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MCCC Spring Public Lecture:Thu. March 26th

Join us for our Spring Public Lecture, on Thursday March 26th at 7:00 pm at McMaster Innovation Park. In partnership with UN-INWEH and McMaster Water Network. See you all there!

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Spring 2015 Lecture


We are happy to announce that the 2015 World Water Day website is live:

Read more: March 22 = WORLD WATER DAY!

Travel and Research Grants


We are happy to announce the establishment of two grants at the McMaster Centre for Climate Change. Thanks to Dr. Mo Elbestawi, theVice-President, Research & International Affairs for additional funding for the Centre, which enabled us to offer these programs.

1. Research Seed Funding ($7,000 CAD/year for two years)
Two grants to be awarded each year. The purpose of this grant is to initiate new research opportunities and collaborations for faculty members associated with the Climate Centre by leveraging these funds to recruit a new graduate student on environment and/or climate change related research project. These funds can also be utilized as seed funding to initiate a new environment/climate related research project or collaboration with industrial, business or government partners with a strong involvement of a new graduate student.

Faculty members are requested to submit the Seed Grant application form before 31st January 2015. Funding decision will be made in February 2015, so that a graduate student can be recruited for the next academic year starting in September 2015 to work on the project. 

2. Student Travel Grant (up to $500 CAD/year).

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial assistance to the Climate Centre's graduate students for travel to scientific conferences, where they present their research work. Up to 4 grants will be awarded each year.

Graduate students are requested to submit the Travel Grant application form before 31st January 2015.  Funding decision will be made in February 2015. 

All applications are to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31 Janurary 2015, 24:00 (EST). If you have any additional questions, please email us.

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 4

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University, in conjunction with the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization, Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition, Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, Global Health Program, and the Centre for Climate Change present Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 4, the fourth annual graduate conference on the internationalization of public policy. The conference will be held February 2-3, 2015 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

The conference will feature plenary talks from Prof. Ellen Gutterman (York) on transnational crime; Angela Carter (Waterloo) on Canadian energy policy; and Patrick Marier (Concordia) on aging and the welfare state. A detailed programme is available here:  

There is no cost to attend; all are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Please register here:


AR5 Synthesis Report is Out

AR5 Synthesis report was published today. To read the report see:

"This Synthesis Report is based on the reports of the three Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including relevant Special Reports. It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

Read more: AR5 Synthesis Report is Out