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Engineering is for Everyone

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We believe Engineering is for Everyone. 

We're Working Towards Inclusive Excellence

At McMaster, there is transformative work being undertaken to ensure inclusive excellence in the recruitment and retention of faculty that have been underrepresented across all academic disciplines, which is articulated in McMaster’s EDI Strategy: Towards Inclusive Excellence and reinforced in the President’s recent letter to the community.

As part of this transformative work, McMaster recently launched a cohort hiring initiative of up to twelve appointments of emerging and established academics and scholars who will contribute to the advancement of Black academic excellence across all six McMaster Faculties

Learn more about this hiring initiative on our current opportunities tab. 

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Supporting Women in Engineering 

We support female students of many ages in a variety of ways, from camp programs, clubs, conferences and scholarships for elementary and high school students. Through programs such as career exploration and the experiential learning event Go ENG Girl and others, young girls learn how engineering and science can affect our daily lives for the better.

McMaster Engineering faculty members, many of them women, mentor prospective and current students through speed mentoring, networking and other programs. As well, about half of our women engineering students act as ambassadors on campus and offer peer-to-peer support, for instance through the Big Sister Little Sister program.

#MacEng stories that will inspire you

McMaster student first Canadian to be awarded prestigious aerospace fellowship

February 11, 2020

McMaster student first Canadian to be awarded prestigious aerospace fellowship

This International Day for Girls and Women in Science, we’re celebrating Hira Nadeem, an electrical engineering student who is one of 40 women recognized for excellence in the aerospace industry.

Driving Diversity event inspires the next generation of female automotive engineers

January 16, 2020

Driving Diversity event inspires the next generation of female automotive engineers

The second annual Driving Diversity event, held at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC), brought together over 70 female high school students and representatives from McMaster’s vehicle teams.

McMaster Engineering alumna wins Nobel Prize in Physics

October 2, 2018

McMaster Engineering alumna wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Donna Strickland, a McMaster alumna who received her Bachelor of Engineering degree (B. Eng) in engineering physics in 1981, has won the Nobel Prize in Physics, the first woman to do so in 55 years and one of only three in the history of the award.

Black History Month: Why is diversity in STEM important?

February 15, 2019

Black History Month: Why is diversity in STEM important?

Students Feyisayo Enuiyin, Brian Kibazohi and Olayiwola Bakare share their thoughts on the importance of Black History Month and why education is key.

A tale of perseverance

September 5, 2018 / Source: McMaster Daily News

A tale of perseverance

The journey of two sisters from Damascus

A passion for creating positive change

August 28, 2018

A passion for creating positive change

Jenna Harris, an incoming Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (iBioMed) student, earned a $70K scholarship for community leadership.

Big Ideas: Computer Science for Everyone

August 3, 2018

Big Ideas: Computer Science for Everyone

Technology touches everybody’s life. And everybody should have the opportunity to shape technology.

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 female-identifying students feel empowered and supported throughout their education. WIE hosts a variety of events open to all engineering students throughout the year ranging from soldering workshops to industry nights and spa nights. 

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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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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. 

Big Ideas are born at McMaster Engineering

Big Ideas: Getting to the ‘pointe’

April 12, 2018

Big Ideas: Getting to the ‘pointe’

Mechanical Engineering & Society student and ballerina, Lacey Wice, examines the mechanics of ballet and how the dance has helped her become the ‘whole engineer’.

Big Ideas: A deep dive into diversity

February 15, 2018

Big Ideas: A deep dive into diversity

Vanessa Raponi, president of EngiQueers, a national non-for-profit LGBTQ+ advocacy group, tackles the complex challenge of improving diversity in engineering.

Big Ideas: Using Technology to Build Community

March 29, 2018

Big Ideas: Using Technology to Build Community

At 25, Janelle Hinds (B.Eng. ‘15, Electrical and Biomedical) is a tech-savvy entrepreneur who has already left a lasting mark on McMaster and is now being noticed by the rest of the world.

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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