WHO WE ARE

ABOUT MCYU

McMaster Children and Youth University delivers STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) based programming for children and youth in the form of FREE, on-campus Lectures by university professors and community outreach workshops facilitated by McMaster University students trained through our MCYU in the City program.

MCYU focuses on family learning, which allows for greater long-term retention of the material being delivered; creating conversational opportunities well beyond the classroom.

Youth are encouraged to:

Question the world around them

Discover their potential

Create amazing future opportunities

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Our programs are targeted to youth 7-14 years old, but we do not restrict our attendance. We believe youth and their families should learn together and welcome all family members to all our programs.

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to prepare our students to become innovative and responsible leaders of tomorrow. To support their growth, we inspire youth to question their world, discover their potential, and work together to create better futures.

MORE SPECIFICALLY WE:

(a) Provide original and relevant programming – a complement to grades 4-10 education –that empowers youth as confident and conscientious life-long learners.

(b) Collaborate with partners in our students’ education, including schools and community organizations.

(c) Connect youth with inspiring mentors, guides in multidisciplinary career exploration.

(d) Create interactive, inquisitive, and inclusive spaces where youth can explore their curiosities.

 

MCYU FOR ALL

It is important to us that our programs are accessible to ALL children and youth. We are currently working to deepen our relationships with schools and organizations in neighbourhoods where high-school completion rates are disproportionately low. To help decrease barriers we bring our MCYU in the City Workshops directly into these neighbourthoods and provide transportation to our on-campus programs.

 

INQUIRY BASED LEARNING

Engaging in inquiry-based learning is an important step toward fostering a more fertile relationship between participants and knowledge not yet within their grasp. This model is well suited to inspire the curiosity and self-confidence that is essential to long-term educational engagement.

2018 Graduates
Girl raising hand in lecture.
Girl raising hand in lecture.
2018 Graduates

What is MCYU?

OUR REACH – Map of all of the locations we’re in:

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
Canada

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

CONTACT US



MCYU Event Calendar

< 2019 >
November
  • 02

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    November 2, 2019
    McMaster Children's Hospital - Hamilton Health Sciences
    1200 Main Street West, Ewart Angus Centre, Room 1A1, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

    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, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

    Register Now!
     

  • 16

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    November 16, 2019
    Hamilton Public Library - Central Library
    55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

    MCYU in the City Workshops presents Rise of the Robots

    Workshop Description:

    RISE OF THE ROBOTS: Okay Google, how do robots think? Discover how Siri and Alexa work!

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

    Register Now!
     

  • 23

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    November 23, 2019
    McMaster Children's Hospital - Hamilton Health Sciences
    1200 Main Street West, Ewart Angus Centre, Room 1A1, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

    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 a hands-on activity immediately following our lecture, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

    Register Now!
     

  • 30

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    November 30, 2019
    Burlington Public Library - Central
    2331 New Street, Burlington, ON L7R 1J4

    MCYU in the City Workshops presents Beat the Bug

    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

    Register Now!
     

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