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Welcome to the McMaster Children & Youth University

MCYU delivers FREE programming for children and youth ages 7-14 in all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).

All of our programs are developed around our guiding philosophy, QUESTION – DISCOVER – CREATE™.

QUESTION the world around you, DISCOVER your potential, and CREATE a brighter future.

Our programs bridge the gap between the university and the wider Hamilton community by sharing the exciting research happening at McMaster University in a way that is fun and accessible to ALL children and youth. Our goal is to empower and academically prepare youth, especially those at a socioeconomic disadvantage, to aspire to university education in subject areas such as science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).

Youth, families and community agencies can join us on-campus at our Family Lecture Series presented by University Professors. Lectures are held on the fourth Saturday of every month from 11am-12pm. Families can also access our programs out in the community at one of our MCYU in the City Workshops led by highly trained McMaster University Students.

What is MCYU?

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UPCOMING EVENTS

MCYU Lecture: Engineering: How important is it in medicine? (with Dr. Heather Sheardown) – Saturday, September 28, 2019

Lecture Description: ENGINEERING: HOW IMPORTANT IS IT IN MEDICINE? – Explore what engineers do to help cure and treat patients. We’ll also discover some of the contributions engineers have made to medicine that affect YOUR health every single day! Let’s Talk Science will conduct a hands-on activity immediately following our lecture, from 12:00 pm – ...

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MCYU Lecture: The Science of Storytelling (with Dr. Katie Moisse) – Saturday, November 2, 2019

Lecture Description: THE SCIENCE OF STORYTELLING – Sometimes the stories of scientific discovery are stranger than fiction. Join us to hear some crazy science stories and explore why stories are a great way to learn about science and share YOUR discoveries with others.  Let’s Talk Science will conduct a hands-on activity immediately following our lecture, ...

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MCYU Lecture: Entrepreneurs: Who are they? What do they do? and Why should it matter to you? (with Dr. Benson Honig) – Saturday, November 23, 2019

Lecture Description: ENTREPRENEURS: WHO ARE THEY? WHAT DO THEY DO? AND WHY SHOULD IT MATTER TO YOU? – There are lots of different types of entrepreneurs out there, including lots of kids! Discover what it takes to become an entrepreneur and how entrepreneurs have changed society and your everyday life!  Let’s Talk Science will conduct ...

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MCYU EVENT CALENDAR

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  • 06
    April 6, 2019

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    April 6, 2019
    Burlington Public Library - Central
    2331 New Street, Burlington, ON L7R 1J4

    Storyteller Conductors: Does everyone interpret a story the same way you do? Through the art of storytelling, discover how individual perspectives can change everything.

     

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

     

    Register Now!
     

  • 09
    April 9, 2019

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM
    April 9, 2019
    Hamilton Public Library - Westdale Branch
    955 King Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 1K9

    Workshop Description:

    Backyard Biodiversity: Be a Biologist for a day and explore the fascinating diversity of nature in your backyard by building your very own eco system!

     

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

     

    Register Now!
     

  • 13
    April 13, 2019

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    April 13, 2019
    Hamilton Public Library - Central Library
    55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

    Workshop Description:

    MARK-IT! Why are certain brands so popular? Explore how famous companies use advertising to make you want to buy their products. Create your own cool brand and advertisement so that you can dominate the market!

     

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

     

    Register Now!
     

  • 13
    April 13, 2019

    2:30 PM-3:30 PM
    April 13, 2019
    Hamilton Public Library - Red Hill Branch
    695 Queenston Road, Hamilton, ON L8G 1A1

    Workshop Description:

    LIVING MY BEST LIFE: How can you take better care of yourself? Why is it so important? Join us for fun interactive activities to discover ways to have a healthy body AND mind!

     

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

     

    Register Now!
     

  • 27
    April 27, 2019

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    April 27, 2019
    McMaster Children's Hospital - Hamilton Health Sciences
    1200 Main Street West, Ewart Angus Centre, Room 1A1, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

    Lecture Description:

    MAKING SENSE OUT OF MONEY & MONEY OUT OF CENTS – Do you ever wish you had $1000? Is it possible to save up that much money? If you had $1000, would you spend it all or save some? Understanding money and what to do with it can be difficult and confusing. Join us to get a better understanding of the value of money, how to manage it and how to start creating good financial habits today!

    Let’s Talk Science will run hands-on activities after the lecture from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

     

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

    Register Now!
     

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Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 73790
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MCYU Event Calendar

< 2019 >
April
  • 06

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    April 6, 2019
    Burlington Public Library - Central
    2331 New Street, Burlington, ON L7R 1J4

    Storyteller Conductors

    Storyteller Conductors: Does everyone interpret a story the same way you do? Through the art of storytelling, discover how individual perspectives can change everything.

     

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

     

    Register Now!
     

  • 09

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM
    April 9, 2019
    Hamilton Public Library - Westdale Branch
    955 King Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 1K9

    MCYU in the City Workshops presents Backyard Biodiversity

    Workshop Description:

    Backyard Biodiversity: Be a Biologist for a day and explore the fascinating diversity of nature in your backyard by building your very own eco system!

     

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

     

    Register Now!
     

  • 13

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    April 13, 2019
    Hamilton Public Library - Central Library
    55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

    MCYU in the City Workshops presents Mark It!

    Workshop Description:

    MARK-IT! Why are certain brands so popular? Explore how famous companies use advertising to make you want to buy their products. Create your own cool brand and advertisement so that you can dominate the market!

     

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

     

    Register Now!
     

  • 13

    2:30 PM-3:30 PM
    April 13, 2019
    Hamilton Public Library - Red Hill Branch
    695 Queenston Road, Hamilton, ON L8G 1A1

    MCYU in the City presents Living My Best Life

    Workshop Description:

    LIVING MY BEST LIFE: How can you take better care of yourself? Why is it so important? Join us for fun interactive activities to discover ways to have a healthy body AND mind!

     

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

     

    Register Now!
     

  • 27

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    April 27, 2019
    McMaster Children's Hospital - Hamilton Health Sciences
    1200 Main Street West, Ewart Angus Centre, Room 1A1, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

    Lecture Description:

    MAKING SENSE OUT OF MONEY & MONEY OUT OF CENTS – Do you ever wish you had $1000? Is it possible to save up that much money? If you had $1000, would you spend it all or save some? Understanding money and what to do with it can be difficult and confusing. Join us to get a better understanding of the value of money, how to manage it and how to start creating good financial habits today!

    Let’s Talk Science will run hands-on activities after the lecture from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

     

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

    Register Now!
     

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