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.
The Senate and Board of Governors of the University have approved the appointment of Maureen MacDonald, currently the Director, School of Interdisciplinary Science, and associate member of Kinesiology, as the new Dean of Science. Provost David Wilkinson cited MacDonald’s vision for the Faculty of Science, her leadership skills and her many years’ commitment and service to McMaster among the reasons for her appointment. She assumes the role of Dean on May 1.
Cliff Burgess, Physics & Astronomy, has won third place in the 2016 Bulchalter Cosmology Prize competition. Burgess won the prize for his paper EFT Beyond the Horizon: Stochastic Inflation and How Primordial Quantum Fluctuations Go Classical. The Buchalter Cosmology Prize was created to encourage and recognize ideas in cosmology that have the potential to fundamentally advance our understanding of physics.