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First classes in Hamilton


Financed by the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec and the citizens of Hamilton, McMaster University holds its first academic session in Hamilton on lands transferred to the university by the Royal Botanical Gardens

Research Intensity


McMaster is named the most research-intensive university in the country by Research Infosource

McMaster awarded Global Teaching Excellence Award


McMaster wins the second-ever Global Teaching Excellence Award from the UK-based Higher Education Academy, in partnership with Times Higher Education.

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Teaching and Learning Moves Online Learn More


In March of 2020, all learning and classes are moved to remote learning online. Meanwhile, some of McMaster’s top researchers and experts  lend their knowledge and resources to aiding in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students Studying in MUSC with Masks

Return to McMaster Learn More


As we approach the end of a challenging academic year, McMaster has begun working towards a safe return for fall 2021.