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Mission & Vision

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Our Mission

At McMaster our purpose is the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge. In our teaching, research, and scholarship, we are committed to creativity, innovation and excellence. We value integrity, quality, inclusiveness and teamwork in everything we do. We inspire critical thinking, personal growth, and a passion for lifelong learning. We serve the social, cultural, and economic needs of our community and our society.

Our Vision

Impact, Ambition and Transformation through Excellence, Inclusion and Community: Advancing Human and Societal Health and Well-being

The vision statement was adopted in 2021 following several months of consultations and discussions across the campus. It captures both the depth of our collective aspirations and desire for impact, as well as our commitment to inclusive excellence and serving the global community in all that we do. In referencing the current positioning statement, the vision statement links McMaster’s historical and continuing strengths and commitments with our intentions and goals for the future.

Institutional Priorities and Strategic Framework View the Plan

McMaster’s Strategic Plan focuses our collective efforts around five key institutional priorities and lays out a strategic framework for addressing them. Based on many months of discussions and consultations across the campus, the Strategic Plan is intended to be a living document, reflective of our nimbleness and innovative approach. It provides the framework for the entire McMaster community to work together to bring our vision to life and increase our positive impact, locally and globally, over the next several years. 

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McMaster to create and lead new international nexus for pandemics and biological threats Read More

The Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats will bring together world-class researchers and partners, knocking down silos and speeding up discoveries.

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