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David Farrar to conclude his tenure as president in June 2025 Learn More

McMaster’s President and Vice-Chancellor, David Farrar, has advised the Board of Governors he will conclude his tenure when his five-year term ends on June 30, 2025. Farrar is announcing his plans now in accordance with McMaster’s practice that a sitting president provide 18 months’ notice of whether they intend to seek reappointment, and to allow ample time to undertake a presidential search.

Message to the McMaster community from Board of Governors chair Jane Allen Learn More

On behalf of the Board of Governors and the entire McMaster community, I offer our sincere thanks and appreciation to David for his dedicated service and commitment, and for the extensive time, effort, and energy he has devoted to leading our institution and maintaining McMaster’s reputation for research and teaching innovation and excellence at the local, national, and global levels.

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Institutional Priorities and Strategic Goals Report Learn More

Learn more about the many accomplishments and initiatives across campus that are helping advance McMaster’s institutional priorities and strategic goals.

McMaster's Mission & Vision Learn More

Learn more about McMaster’s strategic plan, and our vision to advance human and societal health and well-being through teaching and research excellence.

Biography Learn More

Get to know more about President Farrar including his career path, how he discovered his passion for chemistry, and working the night shift to pay the bills as an undergrad.

In Conversation with the President Watch videos

Join President Farrar as he gets to know campus leaders, researchers and other interesting members of the McMaster community in this new video series.

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