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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Partnership grant will improve the lives of people living with a disability

Kathleen Martin Ginis, Kinesiology, has received over $2.6 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a seven-year project to enhance the lives of Canadians living with a physical disability. Working with Steven Bray, Kinesiology, Catherine Connelly, DeGroote School of Business, and more than 50 partners – community-based disability-related service groups, government organizations at every level, non-profits and national charities, and university researchers – Martin Ginis will lead a team focused on developing and implementing evidence-based tools and services to assist Canadians with disabilities to achieve full participation in employment, sports and leisure and other areas. With nearly three million Canadians living with physical disabilities, this project has the potential to improve Canadian society profoundly.


Paul Ayers presented Steacie Prize

Chemistry professor Paul Ayers formally received his Steacie Prize at a ceremony at McMaster this past summer. The Steacie Prize is widely recognized as Canada's most prestigious award for scientists and engineers under the age of 40. Ayers is the third McMaster researcher to receive the Steacie Prize, and the first since 1975. His work in theoretical chemistry has also earned him two medals from prominent world associations and a Steacie Fellowship. You can watch Ayers' lecture, "Uncovering the Inner Lives of Electrons", delivered at the awards ceremony.