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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 brief statement of interest (max. 250 words) 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? What will you learn? Cost Application Deadline
to be Considered for
Hamilton Matters Funding

National Conference on Ending Homelessness

Date: November 5-7, 2018

Location: Hamilton Convention Centre




Details coming soon!

Please direct questions to Ruthanne Tabot

McMaster Model United Nations (MACMUN)

Date: February 7-10, 2019

Location: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel


Details coming soon!

Please direct questions to Ruthanne Tabot


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