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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What to Do in Level II? Programs Fair

The Faculty is hosting a Level II Programs Fair, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm in Convocation Hall (University Hall, Room 213). Students are invited to drop-in and roam around to discuss Level II programs. Meet with professors, students and academic advisors to find out more about program options, admission and program requirements, course content and career/post graduate opportunities.



John Valliant awarded the Brockhouse Canada Prize

Valliant Feb 2015Congratulations to John Valliant, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, who is a member of an interdisciplinary research team CycloMed9, awarded this year’s Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering. Drawing on the fields of nuclear medicine, chemistry, physics, regulatory affairs and clinical testing, the team discovered a way to make technetium-99m (Tc-99m) in hospital-based cyclotrons instead of in large nuclear reactors. The medical isotope is critical for imaging to diagnose patients with cancer and heart disease and is used in about 5,000 procedures each day in Canada.