WHAT IS THE MSS?
The McMaster Science Society (MSS) works to enhance the undergraduate science student experience through providing resources, services, and events. With the goal to support the diverse needs of the MacSci community, we're run by students, for students.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
We run a number of small and large events throughout the year.
Notable events in 2017 and 2018 include Formaldehyde, the Science Musical, and I Love Science Day.
We provide a range of services for students in the faculty of science.
This includes a science lounge, tutoring, mentoring, and even our own web series, MacSci Minutes.
We strive to make your experience here at McMaster the best it can be.
We do this through the resources we provide, including scholarships, grants, and a course advice forum.
We are now responsible for representing 15 unique sub-societies in the facultly of science.
We provide funding for and respect the needs of each society.
BY THE NUMBERS
STUDENTS IN THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE
EXECUTIVE MSS MEMBERS
YEARS OF THE MSS
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Hi, I'm Nicole Wong, a fourth year Chemical Biology Co-op student and the current MSS President.
Just a few words to get us started.
If this is your first time on our page, then let me welcome you to the McMaster Science Society! My name is Nicole Wong, a fourth year Chemical Biology student and this year's MSS President. The MSS works to enhance the undergraduate science student experience through providing resources, services, and events. With the goal to support the diverse needs of the MacSci community, we're run by students, for students. Whether it be tutoring for your MATH 1A03 course, a chance to connect at Formaldehyde, or events to explore novel career opportunities like Quantum Leap, we host that - and more! If you haven't already, take a chance to explore our site and learn more about what the MSS has to offer for you.
With university looking a little different this year, I am sure many of us have felt the stress of uncertainty over the last few months. During this time, frontline workers were exercising immense strength and dedication to their communities by working in the thick of the pandemic. Thanks to their hard work, conditions have improved here in Ontario, and I'd like to take the opportunity to acknowledge and thank them for their continued commitment and leadership during these times. COVID-19 is a new road for everyone, and the MSS is here to support our community as we steer through it.
This year, one of our main goals is to ensure we provide accessible and impactful programming. Our team is working to develop new ways to deliver our events, expand access to academic support such as our tutoring service, and ensure that you're able to connect with the MacSci community. On top of this, we're working to increase involvement opportunities within the MSS, improve our online engagement so you can know more about what we're up to, and build a new sustainability branch to kickstart a greener future. I'd also like to acknowledge the hard work of the MSS Executive Team, our amazing Sciclones, our Program Societies, and our many MSS volunteers, without whom none of this would even happen. Whether classes are on campus or not, it is our responsibility as the MSS to provide services and events for you to better your experience - and we're ready to do so, no matter what!
All of this being said, I'm excited for you to take on the next step in your science journey. Whether you're starting your first year at Mac, or you're an expert at navigating Kenneth Taylor Hall's basement, I wish you all of the best for both this year and beyond. And hey, if you ever have any questions, concerns, or new ideas that you'd like to bring forward, please don't hesitate to reach out and contact me! We're always looking for ways to improve our services and events, so input is always welcomed.
Stay rad, MacSci.
2020/21 MSS President