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About McMaster University

McMaster University is a public research university in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is on 121 hectares (300 acres) of land near the residential neighbourhoods of Ainslie Wood and Westdale, adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens.It operates six academic faculties: the DeGroote School of Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Science, and Science. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.

The university bears the name of William McMaster, a prominent Canadian Senator and banker who bequeathed C$900,000 to its founding.It was incorporated under the terms of an act of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1887, merging the Toronto Baptist College with Woodstock College. It opened in Toronto in 1890. Inadequate facilities and the gift of land in Hamilton prompted its relocation in 1930.The Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec controlled the university until it became a privately chartered, publicly funded non-denominational institution in 1957.

McMaster University is co-educational, and has over 25,000 undergraduate and over 4,000 post-graduate students.Alumni and former students reside across Canada and in 139 countries.Notable alumni include government officials, academics, business leaders, Rhodes Scholars, Gates Cambridge Scholars, and two Nobel laureates.The university was ranked 66th in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities,78th in the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings,128th in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report global university ranking,and 140th in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.In 2016, it was ranked the most research intensive university in Canada by Research Infosource, with the university receiving an average research income of $405,300 per faculty member, the highest in Canada.Its athletic teams are known as the Marauders, and are members of U Sports.

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