• #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

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

Congratulations to Kesha Shah, LIFESCI 3PR3 Student

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Congratulations to Kesha Shah, a LIFESCI 3RP3 student whose literature review was published in the Summer 2021 issue of the Journal of Undergraduate Life Sciences... Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Symons

Thursday, 27 May 2021

The Archaeological Institute of America has selected Dr. Sarah Symons as their 2022 Webster Lecturer. Congratulations to Dr. Symons for this noteworthy accomplishment. R. S. Webster... Read more

Life Sciences 3LL3 capstone projects completed

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Congrats to the Winter 2021 LifeSci 3LL3 students on completing their capstone projects! Biostatistics and research methods came to life in the original manuscripts that... Read more

Life Sciences student creates “mask extenders” for the Punjabi community in Brampton

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

​Simrat Arri, a life sciences student who is currently volunteering at a an NGO called Amar Karma has seen first hand how South Asians have been disproportionately... Read more

Richa Alvares from the Life Sciences wins a Co-op Student Award

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Richa, a Life Sciences student who has served as a McMaster tour guide, peer mentor and ambassador on the Firsthand online platform, completed her co-op... Read more

Synthesis Integrated Science Symposium 2021

Friday, 26 March 2021

Synthesis 2021 will take place April 5th -13th  Synthesis is an academic symposium run entirely by students enrolled in the iSci program. The symposium is a... Read more

Michelle Ogrodnik, Co-creator of the TA Development Workshops at SIS, Wins Leadership Award

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

The Wilson Leadership Scholar Award applications and nominations are open for graduate students. Kinesiology doctoral student Michelle Ogrodnik is one of last year’s recipients of the... Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Nguyen Vo

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ontario Colleges and Universities on Twitter “Congrats to Dr. Nguyen Vo who received a Minister's Award of Excellence. Dr. Vo is a professor at @McMasterU, who... Read more

Meet Stefan Mladjenovic, Faculty of Science valedictorian

Friday, 12 June 2020

This article was first published on Daily News JUNE 11, 2020 Name: Stefan M. Mladjenovic Hometown: Aurora, ON What is the degree and subject you pursued? Honours BSc Life Sciences What... Read more

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