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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New faculty member Vladimir Ljubicic, Kinesiology, was recently awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Plasticity in Health and Disease. His research explores the ways that disease, exercise and experimental drugs remodel the neuromuscular system. Studying disorders such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and myotonic dystrophy, his goal is to uncover how low-cost interventions such as physical activity, dietary supplements and common generic medications can be used to slow, prevent or reverse the advance of these diseases.
After a successful launch and open house in September, McMaster's new LIVELab (Large Interactive Virtual Environment), located in the Psychology Building, is ready for research. This innovative new facility has unique capabilities in virtual acoustics, EEG and motion capture allowing for research in areas from musical collaboration and creativity to dance to the development of better hearing aids and more. You can learn more about the LIVElab in The Globe and Mail and The Hamilton Spectator.