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.
Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. One of three McMaster researchers honoured this year, he is the Faculty’s first member of the College. College members are researchers who have demonstrated a high level of achievement at an early stage in their career. Ayers’ work develops new methods for understanding chemical phenomena, with implications for a wide variety of industries including drug design, nuclear waste processing and more.
Funded by Canada First Research Excellence Fund and other partners, the $143-million Global Water Futures project will see senior McMaster researchers collaborating with their peers from the University of Saskatchewan (lead institution), University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University to transform how we study, manage and steward water. Focusing on the future of Canadian and global water resources, the project will draw on McMaster expertise in the areas of hydrology, climate change, the Great Lakes, flood forecasting, groundwater pollution, environmental contamination and public policy. Research teams from Geography & Earth Sciences and Biology, and the Faculties of Engineering and Social Sciences will be expanding our understanding in areas including climate change, natural disasters and water security.