MCYU in the City Workshop Facilitator Training Program for McMaster Students


Develop your ability to turn complex concepts into engaging and interesting educational material and enhance your communication skills through hands-on learning by becoming an MCYU in the City facilitator.

This school year long volunteer opportunity allows for the development of excellent leadership, project management, communication and teaching skills.

MCYU in the City facilitators work in interdisciplinary teams of 4-6 students to develop an engaging, hands-on-workshop targeted to community youth aged 7-14 and their families. Facilitators have the opportunity to network, not only with faculty, but members of various community groups, schools and city officials.

Fall Term – Workshop Design

MCYU in the City facilitators receive comprehensive training and coaching during the fall semester. The training program includes sessions over two Saturdays in September that cover community engagement principles and inquiry based lesson plan development. Facilitators receive mentoring from MCYU staff and subject experts as they design their workshops. Workshop rehearsals are held during October and November where teams are provided with constructive feedback.

Winter Term – Workshop Delivery

MCYU in the City facilitators deliver workshops to youth and their families at public libraries, after school programs and public schools. Each team is expected to deliver a minimum of 7 workshops over the course of the year from January to May.

Our Facilitator Training program is for McMaster University Students who are committed to volunteering for the full school year with us as a workshop facilitator with our MCYU in the City Workshops program.

If you are a McMaster Student and would like to learn more see how to become a MCYU in the City Workshop Facilitator.

McMaster Children & Youth University

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


MCYU Event Calendar

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    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    May 25, 2019
    McMaster Children's Hospital - Health Sciences
    1200 Main Street West, Ewart Angus Centre, Room 1A1, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

    Lecture Description:

    RUMOURS, CONSPIRACIES & LIES! OH MY! HOW TO SEPARATE FACT FROM FICTION – Sometimes we hear rumours or stories about secret agents scheming to control some of history’s big events or trying to trick us into believing science that isn’t true. These stories can be a lot of fun! Yet sometimes these “conspiracy theories” can confuse us and cause problems of their own. Join us as we discover the kind of tools investigators use to spot fake news, debunk pseudo-science, and separate fact from fiction.

    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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