Engineering Support Services (The Hub) – Faculty of Engineering
Drone view of the John Hodgins Engineering Building

Engineering Support Services The Hub

Located on the second floor of the John Hodgins Engineering Building (JHE 216A). If you are lost or are looking for something please drop by – we would be more than happy to direct you.

The Hub

Listed below, you’ll find resources that we offer to the McMaster Engineering community. Our services include managing key and access cards, booking coordination for meeting rooms, printing (including exams), binding, and lamination. 

For academic inquiries please contact your Student Advisor or the Office of the Registrar

If you are a student seeking information or interested in applying to the Faculty of Engineering, please email thinkeng@mcmaster.ca

Office hours

The office (JHE-216A) will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for key and access card transactions.  We are closed for lunch from 12 – 1 p.m.

Please email thehub@mcmaster.ca if you have any questions.

Phone:  905- 525-9140 ext. 27291

Our team

  • Caroline Way

    Technical Administrative Assistant, Engineering Support Services (The Hub)
    Location

    JHE 216A

    Phone

    905-525-9140 ext. 27291

  • Melissa Robinson

    Technical Administrative Assistant, Engineering Support Services (The Hub)
    Location

    JHE 216A

Keys and Access Cards

The office will be open, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm for lunch) for key and access card transactions. 

Cash is no longer recommended for the Key and Access Card transactions. Where possible, keys and access cards are now issued with your deposit as a charge to your student account.  The money will be credited to your account once keys or cards are returned.

  •  Keys: $20 deposit
  •  Access cards: $10 deposit
  • If you are a paid McMaster employee you can get a free Working at McMaster employee access card by emailing axiomrep@mcmaster.ca
  • Those authorized to submit physical key requests may do so by completing the Key Authorization Form

Undergrad lab access

  • Undergrad lab access is issued based on your class schedule and department. 
  • Access cards automatically renew and updated each semester after the add-drop date. 
  • If you do not have an access card – stop by our office (JHE-216A) to pick one up.

General access

  • Each department in Engineering authorizes access to their rooms.
  • If you require access to a room, please visit the corresponding department first.
  • Once you have obtained departmental approval, please contact our office.

Undergrad Hatch access

All Engineering undergrad students are eligible to obtain an access card for the Hatch building.

The access card will open up the following rooms:

  • H101 – The Engineering Lounge
  • H201 – Meeting Study Area
  • H203 – Meeting Study Area
  • H204A – Council Room (first door)
  • H204B – Council Room (second door)
  • H205 – Meeting Study Area
  • H324 – Collaborative Learning Centre

The card requires a (refundable) $10 deposit.
As the card will be active until you graduate this access cannot be added to existing access cards.

The Dean’s meeting rooms can be booked through The Hub if you are a McMaster staff or faculty member in Engineering.

Registered Undergraduate student clubs in engineering can book: JHE-265,  JHE-H324, JHE-326B, or JHE-328 for engineering events/meetings only. 

 To book the JHE lobby/main floor please contact Conference Services (meet@mcmaster.ca)

JHE Meeting Rooms

The Hub books the following meeting rooms in the John Hodgins Engineering Building (JHE). 

Student clubs must email thehub@mcmaster.ca to request a booking. 

JHE-265

Capacity: 14-16 people around the boardroom table; room holds up to 21 people

Media available: TV projection system (Kramer), whiteboards, videoconferencing (Zoom) and teleconferencing

JHE-H324 (Collaborative Learning Centre)

Capacity: 24 chairs around 8 long tables

Media available: TV projection system (Kramer) with up to 4 independent screens, videoconferencing (Zoom) and teleconferencing

JHE-326B

Capacity: 12-14 people around the boardroom table; room holds up to 21 people

Media available: Built-in projector (and cables) with screen, whiteboards and telephone

JHE-328 (The Engineering Lounge)

Capacity: TBA

JHE-328A

Capacity: 16 people around the boardroom table

Media available: TV projection system (Kramer)

JHE-A114 (Dean’s Executive Boardroom)

Capacity: 34 people around the boardroom table

Media available: TV projection system (Kramer), videoconferencing (Zoom), teleconferencing and telephone

ABB Tower Meeting Rooms

All rooms seat a maximum of 8 people.  These rooms are not available to student clubs.

ABB C102 –TV projection system (Kramer)

ABB C201 –TV projection system (Kramer)

ABB D301 –TV projection system (Kramer)