McMaster University



At McMaster University, 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.  

As one of the top 100 universities in the world, we’re an innovative education and research community committed to discovery and improving the world around us. We believe human and societal health and well-being depend on sharing creative, diverse thoughts and ideas.  

We are a truly global university, both in terms of our people and our impact. Our 32,000+ students and 1,000+ faculty come to McMaster from all over the world to teach and discover. We are a leading hub of research, consistently ranked as one of Canada’s most research-intensive institutions, and ranked 33rd in the world for global impact on our communities. 

Our Impact

McMaster has a long proud history of receiving support from gifts left in wills. In fact, the university was founded in 1887 thanks to a gift in Senator William McMaster’s will. This gift and hundreds since then have provided the foundation for McMaster’s success as a research and teaching powerhouse dedicated to creating a brighter world through the art and science of discovery. 

Leaving a gift to McMaster in your will can create a legacy that will help our students, faculty and community members in a number of crucial ways.  

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Legal Name

McMaster University

Charity Number

11903 5988 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Scholarships and Bursaries: A financial award gives students much more than money. It gives precious time to focus on academics and pursue extracurricular activities.  

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: McMaster is committed to fostering a culture that respects the human rights, integrity and dignity of all community members.   

Student Wellness: Gifts to the Student Success Centre ensure that all of our students thrive and succeed.  

Research: McMaster’s researchers are at the forefront of the most pressing issues of the day, from curing diseases to combating climate change and pioneering innovative new technologies.  

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