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Paradigm-shifting Research for the Greater Global Good: Setting the Stage for our Future Direction

From the outset, McMaster has been known for its pioneering spirit and ability to look at the world in new and unique ways.

From becoming the first university in the Commonwealth to house a nuclear reactor to our radical notion of problem-based learning and evidence-based medicine that revolutionized the way health professionals learn and practice, McMaster’s outstanding researchers have had extraordinary success in achieving outcomes that have deep- and far-reaching impact on health, prosperity, and the future of our planet. We’ve achieved success on the strength of our researchers and the deployment of Canada Research Chairs in these areas of excellence.

While not exhaustive, there are some the key areas — human health and social determinants; Indigenous research and inquiry; sustainability for global prosperity; and materials and the built society — where our researchers are delivering new knowledge, new tools, and new solutions to meet our most pressing global challenges.