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

November 4, 2017 – Growing Healthy babies: why is this important? By: Dr. Deb Sloboda

Have you heard of diabetes? Do you know someone whose life is affected by diabetes? Diabetes is a health condition that affects millions of kids and adults. Dr. Sloboda will help you discover what is happening in your bodies if you have diabetes and how to take care of yourself. She will talk about her ...

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November 25, 2017 – 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE – SUPERHEROES (By: Dr. Peter Walmsly & Dr. Eugenia Zuroski)

HSC-1A1, Ewart Angus Centre, MUMC 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.   Who gets to be a superhero?  What does a superhero look like to you?  Did you imagine someone like Superman, Iron Man, or Thor?  Everyone has a favourite fictional superhero, but did you know that superheroes are everywhere, making the world safe for regular ...

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MCYU in the City Workshop

Saturday, November 4, 2017 Hamilton Public Library Central Location 1:30pm – 2:30pm 55 York Boulevard – 4th Floor   Ages 8 -12 (whole family welcome)      

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