McMaster free lecture program introduces children to university experience

November 16, 2011

Children & Youth University is a new pilot program at McMaster University consisting of 5 free Saturday-morning lectures aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds, with the goal of educating them on appealing topics while introducing them to the university experience. The interactive lecture sessions will cover a wide range of subjects, including Aboriginal contributions to Canada, perceptions of disability, the human body, the importance of children, and the 1918 flu epidemic. Program organizers hope it will hold particular appeal to children whose families have never been exposed to higher education. The idea for the program comes from Europe, where university programs designed for children have been popular and effective. McMaster News Release