About the Program

McMaster’s philosophy toward health sciences education is community-oriented, people-centered, interdisciplinary and problem-based. Our students are exposed very early to patients and their problems in settings ranging from community health care practices to specialized hospital services.

Why McMaster

  • The program provides solid academic background and understanding of the principles of Midwifery care as well as the opportunity to integrate this learning in a clinical setting, providing the basis for excellence in clinical practice.

  • Our faculty is comprised of midwifery professors, who also maintain clinical practice and additional faculty who are experts in the social, health and biological sciences

  • Work closely with practicing midwives and other maternity care providers to ensure a high quality environment for students.

  • State of the art anatomy lab

  • Centre for simulation based learning

  • A robust health science library

  • Nationally and Internationally recognized educators and researchers

  • Inter-professional opportunities with learners from other health care professions including physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers.

  • Clinical placements in a variety of geographical settings.

  • Graduates are prepared for their role as professional primary healthcare providers

  • Home to Canada’s first formally recognized midwifery research centre in Canada, to learn more click here.

Our Strengths

  • One of only five Canadian universities (and one of only two in Ontario) consistently ranked among the top 100 in the world by the major global ranking systems.

  • A medical-doctoral, research-intensive university dedicated to teaching, research and service.

  • The McMaster Model, a student-centred, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning, has been adopted worldwide.

  • Named Canada's most research-intensive, medical-doctoral university in the October 2017 results from Research Infosource.

  • Home to more than 70 research centres and institutes.

  • The only university in Canada to serve as host to the United Nations University through the Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).

  • More than 70 international exchange agreements.

  • World-class athletic facilities; 2011 Vanier Cup national football champions and 2012/2014 Vanier Cup finalists.

  • 300 acres of scenic property.

  • 30-acre central core designated for pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • The McMaster Forest: 115 acres of natural lands in the Dundas Valley.

  • Explore the natural beauty in McMaster's own backyard at Nature@McMaster.


McMaster University Facts

  • 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 History

  • Founded in 1887 in Toronto through a bequest from the estate of Senator William McMaster, a member of the first senate after Confederation and founding president of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

  • Maroon and grey were adopted as the official colours in 1912.

  • Relocated from Toronto to Hamilton in 1930.

  • Celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2012.

Our Location

  • Hamilton, Ontario: The Waterfall Capital of Canada.

  • Close proximity to Toronto and Niagara Falls.

  • Flourishing local arts community.

  • Regional campuses in Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara and downtown Hamilton.

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