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Community Engagement


MacChangers is a co-curricular program (students do not receive course credit) at McMaster University that pairs multidisciplinary teams with community members to propose innovative solutions to local challenges facing the Hamilton community, as well as the global community.

Over the school year, MacChangers teams will develop their professional and transferable skills through workshops on a variety of topics, such as human-centred design, financial viability of solutions, prototyping, communication, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving. Students will utilize these new skills to develop unique and robust proposals to solve local challenges.    In March, teams present their proposed solutions in front of an audience consisting of students, staff, and faculty members from McMaster University, as well as stakeholders from the Hamilton community.

The MacChangers program welcomes students from all faculties to share their expertise and has no cost to enroll.

This program is supported by the Faculty of Engineering and the Office of Community Engagement.