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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.

Why You Should Become a Member of PACBIC

Dr. Ameil Joseph was interviewed by CFMU 93.3 about why you should become a member of PACBIC:

Jan 02, 2018

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

PACBIC Statement anti-semitism and hate: Condemning the Rising and Continuing Acts of Anti-Semitism, Jewish Hatred, Desecration of Jewish Cemeteries and Threats of Violence: A Joint Statement

Jan 02, 2018

'We must speak out against racism' - Dr. Ameil Joseph in University Affairs Magazine

We cannot sit passively by and let the seeds of hatred that have been sown to flourish.

Aug 16, 2017

Meeting Schedule 2018-19

Please note that all members of the campus community are welcome to attend PACBIC meetings and participate in the working groups.

  1. Thursday, October 4th, 2018 
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  2. Thursday, November 8th, 2018 
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  3. December Meeting: To Be Confirmed

  4. Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 
    1:30 a.m. – 3:30 a.m.

  5. Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  6. Tuesday, March 5th, 2019    
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  7. Thursday, April 4th, 2019   
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  8. Tuesday, May 7th, 2019  
    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

All PACBIC meetings take place in Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall Room 111

To receive the meeting schedule, agendas and reminders please join the PACBIC email distribution list, by contacting

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