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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.

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

Meeting Schedule 2019-2020

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

  1. Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 
    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  2. Thursday, November 14th, 2019
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  3. CANCELLED: Thursday December 12th, 2019
    NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: L.R. Wilson Hall, Community Room 1003
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  4. Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  5. Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 
    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  6. Tuesday, March 10th, 2020   
    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  7. CANCELLED: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020  
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  8. CANCELLED: Tuesday, May 5th, 2020  
    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

All PACBIC meetings take place in Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall Room 111 (NOTE: December 12th, 2019 meeting location is L.R. Wilson Hall, Community Room 1003)

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

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