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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 statement 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 Who should attend? Cost Application Deadline
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Training Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time: 6-8:30pm

Location: McMaster University
Students interested in receiving training from United Nations officials, policymakers and civil society activists who identified, created and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world. $27 Friday, March 3 by 4pm for us to reimburse your funding, but we cannot guaranteed that tickets will remain so please submit asap.
McMaster Indigenous Health Conference Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Time: 8am-4pm

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre
100 Main Street West

Students interested in learning about Indigenous health topics with information on Indigenous health disparities and obstacles faced by this demographic. The event aims to develop understandings of the need for cultural competency and safety when working with Indigenous populations in contexts that extend beyond health care.  $10 January 26 before 12 noon
HIVEx Conference 2016

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton

Are you interested in building strong cities, community engagement, entrepreneurship, networking, leadership, exploring future careers, learning from the experts and more? The goal is to provide a meaningful forum for students, emerging leaders and young professionals to explore how they can build their careers by further engaging with their professional and community networks. Check out their website for full information about speakers and sessions! $45 until October 10, $50 after October 10 October 19 before 4pm

Heritage Rising: National Heritage Trust Conference


Date: October 20-22, 2016 (flexible attendance based on student schedule)

Time: Full day

Location: Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Are you interested in cities, culture, indigenous issues, neighbourhoods, places of faith, preservation of history, sustainability, economic development, and more? All these themes and more will be covered through various conference sessions. See conference program for full details.

Students $125

October 7 before 4pm


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