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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Mosaic Student Center scheduled to launch March 23

McMaster is replacing MUGSI and SOLAR with a new system called Mosaic. To help students become familiar with it, the Mosaic team has produced a series of videos. They can be found on: McMasterUTV or on Facebook. For more information students can consult the Mosaic for Students webpage, and #macmosaic on Twitter.



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.