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Find the most recent updates here, as well as FAQs and information for students, faculty and staff.

COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Survey (CVCS)

RDC News: August 2021

Upcoming holiday hour changes, Saturday hours for August, increasing station capacity, and a new data set.

Jul 26, 2021

Upcoming holiday hours changes


Please note the upcoming changes to the usual centre operating hours this month:

  • CLOSED for the August Civic Holiday, Monday August 2nd.

Have a safe and happy long weekend!


Saturday Hours - On Demand

This month we will be offering on-demand Saturday hours.  We will be open on an 'appointment' basis, only if requested - this will be done through the online booking system (at

Offered dates for Saturday hours this month are:

  • Saturday, August 21st - 12pm to 4pm



Increasing station capacity

Starting in August, we will be adding a new computer to our bookable stations - this will increase the RDC's capacity to a total of 7 workstations. 

Please continue to visit to make your bookings.


Update re: the RDC safety protocol

The McMaster RDC has decided to make mask-wearing mandatory until at least the end of 2021. Thank you for your cooperation.


New data sets at the RDC: 

COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Survey (CVCS)

The objective of this survey is to collect information on COVID-19 vaccination rates. This survey aims to:
•    measure COVID-19 vaccination rates across Canada
•    find out about knowledge and perceptions regarding COVID-19 vaccines and about the sources of information that people rely on.
More information on this survey can be found HERE.

If you would like more information on how to submit a proposal for access to this data see  For more information about the RDC program please contact your local RDC analyst.