The OPIRG Book Club fund supports book clubs at McMaster that discuss themes of social justice and environmentalism. While learning alone is not enough to fully engage in advocacy and activism, it is always an important first step.
Eligibility: The funding is open to all book clubs led by members of OPIRG McMaster (i.e., McMaster undergraduate students who did not opt-out of paying the OPIRG membership fee or individuals who have purchased a community membership).
The book clubs themselves can:
- Be new or existing book clubs;
- Be started as an individual initiative, as part of an existing club or course;
- Have membership that is not restricted to OPIRG McMaster memberships (e.g., can include undergraduate students, graduate students, McMaster staff, and community members).
Funding: Funding for book clubs will be available up to $1000. OPIRG will provide funding for:
- The purchase of books (either non-fiction or fiction);
- Any costs associated with mailing the books to book club participants;
- Any costs associated with hosting book club meetings (e.g., booking meeting space or providing refreshments).
Funds will be reimbursed after you provide receipts or proof of purchase. Whenever possible, we will try to source books from independent bookstores to support local businesses.