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Message from the Director

Dr. Altaf Arain
Centre for Climate Change Director

Message from the Director

Established in 2010, the McMaster Centre for Climate Change promotes and facilitates education, research and interdisciplinary collaborations. Our team of internationally respected faculty members from across the university together with government scientists, postdoctoral fellows and graduate and undergraduate students focuses on climate change impacts on water resources, environment, ecosystems and human health. We promote multidisciplinary research by bringing together the expertise of researchers from McMaster’s Faculties of Science, Engineering, Health Science, Business and Social Science.

Our centre is focused on advancing scientific knowledge and discovery in seven key areas:

  • Physical Climate and Modelling
  • Ecosystem Impacts and Adaptations
  • Water Resources and Hydroclimate
  • Paleoclimate and Isotopes
  • Infrastructure Impacts
  • Remediation, Resilience and Public Policy
  • Human Health and Societal Impacts

Along with serving as a valued partner and trusted source for climate science research, the McMaster Centre for Climate Change is actively engaged in education and outreach initiatives that raise awareness, increase understanding and encourage involvement by the general public and high school students who represent the future generation of scientists and researchers.

Altaf Arain
McMaster Centre for Climate Change Director
Professor, School of Earth, Environment & Society