Light up the Night: Fifth Annual Year-End Block Party will boast multiple music performances. Music will begin on the main stage at 7pm. Special guest performance from Poesy will begin around 9pm. The Beaches will headline the main stage, and will begin their performance at approximately 10pm. As with everything happening with #MACBLOCKPARTY, there are no tickets and all students & alumni are welcome.
While carnival games are fun, some of the best times a group can have are while bonding over board games. Hosted by McMaster Geeks, featuring everything from Monopoly to Catan, board games will be held in the Bridges Cafe from 7:00-11PM. Feel free to drop-in and mingle as you please, and don't hesitate to bring your own games to throw into the mix. Team leaders will be stationed at each table helping manage and coordinate each game - so don't be afraid to try something new!
Between the concerts and events during the year at McMaster, we sometimes forget that a lot of incredible talent can be found right here on campus. Hosted by Residence Life inside Convocation Hall (UH 213) from 6-11 PM on April 9, the Light Up the Night Open Mic is your chance to take a break, relax, and have a first-hand look (and listen) at some of Mac's best kept musical secrets. Also, if you are an aspiring talent, this event is now accepting performers. Please follow this link to sign-up for a performance time slot.
Are the rides feeling too slow for you? Can’t win at the carnival games outside? Speed things up inside against your friends and peers with a round of drop-in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or bring your competitive edge and fight for glory in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament.
Hosted by Residence Life, both games will be running in the MUSC Atrium from 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Check out some good old-fashioned video game fun on the biggest screen on campus! The Smash Bros. tournament registration is on a first come, first served basis. Registration is available here.
It will be all fun and games on Scholar's Rd. between MUSC and Mary Keyes during #MACBLOCKPARTY. The street will be lined with carnival classics, ranging from rides to games of chance and skill. Whether you like The Gravitron, the Ferris wheel, Para-Trooper or the many carnival games, enjoy the atmosphere and have fun.
Our full line up of rides includes:
Join us at The Hungry Games – Food for Thought an interactive culinary showdown where some of McMaster’s top chefs will demonstrate their skills to find out who’s got the best ‘chops’! Hosted by Liana Bontempo, Registered Dietitian within Hospitality Services, students will learn about foods that can help power your brain and boost memory. Perfectly timed with exams only a few days away, McMaster’s award-winning hospitality team will be providing samples of the food for attendees.
Audience members will have a chance to ask the chefs and McMaster’s registered dietician any questions about how food can help with improving memory. In addition, guests will vote on their favourite dish to help crown the winner of The Hungry Games.
This event will be held inside Celebration Hall (KTH B116) starting at 6pm. The event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register for Hungry Games: Food For Thought.
This lecture is FREE, registration is required.
Dr. Samantha Nutt - two time graduate of McMaster University (’91 & ‘94) is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker. A medical doctor and the founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the front line of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited millions of war-affected children globally
Dr. Nutt is a respected authority on the civilian impact of war, international aid and foreign policy. She is a regular panelist on CBC’s flagship news program, The National, and her written work has appeared in numerous publications in Canada and the USA. Dr. Nutt’s critically-acclaimed book, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid, was a #1 bestseller. She has spoken at TED Talks Live: War & Peace in New York, and her talk on the deadly impact of small arms is featured on TED.com with over a million views. Dr. Nutt is a recipient of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour. She is a staff physician at Women's College Hospital in Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Doors Open: 4:30 p.m.
Talk Begins: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall, McMaster University
Lecture is FREE, registration is required.