McMaster University

McMaster University

McMaster Children and Youth University

mcmaster children and youth university


You spoke and we listened...

Our new website will be live in late Summer 2016. It will include updated content, lecture and workshop countdowns, social media integration and more!!

Welcome to MCYU

MCYU offers free, monthly Saturday morning lectures for young students (7-14 years old), to spark their curiosity and expose them to the university environment.

Our speakers present topics about science, arts, social science and more. These fun, kid-friendly lectures provide the opportunity to learn from a real professor, find out what it feels like to be on campus, and get a taste of what university life is like!

5 Years and Counting!

With thanks to our dedicated team and wonderful MCYU families, we are now in our 5th session of providing engaging lectures to eager young minds. The MCYU program continues to grow with our post-lecture activities and most recently, the addition of our community outreach program - MCYU in the City.

Thousands of students and their families have enjoyed our sessions over the last 4 years, with many of the students successfully acquiring a graduation certificate for attending 6 out of 8 lectures per session.

We are looking forward to another very successful year for our MCYU students!

Great idea! How did we come up with it?

We were inspired by the European Children’s University Network. Today, in over 200 locations across Europe, educational activities tailored for youth take place on university campuses and imitate academic life for kids. We loved the idea so much that we decided to bring it home to McMaster.

Congratulations Graduates!

MCYU Graduating class

Congratulations to our MCYU Graduating Class of 2015/2016!

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