All campuses of McMaster University are places in and for the community. From the use of McMaster's new Action Research Commons Hamilton in East Hamilton, our weekly W.J. McCallion Planetarium shows, or strolling along the trails of Cootes Paradise, our campus has many resources to offer. Please scroll down to learn more about these opportunities. Thanks for visiting and if you have any issues with website links or contact information please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Action Research Commons Hamilton (ARCH)
The Action Research Commons Hamilton is a space in the heart of Hamilton’s east end, dedicated to the sharing of ideas and information. The idea behind the space is to provide a gathering place for researchers, students, area residents, and others to engage with each other while conducting or preparing for community-engaged research. It's not connected with one particular project, school, or agency, and there is no cost to book the space.
Off-Campus Address 1429 Main Street East, Hamilton
Phone: Pete Self or Andrea Cole - 905-525-9140 x 23437
ALTITUDE is an enriching, educational experience dedicated to developing strong interpersonal relationships within groups and helping individuals optimize their personal development in an environment of group support and personal challenge. Our programming strives to foster trust, communication, and group dynamics within teams through a series of challenge-based learning activities. Our programs are designed to address and accommodate the skills each specific group is seeking and to have lots of FUN while doing it!
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 26384
Planning a visit to the McMaster campus? The McMaster University Campus Map provides a detailed layout of campus, including building codes and parking lots. It can help when planning your visit and can be downloaded as a PDF. We also offer a series of Accessible Campus Maps specific to each building on campus. These maps may be helpful in planning your trip to a specific meeting or event and include features to highlight entrances, elevators, stairs, washrooms, and other important features.
Campus Maps: http://www.mcmaster.ca/welcome/campusmap.cfm
Building Maps: http://www.mcmaster.ca/uts/maps/
Centres and Institutes @ McMaster
McMaster University is home to a wide variety of centres and institutes, each with a specialized research focus. Spread throughout our six Faculties, these research units often provide services to industry and community partners, collaborating to address modern research challenges and exploring the major questions facing our society - locally, nationally, and globally. McMaster's Office of Research and International Affairs keeps an updated list of centres and institutes, complete with descriptions of their focus and links to their homepages.
The David Braley Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic
The David Braley Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre is a state-of-the-art facility located on the McMaster University Campus in the David Braley Athletic Centre. The centre is open to McMaster athletes and students, faculty and staff, and the surrounding community. Bracing & Orthotic appointments now available each day. Walk-ins are also welcome!
Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23575
Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging
The Gilbrea Centre at McMaster University represents a major step forward in addressing issues of aging at McMaster University. Based on a collaborative undertaking by outstanding researchers and educators in the faculties of Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Science, as well as collaborators from a range of other disciplines, the Centre will deliver important outcomes in our understanding of the aging process. Our vision includes addressing the needs of an aging population through research and knowledge transfer; through developing and disseminating best practices in the clinical setting; and promoting excellence in teaching. Predicated on a multidisciplinary approach extending beyond the campus to community organizations, caregiver groups, and the public and private sectors, the Centre aims to achieve a powerful and demonstrable impact on dealing effectively, decisively and compassionately with issues of aging.
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24449
Health in the Hubs
The McMaster University School of Nursing (SON) is dedicated to improving the health of residents in our local communities and fulfilling the School’s mission of community engaged scholarship. In 2011 the School launched Health in the Hubs, an ongoing partnership between the SON and the local community planning teams (LPTs) from three Hamilton neighbourhoods: Crown Point, McQuesten, and South Sherman. The LPTs are made up of residents, service providers, places of worship, institutions and local businesses from each neighbourhood hub. A hub brings organizations, businesses and citizens in a community together.
The LIVELab is a new and exciting initiative launched at McMaster University in 2014. Based out of the McMaster Institute for Music & the Mind, the LIVELab will enable cutting edge research. The high precision synchronization between equipment systems in the LIVELab enables cutting edge multi-faceted analysis of complex questions of human interaction related to music, hearing, vision, movement and learning and their importance in human development, health and society.
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 25483
The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have partnered to develop the "LiveWell" community health programs. By collaboratively linking acute care hospital health services with community health and wellness programs, LiveWell aims to create a healthy future for those living with chronic conditions. LiveWell is composed of exercise regimens tailored to the unique needs associated with various chronic conditions and paired with education sessions promoting living well under any circumstances.
