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Big Ideas: 60th Anniversary Applause & Accolades Celebration
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Liuna Station - Grand Central Ballroom
360 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
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Terry Milson
Phone: 905.525.9140 ext. 27391 

Dr. Ishwar Puri, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering invites you to join us for an evening in honour of 60 years of engineering excellence and #BigIdeas. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of our faculty, staff and students and pay tribute to our distinguished alumni.


McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering invites you to join fellow alumni, faculty members, students, staff and friends to celebrate the Faculty of Engineering’s 60th Anniversary on May 3rd, 2018 at our annual Applause & Accolades Awards Celebration at Liuna Station in Hamilton. 

Tickets are $150 each or a table of eight is $1200. Black tie is optional. 

This is an evening, themed around “Big Ideas” in honour of 60 years of Engineering Excellence. The accomplishments of the Faculty of Engineering award recipients will be celebrated along with Top 150+ Engineering Alumni. (Learn more about our Big Ideas campaign and our  Big Ideas contest.)

McMaster Engineering has much to celebrate. We have a rich history of research that addresses the grand challenges facing Canada and the world, including climate change, renewable energy, digital transformation and health care. Since its founding by Dr. John W. Hodgins, McMaster Engineering has been committed to leading research and world-class education with a social conscience.

We continue to evolve how we educate students. We inspire engaged citizen scholars and alumni who are a force for positive change around the globe. In 2017, we opened the Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning and a new Makerspace in Thode Library to foster growth outside the classroom. In 2018, a new tower devoted to engineering innovation is slated to open.

Our reputation continues to grow. ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 ranked civil engineering among the top 30 programs in the world, and three programs (metallurgical engineering, computer science and engineering, and transportation science and engineering) among the top 75 in their areas.

As one of the world’s Top 100 universities, McMaster Engineering’s leading faculty members and exceptional students are excited to celebrate this key milestone in our history. We hope you can join us for this signature Diamond Jubilee event.