Maps & Facilities

Central Campus

McMaster University Communications Research Laboratory
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McMaster Communications Research Laboratory

Map and directions to the Communications Research Laboratory

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McMaster University Health Sciences Centre
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McMaster University Medical Centre - Building

The McMaster University Health Sciences Centre on campus houses both McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) and the McMaster site of Hamilton Health Sciences hospitals. The Main Street West building also houses the McMaster Children's Hospital, the second largest children's hospital in the province. The tertiary-level hospital occupies about 60 percent of the building and the Faculty has its administrative offices and classrooms, including the School of Nursing, in the rest of the space. The award-winning building, completed in 1972, was designed by Eberhard Zeidler of the Toronto architecture firm Craig, Zeidler and Strong.

Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL)
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Michael G. DeGoote Centre for Learning and Discovery - Building

The five-story Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL), opened in 2004, provides state-of-the-art facilities for both education and research. Tied to the Health Sciences Centre by pedestrian walkways, it houses several of the Faculty of Health Sciences' programs including the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and the midwifery, physician assistant and Bachelor of Health Sciences programs. Cutting-edge institutes housed at the centre include the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research; the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute and the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care as well as the National Pain Centre. Its facilities include Canada's first university human vector lab, the Robert E. Fitzhenry Vector Laboratory and the David Braley Stem Cell Library. The 300,000-square-foot facility has a dramatic three-story glass atrium at the entrance.

Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS)
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Institute for Applied Health Sciences - Building

The Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) is a joint initiative with the Faculty of Health Sciences and Human Services at Mohawk College. Located on the grounds of McMaster University, the Institute houses the School of Rehabilitation Science with graduate programs in occupational therapy, rehabilitation and physiotherapy, along with Mohawk students involved in the McMaster-Mohawk-Conestoga BScN Program.

Health Sciences Campus Store
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The Health Sciences Campus Store is a full service health sciences bookstore and a media production services centre under one roof. The store's services may be accessed by both students and others in the health-care community. The Health Sciences Capus Store is located on the first floor of the McMaster Health Sciences Centre (McMaster Children's Hospital) opposite the red elevators (Room 1G1).

Health Sciences Library
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Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library supports all education and research programs of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and serves as a valuable resource for the students in the Faculty's various programs and the local medical community. Sited at the north-west corner of the Health Sciences Centre, the library had a major $8.6 million renovation completed in 2007 which incorporated the latest in technology, additional group learning, and quiet study areas, and included the construction of the two-story Jan and Mien Heersink Reading Pavilion. Located in the McMaster Health Sciences Centre, the Library has seating for 760 people and provides many of the resources needed for the Faculty's problem-based, self-directed methods of teaching and learning.

Other Campuses

David Braley Health Sciences Centre
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David Braley Health Sciences Centre

The David Braley Health Sciences Centre at the McMaster Health Campus is a six-story building at Main and Bay streets in downtown Hamilton opened in 2015. This 192,000-square-foot landmark is unique in Canada as it was purpose-built to allow the Department of Family Medicine of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and the City of Hamilton's Public Health Services to share clinic, meeting and office space to encourage active collaboration. As well, the building features public space in the spacious lobby, available meeting rooms, a café and related medical facilities. It is also home to the McMaster Family Practice and several Faculty of Health Sciences educational programs, including the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program in Education Research, Innovation and Theory (MERIT), the Program for Faculty Development, the Foundation for Medical Practice Education, and the Continuing Health Sciences Education Program.

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP)
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McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) is a burgeoning centre for research excellence that houses laboratory, office and educational facilities which align with and leverage the research strengths of McMaster University. Located on the former Camco site on Longwood Road between Aberdeen Avenue and Main Street, the McMaster Innovation Park is home to 20,000 square feet of space for several McMaster-based groups including the Canadian Longitudinal Study in Aging, the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT), the Offord Centre for Child Studies and other teams from the Faculty of Health Sciences. The location is ideal as it is close to the main west-end campus, downtown Hamilton and Highway 403.

McMaster University Downtown Centre
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McMaster University has its continuing education classrooms and a number of offices at One James North. Located in Jackson Square at the corner of King Street West and James Street North, this extension of campus brings the university right into downtown Hamilton.

Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine – Niagara Regional Campus

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Niagara Regional Campus

The Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine’s Niagara Regional Campus was planned for students who wish to learn and experience medicine with the benefit of a regional campus setting. The academic portion of the program is delivered at the campus located within the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Additional classroom and clinical skills space is located at the Niagara Health System hospital sites.

Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine – Waterloo Regional Campus

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Waterloo Regional Campus

The Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine’s Waterloo Regional Campus opened its doors in 2007 and is a welcoming environment of community medical education. The campus is located on the University of Waterloo Health Sciences Campus on Victoria Street in downtown Kitchener. Both undergraduate medical students and medical residents take training or work at the area hospitals.