• #BrighterWorld

    The involvement of our School in using innovative pedagogical approaches reflects McMaster’s strong commitment to excellence in original research in a student-centered environment.

  • Integrated Science

    Integrated Science

    Our Honours Integrated Science program, iSci, is a unique four-year program that uses research to explore all areas of science. Students learn cutting-edge science, but also how science works in and for society.

  • Life Sciences

    Life Sciences

    Students in our Life Sciences programs study topics in human health, aging and disease. We emphasize communication, community engagement, experiential learning and research skills.

  • Medical Radiation Sciences

    Medical Radiation Sciences

    Medical Radiation Sciences encompasses health professions that employ various forms of radiation for diagnostic and therapeutic care of patients. The fully integrated program is offered jointly by Mohawk College and McMaster University.

  • SIS Open Science Courses

    SIS Open Science Courses

    SIS Open Science Courses, available to students in the Faculty of Science and from across McMaster, create opportunities for personal discovery and developing science communication skills.

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Future Students

Future Students

Innovative teaching, hands-on learning and opportunities to engage with the community form the core of all of our programs.

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Learning Spaces

Learning Spaces

From interactive classrooms to interdisciplinary laboratories, purpose-built facilities provide students exciting opportunities to engage in and explore science.

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The SIS Approach

The SIS Approach

Our faculty and students value exploration and collaborative learning across different fields. This interdisciplinary approach makes our programs unique.

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We pursue a diverse range of research interests including fundamental science, teaching innovation, science communication and community engagement.

Latest News

Public Lecture: Why the Media Can't Tell Their Asteroid from Their Ebola

Thursday, 5 September 2019

SIS, in partnership with the Alumni Association, is hosting an exciting public lecture on the evening of Thursday October 3 at McMaster Innovation Park:   Why the... Read more

Stargate: Talk and Film Screening

Friday, 30 August 2019

Stargate: Talk and Film Screening Stargate: Talk and Film Screening Faculty and staff are invited to a free screening of the 1994 sci-fi classic Stargate and a... Read more

ComSciConCAN Communicating Science Conference

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

“We’re not always just sharing the facts – we’re sharing enthusiasm for the learning process and science” The participants and organizers of ComSciConCAN 2019. Photo by... Read more

Take an EXPLORE Course at SIS!

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The School of Interdisciplinary Science offers a variety of courses with a strong focus on interdisciplinary content and active learning so that learning occurs by... Read more

iSci Graduating Class 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019

Congratulations to the iSci Graduating Class of 2019! You worked so hard these past years to reach this goal. We hope you feel great about... Read more

Teaching Opportunities for 1 Unit EXPLORE courses

Monday, 13 May 2019

The School of Interdisciplinary Science is hosting a special one-hour session on Monday (May 13th) at 7PM in GSB 101 to share information about a... Read more

CityLAB Deadline to apply: May 21, 2019

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Students: Apply for the Semester at CityLABSpend your Fall 2019 semester working with City staff on real-world challenges and earn 15 credits. Learning in the... Read more

Library Archives Special Collections Open House April 24

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Special Collections Open House: Explore scientific texts by Galileo, da Vinci, Newton and more: Explore scientific texts by Galileo, da Vinci, Newton and more. Wednesday... Read more

LIFESCI Poster Presentations

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Life Sciences Experiential Forum is taking place Friday April 5, 2019 in Gilmour Hall Room 111 at 12:00 noon. Free lunch will be offered. Featuring... Read more

Pancakes with the Profs Friday April 5th

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Come meet the Life Sciences profs and enjoy a nice steamy breakfast. Chat about courses, the program or just life in general. Friday April 5... Read more

Student led exhibition explores the intersection of science and art

Friday, 22 March 2019

(From left) McMaster students Shira Weiss, Jason Tran and Debbie Kao are the co-organizers of “Visualizing Science.” From the mysteries of deep ocean ecosystems, to the... Read more

MSU Innovation Award: Ryan Belowitz and LIFESCI 2L03 Team

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Award recipients from the MSU Teaching Awards. From left to right: Shira Weiss, Abeer Siddiqui, Ryan Belowitz, Nikol Piskuric, Katie Moisse and Sunita Nadella. Photo... Read more

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