• Life Sciences Program Celebrates 25 Years

    Life Sciences Program Celebrates 25 Years

  • #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

Science Stories: The Road to "The Nature of Things” and What I Learned Along the Way with Anthony Morgan

Monday, 27 March 2023

📅 Thursday, April 6, 2023 🕰️ 7:00 p.m. EST 📍LIVELab, Psychology Complex Building 2nd Floor 🎟️ FREE Register Here Science Stories is back and in person. Join us at the... Read more

LIFESCI 4M03 Downtown Visit to Relay Coffee

Wednesday, 15 February 2023

LIFESCI 4MO3 (Research Seminar: Exploring Coffee Science) is a 4th year seminar course all about the interdisciplinary nature of coffee science with an emphasis on... Read more

iSci for a Day Program

Tuesday, 3 January 2023

 Contact sis@mcmaster.ca now to book a visit to first year classes starting the end of January. High School students, please provide your name, contact information, dates... Read more

Candy Cane Careers Open House Dec 7, 2022

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Message sent on behalf of Career Development and Cooperative Co-op Applications are now open and close on January 16. Learn about Career Services:  Students are invited to visit... Read more

Upcoming Lecture: The Value of Visuals in Science Communication

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Please see the opportunity below from our colleagues at the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. It looks like a great talk on visual science communication! The lecture... Read more

Science Stories Speaker Series Nov 9 2022

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

message sent on behalf of Dr. Katie Moisse Our next Science Stories speaker is Kendra Pierre-Louis, a journalist whose work focuses on the science of climate change... Read more

2022 United Way Pull4Mac Bus Pull winners

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

FACULTY OF SCIENCE PULLS TOGETHER FOR A GOOD CAUSE (AND THE WIN). The Faculty of Science team won fastest time at the 7th annual Pull4Mac... Read more

‘Mahsa is the spark that lit this fire’ ⁠— Iranian students speak up for human rights

Friday, 7 October 2022

“This article was first published on Daily News. Read the original article.”  A ’Justice for Mahsa Amini’ poster is displayed at the McMaster Iranian Students Association vigil on... Read more

Dr. Katie Moisse featured in Science Long Read 6

Friday, 23 September 2022

WE TRUST WHO WE KNOW: THE CASE FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION Original article "Science Long Read 6" written by Kaleigh Rogers Sept 21, 2022 distributed by Jay Robb, Office... Read more

September 19 – 23 Stem Week

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

A week of workshops, events and socials to support all undergraduate STEM students at McMaster Read more

iSci Student Arnica Khaton receives Schulich Leader Scholarship

Monday, 29 August 2022

FIVE SCHULICH LEADERS AMONG THE CLASS OF 2026 Five first-year students have received Canada's most coveted undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics scholarships.  Launched... Read more

Congratulation Dr. Carolyn Eyles ! 

Monday, 29 August 2022

Carolyn Eyles has received the 2022 Professional Geoscientists Ontario Award of Merit in recognition of her longstanding excellence in teaching, training and inspiring undergraduate and... Read more

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