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MCYU in the City was founded in 2014 in order to take the MCYU brand of educational experiences out to communities. These 1 hour workshops are developed based on questions and interests from youth ages 7-14 and challenge them to work in teams to creatively develop solutions to issues that they may face in their everyday lives. The workshops are facilitated by highly trained McMaster Students who work interactively with youth following our education credo:




Our student facilitators guide 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.


MCYU in the City has formed valuable partnerships with Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, Hamilton Public Library, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, the YMCA Beyond the Bell Program, The North Hamilton Community Centre and Pathways to Education, The Cathy Weaver after school program as well as the Hamilton Home School Network. Our workshops can be carried out in community centers, libraries and schools.


Are you a COMMUNITY MEMBER who would like to attend one of our workshops? See our Calendar to stay up to date with where we are in the city.


Are you a COMMUNITY AGENCY who would like to book a workshop at your facility? Contact us at to inquire about booking a workshop at your facility.


Are you a McMASTER STUDENT wondering how you can become a MCYU in the City Workshop Facilitator?

Curiosity Crawl workshop where and kids arecreating a clay model to look like a human hand.
Kids doing an activity in the hall.
3 MCYU in the City facilitators.
2 kids team up for a fun activity.

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
      January 23, 2021

      About this event:

      Have you ever broken a bone? Ever wonder if there are things you can do when you’re young to make your bones as strong as possible to prevent broken bones later in life? Join Dr. Pritchard to discover things you can do NOW to make sure your bones stay healthy and keep you standing tall for life!

      This online lecture will take place on zoom. To receive the zoom link to the live, online lecture you must register through Eventbrite. You will be sent a link to the event by email prior to the event date on Saturday, January 23, 2021

      About Dr. Janet Pritchard

      Dr. Pritchard is an Assistant Professor at McMaster University. The focus of her PhD and postdoc work was on the assessment of bone quality in older adults with type 2 diabetes, the assessment of frailty in clinical practice, and on the use of electronic decision support systems for the dissemination of clinical practice guidelines. Dr. Pritchard teaches in the Life Sciences and Kinesiology Programs at McMaster University.

      Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

      Cost: FREE

      Date and Time:

      Sat, 23 January 2020

      11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


      Online Event

      Register Now!


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