McMaster University’s upper-year students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have a new year-round housing option.
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I love Hamilton. The city is not too big and traffic is manageable, which was a welcome change coming from large cities in India. There are beautiful trails nearby campus. People are polite!
My supervisor Dr. Cheryl Quenneville created a welcoming, friendly lab workspace. Within a week, I felt a sense of community and not like the new kid. Dr. Quenneville treats us like colleagues. I’ve also found there’s lots of networking and seminar opportunities so you can build connections.
shops & services
Housing & Conference Services recommends nearby grocery stores, retail shops, pharmacies, health clinics and more.
• Samir Super Market
• Eastern Food Market
• Al Amin Grocery & Halal Meat
• Al Sham Market
Chinese and East Asian
• B&T Food
• Tan Thanh Supermarket
Indian and South Asian
• GroceryZone Hamilton
• Many of the halal stores carry South Asian products
• Many ingredients used in Iranian cooking are available at halal stores
• La Bodeguita
• Lola Latin Grocery
• Latin Food and Products
A lot of my community in undergrad stemmed from other students who are in my program. I’ve also become close with my lab group members, attending socials and bonding activities. I also was on the synchronized swim team during undergrad and now coach the team. Extracurriculars are a great way to get connected with others.
I’d advise students to explore the Hamilton community because it has a rich heritage. You will find people from different parts of the world with unique experiences and outlooks. People are friendly and helpful.