Welcome to McMaster and to the Office of the President. The University’s website provides a wealth of information about the mission and vision of the University, its innovative educational programs, cutting-edge research, and the students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and supporters who make up the McMaster community. I was privileged to become a member of this community in July 2010, when I began my term as President and Vice-Chancellor.

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 through the provision of education, the undertaking of research, and engagement with the broader community of which we are a part.

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 current initiatives underway, and the key principles that guide us in our efforts to realize these goals. You will also find my monthly video conversations, information on upcoming events, and recent reports.

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. Patrick Deane, President and Vice-Chancellor