About Public Affairs

Welcome to the Public Affairs website at McMaster University. Our office works across the university to develop and enhance relationships with all levels of government in support of the University’s mission and vision.

We seek to ensure that elected officials, civil servants and other stakeholders are informed and updated on McMaster’s activities and accomplishments.

Our office also provides strategic government relations advice to our internal community.

Through our work, we also coordinate activities and liaise with the Council of Ontario Universities and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

University Mission Statement

"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."

University Vision

"To achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence."