Welcome to the McMaster Children & Youth University


The McMaster Children & Youth University (MCYU) was launched in 2011 and is the FIRST Children’s University in Canada with programming for interactive, family-based discovery. Our guiding philosophy is Question – Discover – CreateTM; Question the world around you, Discover your potential, and Create effective solutions.


MCYU delivers STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) based programming in the form of FREE On-Campus Lectures once a month by university professors and community outreach workshops through our student-led MCYU in the City teams.

Upcoming Events

MCYU in the City – Upcoming Workshop – Backyard Biodiversity – Saturday, January 13, 2018

Workshop Description: Backyard Biodiversity – Have you ever wondered why there are so many amazing different kinds of plants and animals around you? Do you know how and why they work together? Be a biologist for a day and explore the fascinating diversity of nature in your backyard by building your very own ecosystem     ...

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MCYU On-Campus Lecture – Why Don’t Dinosaurs Throw Snowballs (By: Dr. Maureen Padden) – Saturday, January 27, 2018

HSC-1A1, Ewart Angus Centre, MUMC 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.   Dinosaurs lived for roughly 160 million years and survived tremendous changes in climate. What was the climate like when these creatures roamed the Earth? How did their experiences differ from that of ours today? We will travel through time and learn how the weather ...

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MCYU in the City – 2 Upcoming Workshops – Stress Busters AND Water You Talking About? – Saturday, February 3, 2018

MCYU in the City Workshop @ The Burlington Public Library Saturday, February 3, 2018 Burlington Public Library Central Location 11:00am – 12:00pm 2331 New Street   Ages 7 -12 (whole family welcome)     Workshop Description: STRESS BUSTERS – Are you stressed out? Explore what stresses us out and discover ways to manage it. Time ...

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Don't stay cooped up at home just because it's cold out. Join us Hamilton PL Central Location today at 1:30pm where it's nice and warm and fun things are happening for the whole family! #QuestionDiscoverCreate #HamOnt #HamOntFamily #HamOntKids. ... See MoreSee Less

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Calling all nature lovers. Ever wish you could be a biologist for an hour, explore the diversity of nature in your own backyard and build your very own eco system? Well, now you can. This Saturday Hamilton PL Central location, 1:30-2:30, Ages 7-14. #QuestionDiscoverCreate ... See MoreSee Less

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MCYU in the City is back! This Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 join us Hamilton PLCentral location, 1:30pm for a fun, hands on workshop led by McMaster students. For ages 7-14, whole family welcome #QuestionDiscoverCreate ... See MoreSee Less

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#questiondiscovercreate a biodiverse environment with @McMasterCYU @HamiltonLibrary . It’s all about participating and sharing in the discovery

“Think like a snake” in learning about biodiversity with @McMasterCYU at @HamiltonLibrary . 3-12 year olds learning together!

Exploring biodiversity @HamiltonLibrary with @McMasterCYU . Kids are experiencing what kinds of creatures and plants live in their environment

Don't stay cooped up at home just because it's cold out. Join us @HamiltonLibrary Central Location today at 1:30pm where it's nice and warm and fun things are happening for the whole family! #QuestionDiscoverCreate #HamOnt #HamOntFamily #HamOntKids.

NOTICE FOR ALL @MCYUintheCity Facilitators: As weather conditions are clear, our meeting this morning at 10:30am is still on! See you soon.

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