ABOUT MCYU

ABOUT MCYU

 

McMaster Children and Youth University delivers STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) based programming in the form of FREE, on-campus Lectures by university professors and community outreach workshops through our MCYU in the City teams.

 

MCYU focuses on family learning, which allows for greater long-term retention of the material being delivered; creating conversational opportunities well beyond the classroom.

 

Youth are encouraged to:

 

Question the world around them

 

Discover their potential

 

Create amazing future opportunities

 

WHO CAN ATTEND

 

Our programs are targeted to youth 7-14 years old, but we do not restrict our attendance. We believe youth and their families should learn together and welcome all family members to all our programs.

 

OUR MISSION

 

MCYU aims to activate a dynamic community of educators, community partners as well as youth and their families to share in the discovery that comes through the understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Our long-term goal is to encourage youth to become empowered and engaged citizens.

 

MCYU HISTORY

 

MCYU is the FIRST Children’s University in Canada. MCYU was founded in 2011 by Dr. Sandeep Raha and Dr. Katrin Scheinemann, professors in McMaster’s Department of Pediatrics, and is based on the Children’s university model from Europe, which is now operating throughout the world.

 

MCYU FACILITATOR TRAINING PROGRAM

 

MCYU has developed an extensive facilitator training program that aims to provide university students the opportunity to gain practical experience in inquiry based teaching out in the community. Our students are mentored by experienced middle school teachers and experts in community engagement as they develop workshops focused on addressing community needs using their academic training. The development of these workshops are driven by multidisciplinary teams of student-facilitators and refined with aid of our experienced mentors. The teams are responsible for developing their own lesson plans and promotional material. Students develop valuable skills and experiences critically important for post-university employment opportunities.

2017 MCYU Graduates

2017 MCYU Graduates

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