My name is Mary. I am in my third year of health studies and gerontology at the department of health aging and society. Presently, I am the 2013 OPIRG McMaster Alternative Welcome Week Coordinator. I am working on making the fourth welcome week event a success. My work includes contacting the various working groups at OPIRG such as the Hamiltonians for Migrant and Refugee Health, Food Not Bombs and Fossil Free McMaster. This year’s Alternative Welcome week is of interest to students who are concerned with social justice initiatives such as the environment, human trafficking among others.

OPIRG has helped me learn a lot about the work that is being done both in Hamilton by the OPIRG working groups and in the community with projects that we will be organized this year including Super Crawl- organized at James Street South for those who love entertainment and art as well as the Re: Brand Hamilton Project.