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1918 Flu Pandemic
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2019-2020 Lecture Series!

Youth Advisory Board, Neighbourhood Ambassadors
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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.

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Mark It! – MCYU in the City Workshop – Saturday October 19, 2019

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 Location: Burlington Public Library – Central Branch 2331 New Street Burlington, ...

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Beat the Bug – MCYU in the City Workshop – Saturday October 19, 2019

Workshop Description: BEAT THE BUG – We have a sick patient! How could she have prevented this? Be a physician for a day and help your patient get better and stay better. Beat the bug! Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome) Cost: FREE Location: Hamilton Public Library – Central Library 55 York Boulevard Hamilton, ON L8N ...

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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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If you have any questions or are
interested in having MCYU at a place near you, feel free to contact us

Our mailing address is:
McMaster Children and Youth University
1280 Main Street West, HSC-3N11c-j
Hamilton, On L8S 4K1

Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 73790
Email: mcyu@mcmaster.ca


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