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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Megumi Harada Faculty’s newest CRC

Megumi Harada, Mathematics & Statistics, was awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Equivariant Symplectic and Algebraic Geometry. Her research explores the complex relationships of equivariant symplectic geometry, with other areas of mathematics, including equivariant algebraic geometry, hyperkahler geometry and geometric representation theory.



Is high intensity interval training the better way to stay fit?

In his first column for The Globe and Mail, Martin Gibala, Kinesiology, outlines the state of knowledge about high intensity interval training (HIT). Gibala describes what we know and don’t know about the science around the benefits of the training regimen, where brief periods of vigorous exercise are alternated with short periods of recovery.