At McMaster, international students have access to accredited experts on staff who offer extra guidance on academics, health, wellness, immigration, finances, housing, cultural and social matters and even finding the best cellphone plan.
As an incoming first-year student, we want to make sure every first-year student feels connected and supported, no matter what the academic year looks like. The Archway team is here for you.
We’re Here to Help
A former international student, Lajipe Sanwoolu combines her first-hand experience with her training as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant to advise students on immigration, student permits, employment permits, family visas and other matters. She also supports relationships between international students and employers, providing education about international hiring and dispelling hiring misconceptions. Immigration-related questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ana Pereira, an immigrant herself, helps students adjust to their new lives at McMaster and in Canada through transitional services, personal development and the International Student Buddy Program. She organizes workshops, coffee nights, outings and events for international students to enrich their McMaster experience.
Additional Student Support Services
Giving our students a safe and supportive learning environment is our top priority. All McMaster students are welcome to use the services offered by the Student Success Centre, Student Wellness Centre and the Equity and Inclusion Office.