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Supporting Students


The Provost oversees the Faculties where students learn to be leaders, as well as the Office of Student Affairs where students access critical resources for their health, wellbeing and academic success.

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Student Success Centre Get resources

Learn ways to boost your academic skills, progress in your career, take charge of your finances and seize global opportunities.

Crisis Resources Reach out

If you have immediate safety concerns for yourself or others, call campus security at 905-522-4135 if you are on campus or call 911 if you are off campus. Otherwise, look through this page to find the resources that work for you.

Mental Health Find support

Discover resources that are available both on and off campus to support your mental health and wellbeing.

Parents Learn about student life

Have a child who’s attending McMaster? Find the information you need to best support your student.

How Our Academic Leaders are Supporting Students


Associate Vice-President (Students and Learning) & Dean of Students - Sean Van Koughnett Learn More

The AVP (Students and Learning) is also the Dean of Students and is responsible for providing vision, leadership and successful management of several diverse student affairs programs and services.

Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies - Steve Hranilovic Learn More

The vice-provost and dean of graduate studies is responsible for fostering innovation, leading the expansion of interdisciplinary offerings and for enhancing the recruitment of graduate students among other duties.

Associate Vice-President (Equity & Inclusion) - Barrington Walker Learn More

The Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) is a central resource where expertise is proactively drawn upon by administrators, faculty, staff, and students: to advance unit-specific and institutional equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.

Vice-Provost (International Affairs) - Bonny Ibhawoh Learn More

The Office of International Affairs is responsible for the development and realization of our Global Engagement Strategy. They build international institutional partnerships and advise and support McMaster faculty and staff with creating opportunities for international activities and collaborations.