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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 Overview Cost Application Deadline
to be Considered for
Hamilton Matters Funding

McMaster Model United Nations (MACMUN)

Date: February 7-10, 2019

Location: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

MACMUN is a 4-day annual Model United Nations conference organized by students at McMaster  University that features skill-building through debate, presentations, networking opportunities, and a chance to represent a country in a setting that simulates a real UN conference. Social Sciences students can apply to have $50 of their $100 registration fee reimbursed.  

Details coming soon!

Please direct questions to Ruthanne Talbot

Indigenous Health Conference

Date: February 2, 2019

Time: 8:30am-4pm

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main  St. W., Hamilton)

IHC 2019 invites students, activists, academics and community members to join together for a day of powerful narratives spent exploring the roots of Indigenous healthcare. $15 Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot prior to the event for details. Requests for reimbursement will close February 12 at 4pm.

HIVEx Conference

CLOSED

Date: November 24 or 25, 2018 (Choose day 1 for introductory info or day 2 for advanced info)

Time: 9am-2pm

Location: Tim Horton's Field Community Space (64 Melrose Avenue N., Hamilton)

Post-secondary students, recent grads, emerging and established leaders, working professionals and anyone interested in building the next generation of leaders will spend the day networking, learning, attending workshops and having lots of conversations!

Workshops are one hour long and will run concurrently. Pick the workshops that relate to your personal and professional goals!

$40-$70  Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot prior to the event for details. Requests for reimbursement will close December 3 at 4pm.

International Women and Children's Health Conference

CLOSED

Date: November 24, 2018

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main  St. W., Hamilton)

 
This one-day conference is designed for students, faculty, and community members who are passionate about exploring the many facets of women’s and children’s health and features different talks on issues related to women’s and children’s health around the world.
$20  Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot prior to the event for details. Requests for reimbursement will close December 3 at 4pm.


National Conference on Ending Homelessness

CLOSED

Date: November 5-7, 2018

Location: Hamilton Convention Centre


The National Conference on Ending Homelessness arms policy makers, funders, researchers, advocates, community leaders and front line workers with the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to end homelessness.

 

 

Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot prior to the event for details. Requests for reimbursement will close November 14 at 4pm.

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