|McMaster University is the first university in Canada to become a member of the Worker Rights Consortium, a non-profit organization that assists universities and colleges in ensuring that the factories that produce clothing and other goods bearing university names respect the rights of workers.|
McMaster University is the fifth largest employer in the Greater Hamilton area (City of Hamilton), with more than 7,300 employees (November 2006)
McMaster's operating costs benefit economic growth in the community, through the use of local businesses and suppliers.
More than 60 per cent of McMaster's 19,503 full-time students come from outside the City of Hamilton and bring increased revenue to Hamilton area businesses through consumer spending (November 2006)
Hamilton is the fourth largest city in Ontario, and the ninth largest in Canada. It is ranked as one of the top 10 places to do business in Canada
McMaster University is the major knowledge generator in the Hamilton region, providing both the human capital and the research output necessary to fuel the region’s economy
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