Welcome to the McMaster Children & Youth University
MCYU delivers FREE programming for children and youth ages 7-14 in all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).
All of our programs are developed around our guiding philosophy,
QUESTION – DISCOVER – CREATE™.
Our programs bridge the gap between the university and the wider Hamilton community by sharing the exciting research happening at McMaster University in a way that is fun and accessible to ALL children and youth. Our goal is to empower and academically prepare youth, especially those at a socioeconomic disadvantage, to aspire to university education in subject areas such as science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).
Youth, families, schools and community agencies can currently engage with us at our
Online Family Lecture Series presented by University Professors.
Educators can book an Online MCYU in the City Workshops to visit their class.
All are welcome to explore the MCYU Kid Zone page for asynchronous STEAM Learning activities.
It is MCYU’s goal to continue to provide,
Our SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING opportunities can be accessed,
Our ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING opportunities can be accessed through our KID ZONE PAGE. Young people, parents and teachers looking for STEAM activities, can independently navigate the MCYU KID ZONE PAGE to discover STEAM Challenges, Online Lectures, Virtual Tours and more.
The MCYU Virtual Family Lecture Series will run from January 2021 to May 2021 on the fourth Saturday of every month. The online lectures will commence at 11am. At the end of the presentation young people and parents will have an opportunity to ask questions.
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Our MCYU in the City Workshops which have been visiting classrooms, libraries and after school programs for the past five years are now Virtual.
Through course instruction, McMaster University Students develop and deliver engaging synchronous learning experiences for children and youth through Virtual Workshops.
Virtual Workshops are 30-40min., appropriate for grades 3-8, and FREE of Cost. For more info on how to sign your class or outreach program up for a virtual workshop please contact MCYU’s Program Coordinator Rebecca Young at email@example.com.
For the general public who are interested in participating in our Virtual Workshops, please see our events calendar to see when we will be holding workshops through the Hamilton Public Library.
MCYU has been working hard to provide engaging virtual content that can be accessed by children, youth, guardians or teachers directly from our website.
Do a STEAM challenge, watch an online lecture, go on a virtual sculpture tour - the possibilities are endless.
This accredited course for McMaster University Students will train you to develop and facilitate fun and educational virtual workshops for children and youth in schools, libraries, and community centres.
THE MAIN GOAL OF 2MC3 is to produce an engaging learning experience for young people in the Hamilton community.
This year, this will take the form of an online workshop.
Students can expect to learn about subjects that will have value in this class and beyond, such as:
This accredited course for McMaster University Students will train you to facilitate fun and educational virtual workshops for children and youth in schools, libraries, and community centres. Students will also gain valuable transferable employment skills such as leadership, project budget and management in this course.
THE MAIN GOAL OF 2MD3 is to learn how to communicate research effectively to a younger audience and practice leadership and knowledge translation skills through fun, education, virtual synchronous workshops offered to children & youth in grades 3-8.MORE INFO
About this event:
Did you know that cells in the body of plants and animals have their own language? They can scream “help” or “stay away”! This helps our body to adapt to future stress. For example, when we get sick by breathing in a germ, how does our whole body feel sick? How do we get stronger and faster when we exercise? Do you know that mothers can even communicate with their babies in womb to prepare them for when they are born? Together, we’ll learn about some of the conversations IN your body and talk about some ways in which you can try to tune in to the signals.
This online lecture will take place on zoom. To receive the zoom link to the live, online lecture you must register through Eventbrite. You will be sent a link to the event by email the morning of the event on Saturday, February 27, 2021
About Dr. Sandeep Raha
Dr. Raha is the Co-Founder and Director of the McMaster Children & Youth University and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University.
Since 2007, Dr. Raha has been a Principle Investigator in the Department of Pediatrics, at McMaster University where his research has focused on understanding how dietary, pharmaceutical and environmental stressors impact placental function and potentially alter the post-natal health of the baby.
Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)
Date and Time:
Sat, February 27, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Location: Online Event