• 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

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Symons

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sarah Symons, who received the 2022 President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Sarah's letter from President David... Read more

Science Communication and Digital Scholarship Virtual Event

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

The Sherman Centre is pleased to announce two virtual events on science communication and digital scholarship on May 4, 2022. 10:30am-12pm: Science Communication and Digital Scholarship:... Read more

LIFESCI Poster Symposium 2022

Friday, 22 April 2022

A poster symposium was organized on March 31, 2022 for students in LIFESCI 3RP3 and LIFESCI 4A03 as part of the course requirement. The event... Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Ayesha Khan

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Dr. Ayesha Khan has recieved the MSU Teaching Award of Excellence, Congratulations! "I am reminded by my students to engage them in ways that make their... Read more

Making Science Go Viral... In Viral Times

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

We have a very special installment of Science Stories coming up on Wednesday April 13 at 5:30. Our speaker is Samantha Yammine, a Neuroscientist and popular... Read more

Dr. Katie Moisse talks to Toronto Star reporter about Risk Budget

Friday, 25 March 2022

How a ‘risk budget’ is helping some Ontarians navigate a spring without COVID public health restrictions The harm reduction approach means you can still find ways... Read more

iSci Grad Maryanne Oketch to compete in Survivor

Friday, 18 March 2022

ISci GRAD AIMS TO OUTWIT, OUTPLAY AND OUTLAST  Integrated Science graduate Maryanne Oketch is one of 18 cast members competing for $1 million in the... Read more

Erica Dao wins Research Communicator Award

Thursday, 10 March 2022

Medical Physics - Radiation Sciences PhD candidate Erica Dao and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior PhD student Rachael Finnerty have won the 2021 Dean's Award for Excellence in Communicating... Read more

International Womens Week

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Seminar Series celebrating International Women's Day is happening March 7 - 10, 2022   Read more

SIS celebrates alumnus (iSci, 2014) Rodrigo Narro Perez

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

SIS celebrates alumnus (iSci, 2014) and current sessional Rodrigo Narro Perez on co-founding the Latin American Network at McMaster University, which was recently featured in CBC... Read more

Physics Today article features Integrated Science Programs

Thursday, 7 October 2021

The following is an exerpt from Physics Today 74, 10, 22 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4853 The article features the iSci program as well as contribututors from the School of Interdisciplinary... Read more

Parachute Science: How powerful stories and diverse sources highlight critical narratives in science

Thursday, 30 September 2021

 "Science Stories" Fall Speaker: Wudan Yan Thursday October 21 at 7 pm over Zoom. Register for free here. Our "Science Stories" speaker for Fall 2021 is Wudan Yan, an independent... Read more

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