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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Christine Wilson among the newest Distinguished University Professors

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Christine Wilson, Physics & Astronomy, has been named a Distinguished University Professor, the University’s highest honour. This title is only given to those professors who achieve the highest level of excellence in teaching, learning and research; no more than two per cent of all full-time faculty can hold the title at any one time. The honour will be conferred upon Wilson and the other four new recipients during the spring Convocation ceremonies.



University recognizes two Science faculty members as University Scholars

Nine members of the McMaster community have been named University Scholars, and two hail from the Faculty of Science. Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, and Marie Elliot, Biology, received the newly established title. It is intended to recognize faculty members in mid-career who have already distinguished themselves as international scholars. Each University Scholar will hold the title for a period of four years (beginning July 1, 2015).