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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Forget laying eggs, this frog gives birth to live tadpoles

fanged-frog-1Ben Evans, Biology, was instrumental in discovering a frog, the only known of roughly six-thousand species in the world, that gives birth to live tadpoles instead of laying eggs. Found on the tiny island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, known to scientists as a hotspot of biodiversity, the rare species of fanged frog first discovered in the late 1990s. Evans is a member of an international team that documented the frog’s evolution for years to make this and other discoveries. Evans was interviewed recently about his role in the research on CBC’s Quirks & Quarks.



iSci receives prestigious education award

Competing with submissions from 427 universities and enterprises from 43 countries and judged by a panel of 25 international experts, the Faculty of Science’s Integrated Science Program (iSci) was honoured with an 'Oscar of innovation in higher education' in December. The program, started in 2009, received a prestigious Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Award, winning a Presence Learning Award for its focus on student learning and outcomes.