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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 Overview Cost Application Deadline
to be Considered for
Hamilton Matters Funding
Cities in Action: Bay Area Climate Change Summit 2019

Dates:
March 26-29 with different topics each day

March 26: Climate & Economy
March 27: Energy & Community
March 28: Transportation & Health
March 29: Youth Summit

Time:
8am-4:30pm (March 26-28) and 9:30am-4:30pm (March 29)

Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington (March 26-28) and McMaster Innovation Park (March 29)

March 26-28
Hear from community leaders taking action to tackle climate change and create opportunities locally. Learn about advancements in the fight against climate change in the areas of business and the economy, transportation, energy and community resilience.

March 29 Youth Summit
Our Future: Our Opportunity. An immersive, 1-day experience with workshops focused on green jobs, protecting our built and natural environment, and building a climate-ready city

March 26, 27 and 28 each cost $50 per day. 

March 29 costs $25.

Students can apply for up to $50 of reimbursement for registration and can also request reimbursement for transportation costs to the Burlington location only.

Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed registration and transportation fees? Contact Ruthanne Talbot prior to the event for details.

Requests for reimbursement will close March 25 at 12 p.m. (noon).

McMaster Public Health Association Conference: Crossroads in Public Health

CLOSED

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: McMaster University, CIBC Hall (3rd floor, MUSC)

Day filled with opportunities to learn about current and emerging public health issues, and to engage in dialogue with professionals and students.

The event aims to explore the ways in which different sectors collaborate to protect and promote the health of individuals and communities.

 $10 registration fee

 Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot prior to the event for details.

Requests for reimbursement will close March 15 at 12 p.m. (noon).

Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum

CLOSED

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen St. W., Toronto)

Targeted to students interested in public policy, geography, planning, law, economic development, social sciences, communication, finance, accounting public administration and more!

Students can speak with municipal leaders about the work they do. A panel of human resources professionals will share information about hiring, career growth and incentives. Plus, roundtable discussions about specific career fields.

$20 registration fee and up to $30 of transportation costs

Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed registration and transportation fees? Contact Ruthanne Talbot prior to the event for details.

Requests for reimbursement will close February 22 at 12 p.m. (noon).


McMaster Model United Nations (MACMUN)

CLOSED

Date: February 7-10, 2019

Location: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

MACMUN is a 4-day annual Model United Nations conference organized by students at McMaster  University that features skill-building through debate, presentations, networking opportunities, and a chance to represent a country in a setting that simulates a real UN conference. Social Sciences students can apply to have $50 of their $100 registration fee reimbursed.  

Students indicate an interest in applying for funding via on-line event registration form.

Indigenous Health Conference

CLOSED

Date: February 2, 2019

Time: 8:30am-4pm

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main  St. W., Hamilton)

IHC 2019 invites students, activists, academics and community members to join together for a day of powerful narratives spent exploring the roots of Indigenous healthcare. $15

Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot prior to the event for details.

Requests for reimbursement will close February 12 at 4pm.

HIVEx Conference

CLOSED

Date: November 24 or 25, 2018 (Choose day 1 for introductory info or day 2 for advanced info)

Time: 9am-2pm

Location: Tim Horton's Field Community Space (64 Melrose Avenue N., Hamilton)

Post-secondary students, recent grads, emerging and established leaders, working professionals and anyone interested in building the next generation of leaders will spend the day networking, learning, attending workshops and having lots of conversations!

Workshops are one hour long and will run concurrently. Pick the workshops that relate to your personal and professional goals!

$40-$70 

Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot prior to the event for details.

Requests for reimbursement will close December 3 at 4pm.

International Women and Children's Health Conference

CLOSED

Date: November 24, 2018

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main  St. W., Hamilton)

 
This one-day conference is designed for students, faculty, and community members who are passionate about exploring the many facets of women’s and children’s health and features different talks on issues related to women’s and children’s health around the world.
$20 

Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot prior to the event for details.

Requests for reimbursement will close December 3 at 4pm.


National Conference on Ending Homelessness

CLOSED

Date: November 5-7, 2018

Location: Hamilton Convention Centre


The National Conference on Ending Homelessness arms policy makers, funders, researchers, advocates, community leaders and front line workers with the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to end homelessness.

 

 

Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot prior to the event for details.

Requests for reimbursement will close November 14 at 4pm.

 

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

photo of Ruthanne Talbot

Ruthanne Talbot


Programming and Outreach Manager, Academic placements & community engaged learning