16 Sep 2022
American McMaster University (MacU)
College Description (College Ranking near bottom of listing)
At McMaster (MacU), our purpose is the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge. In our teaching, research and scholarship, we are committed to creativity, innovation and excellence. We value integrity, quality, inclusiveness and teamwork in everything we do.
- A research-intensive, student-centred university dedicated to advancing human and societal health and well-being.
- The winner of the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award from the Higher Education Academy for our strengths in experiential learning and our commitment to global engagement.
- Named Canada’s most research-intensive university by Research Infosource in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
- The McMaster Model, a problem-based, student-centred approach to learning, has been adopted worldwide.
- Home to more than 70 research centres and institutes.
- More than 70 international exchange agreements.
- The only university in Canada to serve as host to the United Nations University through the Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).
- World-class athletic facilities; National women’s basketball champions (2019); national football champions (2011) and finalists (2012/2014).
- Approximately 28,000 undergraduates and 5000 graduate students, for a total student population of approximately 33,000.
- International graduate students represented approximately 30 per cent of the graduate student body.
- More than 195,000 alumni represent 162 countries as well as Canada.
- Cabinet ministers, business leaders, scientists, university presidents, Hollywood actors, Olympians, astronauts.
McMaster Nobel laureates include
- Bertram Brockhouse, professor of physics at McMaster from 1962 until his retirement in 1982, co-winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics;
- Myron Scholes, McMaster alumnus, co-winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics;
- James Orbinski, McMaster alumnus, then international president of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), accepted the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of MSF;
- Donna Strickland, McMaster alumna, co-winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.
- Greater than 1000 full-time instructional faculty members (excluding clinical educators).
- Outpacing peers in research-intensity, averaging $439,500 per faculty member — more than double the national average. (“Research intensity” measures research income per full-time faculty member.)
- 114 endowed chairs, 70 Canada Research Chairs, 14 endowed professorships, six Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Industrial Research Chairs, two Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chairs, two Ontario Research Chairs, and one Canada 150 Research Chair.
- 300 acres of scenic property.
- 30-acre central core designated for pedestrians and bicyclists.
- The McMaster Forest: 115 acres of natural lands in the Dundas Valley.
- Explore the natural beauty in McMaster’s own backyard at Nature@McMaster.
- Hamilton, Ontario: The Waterfall Capital of Canada.
- Close proximity to Toronto and Niagara Falls.
- Flourishing local arts community.
- Regional campuses in Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara and downtown Hamilton.
1280 Main Street West.
Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8S 4L8.