LOVE – every day of my life at MAC was filled with LOVE and OPENNESS. Every experience inspired me to do better. All the people that came into my life; whether it was for a brief period of time, or longer, influenced me. Through all this we smiled, laughed, got emotional, explored and discovered ourselves more. Spending time with so many great people (friends, roommates, professors, peers), and having the chance to truly BE YOURSELF is a memory I never want to give back!
These are the glory days — they aren’t going to last forever. To all the first years at MAC: BE GLORIOUS!
Two photos of McMaster memories:
Graduation Day 1950: (L-R) Doreen, Frances, Marni and Margaret.
Aloise, Janet and Jean. Note the long skirt which became fashionable after the War, and the head scarf.
I was in Mac 1974-1978. Even though it was more than 3 decades ago the sweet memory of life at Mac is still fresh. A small group of us from Singapore and Malaysia had a niche in Mills Library. Mills was our first home. We spent more hours in Mills than in our apartment at Camelot Towers. In between classes or when we need a break from studying, we would go down to Mills basement to have our coffee from the coffee machine and just chilled out with a cup of hot coffee. We still refer to Mills Library and our coffee time at the basement with very fond memories whenever we get the time to have a get-together in Singapore.
Meeting my beautiful wife (Laura ’07)!
This picture was taken just prior to our wedding this past summer on campus outside of faculty hollow. We don’t live in the area anymore but wanted to have our pictures taken at a special place for both of us.
One of my favourite things was spending days in 10 Acre Field playing rugby. I always felt so fortunate to have such a beautiful place to play … every evening and weekend, watching the colours turn in the woods around the fields, smelling the leaves and the earth … I still talk about those days and that field – it was truly a gift.
My favorite moments at Mac were the classical concerts in the University Hall, McMaster Art museum and the Mills library.
I also loved walking with my family through the campus enjoying the beautiful architecture and peace of the surrounding nature, especially during the autumn. Squirrels and rabbits running around are also unforgettable.