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We are located at the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC) in Room 229.

Resource Centre:

(905) 525-9140 ext.27289


Fall/Winter Office hours (September to April)
Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Spring/Summer Office hours (May, June and August – closed month of July)
Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Mailing Address

MUSC 229
McMaster University
1280 Main St W
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4S4


OPIRG employs three permanent part-time staff to support student engagement. Staff are members of CUPE 1281.

Shelley PorteousOffice Coordinator
Phone: 905-525-9140 x27289

Cecilia Irazuzta

Financial Administrator

(Co-ordinator of Information and Administration)

905-525-9140 ext. 27289

Randy Kay
Randy KayCoordinator of Volunteers
I joined OPIRG McMaster as staff in 1998 after volunteering and helping start Recycle Cycles as a working group, as well as serving as a radio host for a political issues show on McMaster’s CFMU 93.3 FM and writing for local alternative news publications.
Since joining OPIRG McMaster I have received a certificate in Volunteer Management from Mohawk College and a certificate in Public Relations from McMaster Continuing Education to go with my Journalism Diploma (Sheridan College) and B.A. Hons from McMaster in English Literature.
My goal is to improve OPIRG’s capability to support student leaders and to see measurable impact from our public interest efforts.

“Solving serious problems can be fun” -rk