University research is the foundation of knowledge. It is the driver of innovation and critical to the social, cultural and economic fabric of our society. Research is the tool that supports evidence-based decisions—decisions that inform policy, impact organizations, and influence the lives of citizens locally and globally.
Research also has the power to bring diverse groups of people together behind a common, focused goal. It develops our understanding—socially, culturally and physically—of the world in which we live. It teaches us how to teach and guides how we learn on our own and with others. It empowers individuals and groups, and advances our understanding of cultures and social relations.
At McMaster, it is our goal and responsibility to use our evidence-based knowledge to support understanding, enable positive change, and, ultimately, advance the health and well-being of society.