The main campus is located on 121 hectares (300 acres) of land in the residential neighbourhood of Westdale, adjacent to Hamilton’s Royal Botanical Gardens. The university operates six academic faculties: the DeGroote School of Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Science, and Science. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.
The university bears the name of Honourable William McMaster, a prominent Canadian Senator and banker who bequeathed C$900,000 to the founding of the university. McMaster University was incorporated under the terms of an act of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1887, merging the Toronto Baptist College with Woodstock College. It opened in Toronto in 1890. Inadequate facilities and the gift of land in Hamilton prompted the institution to relocate in 1930. McMaster was controlled by the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec until it became a privately chartered, publicly funded non-denominational institution in 1957.
The university is co-educational, and has over 24,500 undergraduate and nearly 4,000 post-graduate students. Alumni and former students of the university can be found all across Canada and in 140 countries around the world. Notable alumni include government officials, academics, business leaders and two Nobel laureates. The university ranked 92nd in the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 92nd in the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities, and 140th in the 2013 QS World University Rankings.
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Canadian Students Win Big at Esri's First Global Content Challenge - DirectionsMag.com
December 9, 2016 - December 9, 2016 – Esri Canada congratulates students from McMaster University and Carleton University for placing among the winners in Esri's first Global Content Challenge. The international competition searched for projects that made the ... The ...
Epidemiological surveillance survey in State - The Hindu
December 9, 2016 - The Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University, Canada, headed by Salim Yusuf, president of the World Heart Federation and a renowned global epidemiology research leader, is providing the technical support, ...
Report on Significant Scientific Research in Carlsbad Cavern National Park's Lechuguilla Cave - KRWG
December 8, 2016 - Carlsbad, NM –Pioneering work being carried out in Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park by Gerry Wright, Ph.D., McMaster University, Ontario and Hazel Barton, Ph.D., University of Akron, Ohio, is changing the understanding of how ...
17th Century strain of smallpox retrieved from partial mummified remains of Lithuanian child - Science Daily
December 8, 2016 - New genetic research from an international team including McMaster University, University of Helsinki, Vilnius University and the University of Sydney, suggests that smallpox, a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide, may not be an ancient ...
Child mummy offers revised history of smallpox Cell Press - EurekAlert (press release)
December 8, 2016 - "There have been signs that Egyptian mummies that are 3,000 to 4,000 years old have pockmarked scarring that have been interpreted as cases of smallpox," says first author Ana Duggan, a postdoctoral fellow at the McMaster University Ancient DNA Center ...
Scientists examine bacterium found 1000 feet underground - EurekAlert (press release)
December 8, 2016 - 8, 2016 -- Pioneering work being carried out in a cave in New Mexico by researchers at McMaster University and The University of Akron, Ohio, is changing the understanding of how antibiotic resistance may have emerged and how doctors can combat it in ...
Families and lives of MMIW honoured at McMaster - Two Row Times
December 7, 2016 - This plaque was placed on the McMaster University campus earlier this year but was commemorated to the families and survivors of MMIW on December 6, 2016 on National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Violence on MMIW. Red dresses were ...
Ancient Roman DNA reveals modern malaria parasite - CNN
December 5, 2016 - The research team included scientists from McMaster University, the University of Sydney and the Luigi Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography in Rome. Their research was cleared through an ethics board, and they drilled out the pulp to ...
University to launch new undergraduate research journal - Minnesota Daily
December 5, 2016 - ... undergrad journals published by the Univesity of Minnesota-Duluth and Purdue University. The journal will give undergraduates a medium to showcase their work, said Bob McMaster, vice provost and chair of the Undergraduate Research Advisory Board.
McMaster TAs and RAs negotiate to improve working conditions on campus - Marketwired (press release)
November 30, 2016 - HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 30, 2016) - 2500 Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Research Assistants (RAs) who do the bulk of the frontline instruction, grading, student consultation and research support at McMaster University, are working avoid a ...
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