When you were at Mac, did you discover that
you were in your element?

Be in your element and a part of the Arthur Bourns Building’s stunning new periodic table display in the lobby.

Make a gift

Elements: The Building Blocks of Life

There are cranes and construction crews on campus: the Arthur Bourns Building (ABB) is currently under renovation. That means new labs and offices, new educational outreach opportunities and new learning spaces to leverage the exceptional faculty and students that inhabit these spaces.

For you, it’s an opportunity to make your mark on ABB.

  • Claim your favourite element on the periodic table for $1,000 and click to make your gift
  • We double your gift and contribute $1,000 to match your donation
  • Your name will appear near the installation in ABB’s lobby

2019 is the Year of the Periodic Table

ABB’s new lobby will greet all who travel through it with a larger-than life 10x6 foot interactive periodic table display of the elements. A display of backlit boxes representing each element, each box will incorporate samples, objects, pictures and historical facts about the element.

Join us in this opportunity. What’s your element?

Now you just need to choose. Is your dream to (finally) be Iron Man? What’s your significant number? Do you share initials with an element?

To make a donation, select a remaining element.

If you'd prefer to make a gift by mail, you can send a cheque made out McMaster University to:

Kris Gadjanski, Alumni Advancement and Annual Giving
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W., Alumni House
Hamilton ON L8S 4K1

Kindly include a note that indicates the gift is for the Periodic Table Campaign, and your element of choice. For other inquiries, please contact Kris at (905) 525-9140 ext. 21837 or gadjank@mcmaster.ca