McMaster's Children and Youth University a success

August 24, 2012

McMaster University's experimental series of free children's lectures has proven so successful that it is returning this year to cover the entire academic year, with monthly lectures on subjects selected by kids themselves. McMaster Children and Youth University brings together university instructors and young people -- most of them in elementary and middle school -- one Saturday morning each month to share knowledge and to broaden the community's access to the institution. Last year's pilot program was so popular that most of the 5 lectures were completely booked in advance, drawing students from 93 schools across an area from Niagara to Toronto. Organizers hope the program will open a pathway to university for families that have never been exposed to higher education. McMaster News Release