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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LIVElab Open House on Saturday

McMaster's new LIVElab, located in the Psychology Building, invites you to a free open house on Saturday, September 27. The afternoon will include concerts in the innovative new facility to show off the lab's unique capabilities in virtual acoustics, EEG and motion capture. The Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band will also perform two surprise pieces. You can read more about the LIVElab in The Globe and Mail and The Hamilton Spectator.



Paul Ayers to receive the Rutherford Medal


Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, has been awarded the Rutherford Memorial Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. The award, named for Lord Rutherford of Nelson, a great scientist and a leader in nuclear research, is given for outstanding research in chemistry or physics.