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PACBIC Resources

PACBIC Resources

Annual Reports, Minutes and Dialogues

Working Groups

Working Groups

PACBIC Working groups meet to do the work of inclusion and equity on campus. The PACBIC working groups are open to all members of the campus community, even to those who are not PACBIC members.

PACBIC Membership

PACBIC Membership

PACBIC is made up of organizational members who represent specific areas on campus, and individual members who bring their interest and expertise to the committee.

PACBIC aims to:

  • Identify and anticipate issues affecting equity-seeking communities both within the University and relevant to those seeking access to the University, and to advise the President on such issues;
  • Provide a forum for discussion, reflection and learning on issues of inclusion, equity and community-building and, in keeping with the spirit of the University, create spaces for respectful debate on important social issues;
  • Provide advice to the President on the planning and development of policies and programs related to “building an inclusive community with a shared purpose” (the third strategic goal of Refining Directions), both within the University and the broader McMaster community; 
  • Meet with the President at least once a year to discuss PACBIC’s work and progress;
  • Provide reports and make recommendations for action to the President, the University Planning Committee (UPC) and other relevant University bodies in order to channel advice through the University structure and thus sustain a University culture that advances equity and inclusion.

Denouncing Anti-Black Racism and Supporting BIPOC Communities

This past week, the PACBIC Priorities & Planning Steering Committee members were seized with the news of and circumstances surrounding the death of George Floyd, and the subsequent widespread outcry against anti-Black violence. We add our voices to this outcry and stand in solidarity with everyone for whom anti-Black racism is a daily lived experience. We must speak out against the prevalence of anti-Black racism and violence that continues within our societies. Read the full statement from PACBIC’s Priorities and Planning Steering Committee
Jun 01, 2020

Hamilton Community Organizations in Support of International Students and New Immigrants

If you are in any kind of distress/need due to COVID, please contact one of the following:
Apr 03, 2020


Within our diverse community, PACBIC recognizes that persons who are racialized, who are living with a disability, and who have lower incomes may be most marginalized in the weeks and months ahead while efforts are made to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Mar 19, 2020

2020-2021 Meeting Schedule

Due to COVID-19, meetings will not be in person for the 2020-2021 year. All meetings will be conducted virtually
Visit McMaster's COVID Updates for more information.

New Member Orientation (PACBIC members only)
Monday October 26, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

PACBIC Meetings (Open to the McMaster community)
Wednesday November 11, 2020
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday February 11, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday April 1, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please note that all members of the campus community are welcome to attend PACBIC meetings and participate in the working groups.
If you are a community member interested in attending a PACBIC meeting, please email for meeting details.

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