Associate Vice-President (Students and Learning) and Dean of Students

Hello, my name is Sean Van Koughnett. My responsibility as the Associate Vice-President (Students and Learning) and Dean of Students is to oversee service delivery and staff whose focus and purpose is to support the overall health and welfare of students at McMaster.

The Student Affairs office resolves issues brought to us by students, parents, and our community. In addition to the student services listed, Student Affairs, in consultation with student governments, assesses current trends and needs to enhance student life at McMaster.

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Sean Van Koughnett

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Student Awards

President's Award of Excelence in Student Leadership recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to the McMaster University community through excellence in student leadership.

Student AwardsProcess and Past Winners

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Undergraduate Student Initiative Fund

Support for full-time undergraduate students and Recognized MSU student clubs/organizations and academic societies in pursuing extra-curricular endeavours.

Undergraduate Student Initiative FundSubmission Criteria and Process

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Student Life Enhancement Fund (SLEF)

Seed capital and financial support for student-run and University -based service providers to expand their programming, infrastructure and/or operations.

Student Life Enhancement Fund (SLEF)Find out more about SLEF