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The involvement of our School in using innovative pedagogical approaches reflects McMaster’s strong commitment to excellence in original research in a student-centered environment.

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Innovative teaching, hands-on learning and opportunities to engage with the community form the core of all of our programs.

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From interactive classrooms to interdisciplinary laboratories, purpose-built facilities provide students exciting opportunities to engage in and explore science.

The SIS Approach Director's Welcome

Our faculty and students value exploration and collaborative learning across different fields. This interdisciplinary approach makes our programs unique.

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We pursue a diverse range of research interests including fundamental science, teaching innovation, science communication and community engagement.

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Ana Campos
Director, School of Interdisciplinary Science

Director’s Welcome

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the School of Interdisciplinary Science (SIS) in the Faculty of Science at McMaster University. The School, founded in 2016, provides administrative and pedagogical support to unique programs in the Faculty of Science: Integrated ScienceLife Sciences and Medical Radiation Sciences.

Our School’s professors, instructional assistants, staff, teaching assistants and peer mentor undergraduates work together to create and implement novel teaching approaches. These enhance student learning, promote community engagement and prepare our students to be well-rounded members of their communities.

The thread that links our three exceptional programs is the commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, employing experiential and hands-on opportunities. Core to this approach is our focus on the role of science in addressing contemporary challenges in human health and societal well-being.

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