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Jim Lyons, PhD
Professor and Director of the OUR 

Dear Students and Faculty,   

I am thrilled to welcome you to the Faculty of Science’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at McMaster University. Innovative original research is the back-bone of science; The process through which new knowledge is created, translated and disseminated to the world at large. With this as a guiding principle, we recognize that it is incumbent upon us a faculty to provided opportunities for an immersive research experience for all of our undergraduate students, especially those who may not fully recognize the impact that independent research and scientific literacy has on all of our lives.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research will provide the opportunity for undergraduate students to:


Explore research on campus and within our community to understand the scientific process.



Engage in the research process in a variety of forums and formats while developing academic and professional skills.



Elevate aspirations and outcomes through coordinated opportunities for science communication and engagement.


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