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McMaster Global

McMaster Global 

McMaster Global is an annual university wide showcase of global engagement activities supporting the McMaster University vision and mission to make global engagement and knowledge generation an integral part of its identity and presence in Canada and the world.

McMaster Global is proud to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) as part of its global showcase. International Education Week is held in over 100 countries around the world highlighting the importance international education plays in furthering our social, economic, and cultural well-being. 

Who hosts McMaster Global Events?

  • All McMaster Faculties, academics, departments, student organizations, students and administrative units are invited to host global themed academic and cultural events highlighting the breadth of our collective, university wide commitment to global engagement, interdisciplinary dialogue, addressing global issues, and fostering global citizenship.

What type of events and activities are included in McMaster Global? 

  • Global themed events and activities hosted during McMaster Global (November 1 – 12, 2021) may include virtual online academic lectures, workshops, panel discussions, research posters, seminars, presentations, information fairs, and more. Last year the McMaster Global showcase included 40+ workshops, seminars, lectures, food and cultural events open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community. 
  • Events and activities hosted during McMaster’s International Education Week (November 1 – 5, 2021) are student-facing – celebrating the global programs, international communities, and shared values that make up the fabric of our institution. Past IEW events have included the annual student exchange fair, language café, and cultural potluck, in addition to information sessions on International Experience Canada, AIESEC, WUSC, etc. 

McMaster Global Events Schedule

Is there a theme for McMaster Global? 

  • We encourage all McMaster Global event hosts to link the research, knowledge, panel discussions, virtual events and activities that they showcase to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). McMaster has been recognized for its deep commitment to the United Nations SDGs including good health and well-being, decent work and economic growth, building sustainable cities and communities, achieving gender equity and revitalizing global partnerships:

Is there funding or other support for McMaster Global events?  

  • The Office of International Affairs (OIA) in partnership with the McMaster Global Steering Committee and the President’s Office provides some support that includes marketing and coordination. Some limited funding support may also be available for those in need
  • If you have any questions about support available for your event, please contact the organizing team at

How do I submit a McMaster Global event? 

  • The event submission deadline for this year’s McMaster Global showcase is Friday October 22, 2021.
  • If you would like to submit an event, please fill out the form here and someone from our team will follow up with you to confirm scheduling and details