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Hamilton Matters Fund

What is the Hamilton Matters Fund?

The Hamilton Matters Fund was created to offer students funding to participate in events and activities taking place in the City of Hamilton that allow students to do one or more of the following:

  • Learn more about current issues in the City of Hamilton
  • Think critically about how your experience in the City of Hamilton can provide you with a new perspective on the topics you are learning in class
  • Reflect on how what you learn through your degree can contribute positively to the City of Hamilton
  • Network with professionals and community members in the City of Hamilton
  • Expand your interests and experiences as related to possible future careers

Who is eligible to apply for an opportunity through the Hamilton Matters Fund?

Activities offered through the Office of Experiential Education (EE) are available to undergraduate students who meet the main eligibility criteria listed on our website.

Students can apply for more than one Hamilton Matters Fund event.

What is the application procedure?

Simply send an email to including the following information:

  1. Your name;
  2. Your student number; and
  3. A brief statement of interest (max. 250 words) indicating why you are interested in attending, what you hope to learn, and how this event links to your academic studies and career interests.

Full Hamilton Matters Fund details, including information about reimbursements and reflections, can be found on the Hamilton Matters Fund Info Sheet.



Event Details Who should attend? What will you learn? Cost Application Deadline
to be Considered for
Hamilton Matters Funding

McMaster Indigenous Health Conference - Celebrating Indigenous Womanhood 

Date: January 13, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre, 100 Main St W

Students interested in Indigenous health research and initiatives contributing to the develoment of sustainable solutions for more positive health outcomes. 

Listen and understand the narratives, personal stories and knowledge of women, girls and members of the LGBTQ2S community, along with their allies in a culturally safe(r) space.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 Ambitious City: 
A Conversation with Mayor Don Iveson (Edmonton)

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Location: LIUNA Station, 360 James St. N

Students interested in city planning and building, sustainable transportation, affordable housing, and the role of arts and culture in the city's economy. Hosted by Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. *Lunch included*




Application closed. 

HIVEx Conference

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Lincoln Alexander Centre: 106 King Street East, Hamilton

HIVEx is all about networking, learning and conversations for students, emerging leaders and young professionals!

Topics include building strong cities, community engagement, personal branding, leadership, exploring future careers, learning from the experts and more. $40 until October 14, $50 after October 14, 2017. Tuesday, November 7, 2017
before 4:00 p.m.





Application closed

Hamilton's connection to the Inuit experience of the Hamilton Mountain Sanatorium 

Date: Sunday, November 15, 2017

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton

 Nancy Anilniliak will travel from Nunavut to share her Hamilton experience from her youth.  She and Dr. Emily Cowall (Anthropology) have been connecting members of the Inuit community to photographs of tuberculosis patients at the Hamilton Mountain Sanatorium through Dr. Cowall’s doctoral research project on this topic.





Application closed

International Women's and Children's Health Conference

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Hamilton Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

 Students who are passionate about exploring the many facets of women's and children's health at home and around the world. 




Application closed

Elect More Women Conference Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Location: Hamilton City Hall Council Chambers : 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

Students who are women or gender non-conforming people of all political affiliations and experience levels interested in learning more about or getting involved in politics and building their leadership capacity.




Application closed

Indigenous Health Practice and Research National Conference - Building Our Roots

Date: Tuesday, October 17 and/or Wednesday, October 18, 2017. 

Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Location: Hamilton Convention Centre: 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Students interested in learning about Indigenous health topics with information on Indigenous health disparities and obstacles faced. 

The event aims to improve the health status of Indigenous People in Canada while showcasing promising community practices and current research.


$100/day for one or both days. 


Application closed 


For any questions pertaining to the Hamilton Matters Fund and how to apply, please contact: