Set Your Financial Goals for 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018 | 1:30 P.M. – 2:20 P.M. | Gilmour Hall, Room 110

The purpose of this workshop is to discover what is important to you financially. Once you do that you can devise goals that ensure that you feel in control and empowered when it comes to handling your money. We’ll explore why goals are so important, what to consider when you make them, look at some typical student goals and master completing your own.

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This event is part of #Goals Week. Check out the full schedule of events taking place between Sunday, January 14 – Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Healthy Eating/Cooking on a Budget

Monday, January 15, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.| Bridges Cafe

Is your New Year’s resolution to eat better? Are you worried you won’t be able to afford to eat healthy on a student budget?

Bridges Café, Chef Laidlaw will teach you how to make nutritious food that won’t go over budget. You will get to enjoy samples after a live cooking demonstration and have a chance to win a hospitality gift card! This event takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Bridges Café. Registration is now open on

This event is part of #Goals Week. Check out the full schedule of events taking place between Sunday, January 14 – Saturday, January 20, 2018.

The Game of Life: IRL

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Various Times (Between 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.) | TwelvEighty Bar & Grill

It’s time to play The Game of Life, but this time, In Real Life. Start the game by choosing your path of job search or pursuing further education, then follow your path to see where your journey takes you. Chance and luck will play a part in this journey as you learn more about getting prepared for your next step, creating an action plan, building a budget, and then successfully transitioning from University to Life After Mac.

This fun and interactive game will introduce you to the services and resources provided by the Student Success Centre while leading you through a simulated version of the Game of Life. You never know what ups and downs you’ll encounter along the way and we can’t wait for you to come on out and play.

Spin the spinner for your chance to win some great prizes at the end of the game! Register to reserve your time slot will take place inside TwelvEighty.

This event is part of Life After Mac, a series of events and programs designed for the students thinking about life after McMaster. Life After Mac is a collaboration between McMaster Students Union, McMaster University Alumni Association, and the Student Success Centre.

Scams and Frauds

Monday, March 19, 2018 | 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. | Gilmour Hall, Room 110

Do you ever worry about getting scammed or has this already happened to you? You might be surprised at how easy it is to be tricked by someone trying to steal money, property, your identity or a service . Come to this special presentation and listen to the experts from the Hamilton Police Crime Prevention Unit as they provide tips, advice, and examples that will help you not get scammed. Bring your questions.

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