McMaster University recognizes and acknowledges that it is located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations, and within the lands protected by the Dish With One Spoon wampum agreement.

Welcome to McMaster University and to the Office of the President. McMaster has achieved a great deal since its founding was made possible by a generous gift from Senator William McMaster in 1887. From its inception the University’s aim has been to develop and realize the potential both of individuals and of society at large. This remains our essential purpose and as an institution we are committed to serving the public good and creating a brighter world for all through the art and science of discovery. McMaster remains focused on providing high-quality, innovative education, enabling cutting-edge research, and proactively engaging with the broader community of which we are a part.

As is clear from our website, the intellectual work of our University encompasses a huge range of disciplines, subjects, and areas of enquiry, and the thousands of individuals who comprise the McMaster community are no less diverse. McMaster strives to be a welcoming and inclusive community that prizes respect, collaboration, and diversity, and supports all its members in feeling valued and respected for their contributions to our shared mission and goals. As an institution of higher learning we are committed to upholding freedom of expression, belief, and diversity of knowledge, and endeavour to do so within a framework of dignity, respect, and public engagement.

The University’s website provides a wealth of information about the mission and vision of the University, our innovative educational programs, ground-breaking research, and the students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and supporters who make up the McMaster community. As well as providing us with a sense of purpose, our history also challenges us to think creatively and effect the positive changes that have allowed us to develop and grow as an institution. This webpage contains information about the University’s priorities, the key principles that guide us in our efforts to realize these goals, and the annual reporting documents that record our progress.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find the information you seek. Whether you join us from across the campus, or from the other side of the world, I am proud to welcome you to our community.

Dr. David Farrar, President and Vice-Chancellor