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Engineering is for Everyone

When you come to McMaster, not only are you part of one of the world's top Universities, you are joining the #FireballFamily. We foster a spirit of innovation through cooperation — not competition. We are continually working hard to ensure that everyone feels invited and a deep sense of belonging.

We believe Engineering is for Everyone. 

McMaster’s Access Strategy

McMaster’s Access Strategy assists academically qualified students from equity deserving groups in Hamilton and surrounding communities to access university education at the undergraduate level.

We work with students to help navigate the application and admissions process and are here to ensure success through to graduation.

Supporting Diversity: Student Groups

EngiQueers

An LGBTQ+ social connection, professional development and advocacy group within Mac Eng. This group hosts events all year long that aim to bring the community closer together.

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McMaster Women in Engineering Society (WIE) 

The McMaster Women in Engineering Society (WIE) strives to create a community where women-identifying students feel empowered and supported throughout their education. WIE hosts a variety of events open to all engineering students throughout the year based on their five pillars: Outreach, Mentorship, Professional Development, Social and EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion).

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National Society for Black Engineers

NSBE fosters a rich environment of scholars and peers that encourage fellow engineering students to grow both educationally and socially.

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A brand-new club, AISES provides opportunities for Indigenous students from  Turtle Island (North America) and the Pacific Islands in STEM studies to attend Conferences, and access Mentorship, Scholarships and Internships. 

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MacEng #FireballFamily

Our students will help you integrate into university on both an academic and social level. Students will always find a home at McMaster Engineering that is unique to them. McMaster fosters a collegial working environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration within and between Faculties.

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How did you know McMaster was the right fit?

Our students talk about the moment they realized that McMaster was the right place for them. From the community, to the campus, to the programs, students describe the many factors that contributed to their decision to choose McMaster. 

Jamal Deen receives China’s highest academic honour in science and technology

June 8, 2020

Jamal Deen receives China’s highest academic honour in science and technology

Deen is only the second Canadian to be elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Academician group.

Tom Wanyama named Lab Director for the Learning Factory

March 12, 2021

Tom Wanyama named Lab Director for the Learning Factory

Tom Wanyama, Chair of the Automation Engineering Technology program in the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, has been selected to lead the Learning Factory as the Lab Director.

Black History Month Q&A Spotlight Series: Olajide Akintayo

February 18, 2021

Black History Month Q&A Spotlight Series: Olajide Akintayo

To Materials Science and Engineering PhD student, Olajide Akintayo, Black History Month means reflecting on challenges faced by people of colour, celebrating achievements and working towards inclusivity.

Black History Month Q&A Spotlight Series: Shunae Mickle

February 10, 2021

Black History Month Q&A Spotlight Series: Shunae Mickle

Getting involved is how McMaster Engineering student, Shunae Mickle is growing personally and professionally.

Black History Month Q&A Spotlight Series: Rotimi Fadiya

February 4, 2021

Black History Month Q&A Spotlight Series: Rotimi Fadiya

By embracing ideas and opportunities with grace, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering grad, Rotimi Fadiya has discovered the key to success early in his career.

Black History Month: Celebrating Black excellence in engineering

February 3, 2021

Black History Month: Celebrating Black excellence in engineering

To recognize Black History Month, McMaster Engineering celebrates the achievements of Black students, alumni and faculty and highlights new initiatives that will create a more inclusive environment.

NSBE Scholarship

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) McMaster Chapter has launched a new scholarship that will be awarded annually to Canadian Black students entering the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster.

The NSBE McMaster Chapter Entrance Award will provide $2,500 a year to first-year Black students who demonstrate strong leadership skills and valuable contributions to their community. Recipients will also be offered a position on the NSBE McMaster Executive Team.

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Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology IBET PhD Fellowship

McMaster Engineering has partnered with five other Ontario universities (Waterloo, Ottawa, UofT, Queen’s and Western) to release a new Fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.

The IBET Momentum Fellowship aims to address the urgent need to encourage and support the pursuit of graduate studies by underrepresented groups.

The Fellowship is valued up to $25,000 per year for up to four years for doctoral students in the Faculty of Engineering and is available annually.

This initiative aims to change the academic landscape within the next five to 10 years by increasing the number of Indigenous and Black engineering professors teaching and researching in universities across Ontario.

The PepsiCo Canada Entrance Award in Engineering 

Established in 2020 by PepsiCo Canada. 

Requirements: To be awarded to undergraduate students entering Level 1 in the Faculty of Engineering who identify as racialized students, attain high averages, and who demonstrate leadership potential. 

Typically Available: Variable x $2,500 

Brighter World Scholarships for Black Students

Established in 2020 by McMaster University to celebrate the achievements of Black students entering an undergraduate program.

Value: $2,500 (a variable number of scholarships available)

Eligibility for Award: Must be a self-identified Black student applying for admission to a Level 1 program.

Meet three of McMaster Engineering’s equity, diversity and inclusion scholarship winners

McMaster Engineering scholarship winners Halima Banuso, James LeMoine and Adekunle Omoniyi consider the importance of scholarships being available to diverse groups and what winning a scholarship means for them and future generations.

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