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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NSERC announces 2016 discovery research programs results

Congratulations to Science’s researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who received research funding from multiple programs of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science made the official announcement on campus and stressed the importance of discovery research. Science researchers are among 100 McMaster researchers who benefited from over $15.7 million granted to the University. Among the awards announced, faculty members Sigal Balshine, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour; Soo Hyun Byun, Physics & Astronomy; Ian Dworkin, Biology; and Gail Wolkowicz, Mathematics & Statistics received Discovery Accelerator Supplements to further fuel their research programs.

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Search for Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health

McMaster University and the Faculty of Science invite applications for the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health. Applicants with interests related to the intersection between freshwater, the environment and health are particularly encouraged to apply. More information can be found on the Working at McMaster website, under Faculty Postings.