OPIRG McMaster events are designed to inspire and empower students to become active participants in their communities. We sponsor events with other individuals and organizations, and we also host our own events. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed about our many public events, including workshops on consensus decision-making and anti-oppression, film nights, and guest speakers. Students and community are welcome at all our events.
We have two major event series each year – Making Connections and Activist Skills Training.
Making Connections Week is OPIRG McMaster’s Social Justice and Environment Week. The event runs in annually September, at the beginning of the academic year, and is also known as McMaster’s Alternative Welcome Week.The goal of Making Connections is to highlight environmental and social justice issues, both locally and globally. These issues are significant and require engaged people from all backgrounds, skills and abilities. It is also an opportunity to connect McMaster students — from first year to graduate school — with Hamilton community members. Everyone is welcome to participate.
See here for 2016 schedule.
The Activist Skills Training Series was created to help individuals prepare and take action on issues in the public interest. Training is provided by community members on a variety of topics, from consensus decision-making to publicity and promotions.
See here for 2017 schedule.