Welcome to McMaster's Faculty of Science

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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Undergraduate student wins in NSERC video contest

Photo of round gobiScience’s Jasmine Choi, a third-year Biology student, placed second in the national NSERC Science, Action! video contest. Her 60-second video highlights research being conducted on how exposure to wastewater outflow affects the behaviour and physiology of invasive round goby and native bluegill sunfish in Cootes Paradise. McMaster also had three other entries place as runners up. All winning videos can be viewed on the NSERC site. Congratulations!



Faculty congratulates Chad Harvey, winner of OUSA teaching award

Chad Harvey, Biology and the School of Interdisciplinary Science, has won a Teaching Excellence Award from the Ontario University Student Alliance (OUSA). Harvey, a popular professor in Integrated Science Program, was recognized for his eccentricity, passion and dedication to easing the transition into first-year university. The award recognizes educators who excel at unlocking the potential of Ontario’s young people.