Consistently ranked as one of the top research universities in Canada and one of the country’s most innovative, McMaster believes in creating an innovative and stimulating learning environment where students can prepare themselves to excel, both at the university and beyond. Science is a research-focused student-centred Faculty at the heart of McMaster University.
Our students are taught by some of the leading scientific researchers in their fields and receive fantastic opportunities to participate in ground-breaking research. Our numerous graduate programs are respected around the world. Together we investigate worlds from the nano scale to the theoretical, and everything in between. We explore areas as diverse as the best ways to teach and learn, activities to stay healthy, and new methods to model and view the universe, among many others.
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Laurel Trainor, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, and Director of the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind (MIMM), will become the Faculty’s newest member of the Royal Society of Canada when she is inducted this November. Trainor is one of 87 new Fellows elected from across Canada this year. Election to the Academy is the highest honour that a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences in Canada. In 2014, Trainor was instrumental in the creation of the LIVELab, a one-of-a-kind virtual acoustics lab and theatre located in the Psychology Building.
With the recent opening of the ALLURE (Applied Learning Lab for Undergraduate Research Excellence) and Cell Biology Labs, undergraduate students will see expanding opportunities to conduct research. Chad Harvey, Kim Dej and Rosa da Silva, Biology, spearheaded efforts to create the labs to teach students hands-on research skills using research-grade equipment. The spaces will host traditional lab courses and various independent or team-based research projects over the course of the year, giving more Science students experiential learning opportunities.