Phone: 905-529-7102 ext. 5024
Live Well’s vision is to promote wellness through access to innovative programs based on the health and wellness needs of the communities served. It is through Live Well that the YMCA supports the development of the MAC H2OPE Clinic in collaboration with the McMaster University School of Rehabilitation Science.
The MAC H2OPE Clinic is pleased to provide adults living in downtown Hamilton with access to Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services at no cost. Individuals accessing the clinic services must have financial need and limited or no coverage by insurance. The MAC H2OPE Clinic works to:
- Provide Hamiltonians with access to Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physiotherapy (PT) in a community setting at no cost to the participant
- Provide student OTs and PTs with the opportunity to learn skills in a community setting
- Create research partnerships and opportunities between Hamilton residents, McMaster students, the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford and the School of Rehabilitation Science
Services at MAC H2OPE are provided throughout the year when student O.T.s and PTs are completing their clinical placements. As a result, there may be some times where no one is immediately available to answer phone or email messages, but they will be responded to when the next rotation starts.
Phone: 905-529-7102 ext. 5024
The MacSeniors is an exercise and wellness program, offering a supervised regimen of aerobic and resistance training for individuals 60 to 80 years of age. Personalized programs are designed using our specialized exercise equipment based on the needs and fitness levels of each individual.
Contact Person: Karen Winegard
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24877
MacWheelers is an adapted exercise and wellness program, providing inclusive and accessible opportunities for those living with spinal cord injuries and other neurological impairments to engage in regular community fitness programming. We offer one-on-one assistance from a student volunteer to assist participants to carry out their exercise programs on our innovative adaptive equipment.
Phone: (905) 525 9140 ext. 22576
McMaster Athletics & Recreation | McMaster Marauders
We serve our McMaster and greater Hamilton communities, offering programs and services, facilities and expertise to support the cultivation of the human potential in each of us - and we aim to be the best at what we do. We recognize the value in offering active invitations, not just open doors, and are committed to leading and learning alongside our community members to build a strong and inclusive community over time. Memberships to the David Braley Athletics Centre and access to instructional programmes are available to the community. Tickets to Marauders events are available for purchase at Compass in the Student Centre.
Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 24612
McMaster Cardiac Rehabilitation
Our program offers safe and appropriate exercise programs for patients with heart disease—patients with risk factors for heart disease and patients who have had a heart attack, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, angioplasty/stent, valve repair/replacement, or heart transplant. Our supervised exercise sessions are designed using our specialized exercise equipment to meet the individual needs and fitness levels of each patient. A documented emergency plan is in place and is known to all staff, including the requirement of current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification, phone access to the campus first response team and local paramedic services, and presence of an AED on site.
Contact Person: Karen Winegard
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24877
The McMaster Community Poverty Initiative (MCPI) was formed in 2007 by concerned faculty, staff, and students who were interested in expanding McMaster's role in addressing local conditions of poverty. The MCPI has membership from faculties across campus, and works to enhance relationships between McMaster and Hamilton, with a focus on poverty reduction. Our members work with such local committees as HOPE (Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination), the Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, and Living Wage Hamilton.
Contact Person: Caitlin Craven
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext.23784
McMaster Health Forum
The McMaster Health Forum is a leading hub for improving health outcomes through collective problem solving. The Forum's activities centre around dialogue and debate, research and education, with the goal of preparing the leaders of today and tomorrow, and citizens to act to address key health challenges. Building on McMaster's tradition of evidence-based medicine and problem-based learning, we draw on an unparalleled breadth of synthesized evidence to empower stakeholders to set agendas, take well-considered actions and communicate the rationale for actions effectively.
