for LGBTQ+ students at McMaster. Educational programming, peer support and resources are available, along with a safe community that welcomes and respects the expression of one’s sexual identity. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/9-pride-community-centre-pcc.
Counselling and Consultation: text 647-494-8383, or call 1-877-390-7325, or visit realcampus.ca/mcmaster.
The Marauder’s Map
Please click below to view a map created by the Student Wellness Centre for an interactive platform that encompasses wellness resources offered by the campus and surrounding areas. You can also find the locations of all-gender washrooms on campus, quiet locations to unwind or relax, and religious/spiritual spaces.
Off Campus Mental Health Resources
To access mental health resources and support available internationally, visit these sites:
Mind Your Mind: https://mindyourmind.ca/help/where-call
Check Point Global: https://checkpointorg.com/global/
To access various Canada-wide mental health resources and support, visit these sites:
Canadian Mental Health Association: https://cmha.ca/
Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport: https://www.ccmhs-ccsms.ca/mental-health-resources-1
Youth Mental Health Canada: https://ymhc.ngo/
Mental Health First Aid Canada: https://www.mhfa.ca/en/general-resources
Text Help and Support Lines:
Good2Talk: Call 1-866-925-5454, a 24-Hour Support Line that offers free professional and confidential support for all students in Ontario
Text 45645 from the hours of 4PM to 12AM EST, if you are feeling down, depressed, in panic, anxious, or suicidal, and a safe and caring person will text you back immediately and continue to text with you. A free and accessible service for anyone who needs someone to talk to.
If you are concerned about your own mental health, or the wellbeing of someone you know, visit these sites for crisis support and suicide prevention:
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: https://suicideprevention.ca/need-help/
Crisis Services Canada: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/
For mental health resources and support within Anti-Racism/Anti-Black Racism/Anti-Oppression frameworks, visit the following sites:
Across Boundaries: https://www.acrossboundaries.ca/
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Colour Network: https://www.nqttcn.com/
LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Colour: https://www.lgbtqpsychotherapistsofcolor.com/albany-ca
Black Health Alliance: http://blackhealthalliance.ca/
Black Mental Health Resources: https://blackmentalhealthmatters.carrd.co/#
BIPOC Mental Health Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dWShg0TZ7nJz5YJsCa1DyGCGTJMrUEd8du5vC6boVhs/mobilebasic
Black Mental Wellness: https://www.blackmentalwellness.com/
Toronto Anti-Black Racism and Mental Health Resources: https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/96a4-t4a-abr-bmh-resources.pdf
For resources and support towards coming out around gender identity or sexual orientation, visit these sites:
Sex & U: https://www.sexandu.ca/
Pflag Canada: http://pflagcanada.ca/
Youth Line Canada: https://www.youthline.ca/
For resources related to substance misuse, addiction, and mental health, please see the sites below:
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: http://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-illness-and-addiction-index
The Recovery Village: https://www.ridgefieldrecovery.com/treatments/co-occurring-disorders/
Office of the Registrar:
For emergency financial support, visit the site https://registrar.mcmaster.ca/aid-awards/emergency-financial-support/.
For information about various resources, including scholarships, bursaries, and OSAP/government aid, visit the site https://registrar.mcmaster.ca/aid-awards/.
For more information about scholarships and awards for science students, visit the site https://science.mcmaster.ca/sis/student-opportunities/scholarship-awards.html.
McMaster Students Union (MSU) Resources
For general information about financial assistance offered by the MSU:
McMaster Science Society (MSS) Resources
For financial aid related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, see the Science Employment Grant offered by the MSS:
Scholarships & Awards
Scholarships Canada: https://www.scholarshipscanada.com/
Student Awards: https://yconic.com/?redirect_from=studentawards
Canada Student Grants and Loans – https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid/grants-loans.html