Our History:

Collaborations for Health has its roots in the University’s Refining Directions strategic project and was officially launched in early 2005. Since then, the initiative has continued to develop and expand through numerous consultations, meetings, retreats and other undertakings as faculty from across campus become involved and work to create platforms that will help McMaster become Canada’s premier health university. For details on the development of Collaborations for Health, click here.

Collaborations for Health Retreat:

A retreat held in June 2005 brought together faculty members who had responded to the Call for Ideas for enhancing collaborative health-related interdisciplinary research and education at McMaster. For more details on this event and its outcomes, click here.

Organizational Framework:

The organizational framework for Collaborations for Health includes four themes co-led by faculty from across the University, a small secretariat comprised of a Director, Managing Director and Administrative Assistant, and an advisory committee consisting of 16 faculty members representing the five Faculties and the School of Business.