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 22121
McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO)
The McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) supports the research endeavors of McMaster University and its affiliated hospitals, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Hamilton Healthcare by facilitating collaborative research with industry partners and disseminating research results through commercialization. MILO is a unit of the Research and International Affairs Office at McMaster University. MILO assists both researchers and industry by:
- Connecting industry with researchers to advance collaborative research opportunities
- Identifying and providing support for government funding applications for student fellowships, research, and technology development
- Negotiating research agreements between industry and McMaster, including confidentiality and material transfer agreements
- Evaluating and protecting intellectual property
- Licensing technologies
- Establishing and supporting spin-offs
- Educating the research community on matters related to intellectual property, research agreements and industry partnerships
- Supporting youth entrepreneurship through the campus-linked accelerator, The Forge, which is open to current students, alumni and youth from the community
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 28646
McMaster Innovation Park
McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) at 175 Longwood Road South, is a premier research park that boasts an award winning design, 180,000 square-foot, 4-level office, laboratory and conference facility situated on 37 acres in the west end of Hamilton on Hwy 403 less than 2 kilometers from the internationally acclaimed McMaster University. MIP offers collaborative space for researchers and
McMaster Museum of Art
Established in 1967, the McMaster Museum of Art is a public, non-profit, university-affiliated gallery situated in the heart of McMaster University campus in Hamilton, Ontario. MMA presents dynamic exhibitions of historical, modern and contemporary art in 5 galleries with complementary programs and is home to the University’s internationally recognized art collection of more than 6,000 objects.
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23241
McMaster Nuclear Reactor
The McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR) began operating in 1959 as the first university-based research reactor in the British Commonwealth. More than 50 years later, MNR remains an integral part of the value chain of a number of industries, providing an array of services which would not otherwise be readily available to our stakeholders. Perhaps most notably, MNR is one of the world’s largest suppliers of the medical radioisotope iodine-125 which is used for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Contact Person: Susan Jack
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 26223
McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
The Portal offers evidence-based information about how to stay healthy, active and engaged, and how to manage our health conditions as we grow older, through direct and easy self-serve access for citizens, as well as clinicians, public health professionals and policymakers. The Portal offers a wealth of content, including citizen blogs, evidence summaries, web resource ratings and information on our upcoming events. Register for free today to access the Portal at mcmasteroptimalaging.org.
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 22121
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/McMaster-Optimal-Aging-Portal-137375706451080 Twitter: @Mac_AgingNews
McMaster Student Outreach Collaborative
McMaster Student Outreach Collaborative (Mac SOC) is an interdisciplinary group of volunteer students, staff and faculty whose aim is to work with the community to conduct outreach for those who are marginally housed, homeless or at risk of homelessness in the City of Hamilton.
Email: Kim Lalonde - email@example.com
Ontario Public Interest Research Group McMaster (OPIRG)
OPIRG McMaster is a student funded/student directed not-for-profit organization engaging student volunteers to take action on important social justice and environmental issues. There are plenty of ways students and community can become active citizens through OPIRG. OPIRG Working Groups are open to anyone interested in becoming active on important local and international issues.
Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext.27289
Origins Institute – 3D Theatre
The Origins Institute is excited to be developing and bringing a unique 3D show to Hamilton audiences. The Director of the Origins Institute, Ralph Pudritz, first proposed to develop 3D visualization for both research, as well as to create a theatre environment to show 3D educational films to the public. The 3D Theatre, which also doubles as an undergraduate lecture theatre, began in 2006 and launched a full schedule of shows open to individuals and groups in 2011. The data for the movies was generated in super computers at the Swinburne University of Technologies’ Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, then shaped into animated three-dimensional form. Seeing planets you can almost touch, or having space particles whiz past your head develops an appreciation for the vastness of space and the extreme conditions on alien worlds, which is often lost in 2D versions.
QReserve Research Equipment Database
QReserve is a public database of research equipment, services and experts built to connect researchers and encourage the use of available research resources. McMaster University utilizes QReserve to catalogue tools and services, encourage resource sharing and to attract industrial collaborations.
McMaster's Sidewalk Astronomy is an outreach initiative to bring astronomy to the public. A group of astronomy graduate students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy set up a large telescope on McMaster's campus to look at Hamilton's skies. The observing events focus on some of the brightest objects that can be seen from Hamilton such as planets, star clusters, nebulae and even other galaxies. Everyone is welcomed to take a look through the telescope.
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/102551365528936188009/posts
W.J. McCallion Planetarium
Visit the Planetarium any Wednesday evening for a public show, or book the Planetarium for a private group show. We give shows on a variety of different astronomical topics, and host school groups, adult groups, cubs and brownies, other interested groups. We also present shows for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and proposals. Please visit our website or call the Planetarium to obtain more information, to view the current show schedule, and to reserve tickets.
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 27777