Welcome to McMaster’s Children and Youth University. 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 programs provide the unique opportunity of making higher education fun and accessible to all children and youth.






MCYU offers FREE monthly, Saturday morning lectures, on McMaster University’s Main St. Campus. Lectures are delivered by University Professors from all areas of STEAM, designed to encourage youth to QUESTION – DISCOVER – CREATE. Question the world around them, Discover their potential, Create amazing future opportunities.


Post Lecture Activities


Everyone learns in different ways, and learning is enhanced when students get to experience the excitement of discovery. MCYU has partnered with the McMaster chapter of Lets Talk Science to offer post-lecture, hands-on activities that relate to the lecture topic. This hands on learning experience helps make the information from the lecture come to life.


This is a great opportunity to expose your students to a university campus. Contact our Program Coordinator, Rebecca Young at [email protected] or 905-521-2100 X 73790 to find out more details about how we can help you bring your group to us.

Lecture Series 2017-2018

Lecture Series 2017-2018



MCYU in the City offers hands-on workshops designed and facilitated by highly trained McMaster University Students. Our student facilitators bring their workshops to you, guiding the youth to Question the world around them, Discover their own potential, and work together to Create solutions. This inquiry based learning method empowers youth by demonstrating that they are an important part of the discovery process that happens all around them, every day.


Workshops are geared towards children and youth aged 7-14 and can be carried out in community centers, libraries and schools.


To find out more information and book a workshop in your facility, please contact Rebecca Young, MCYU’s Program Coordinator at [email protected] or 905-521-2100 X 73790


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having MCYU at a place near you, feel free to
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MCYU - McMaster Children & Youth University